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Cornelius Carr

Cornelius Carr
Cornelius Carr, WBF Champion.jpg
Cornelius Carr, WBF Champion
Statistics
Real name John Thomas Carr
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality British
Born (1969-04-09) 9 April 1969 (age 49)
Teesside, Cleveland, United Kingdom
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 38
Wins 34
Wins by KO 17
Losses 4
Draws 0
No contests 0

Cornelius Carr (born John Thomas Carr; 9 April 1969[1]) is a British former professional boxer.

Contents

Early lifeEdit

At the age of nine he survived meningitis after 3 weeks of intensive care.[2] He recovered to make first encounter with boxing aged 11 years at the Grangetown Amateur Boxing club in Middlesbrough, run by Martin Turner.[3]

As a 17-year-old amateur he reached the 1987 Amateur Boxing Association of England National Championship final at Wembley Arena, London and fought Rod Douglas,[4] an Olympic medalist and England squad member.

Professional boxing careerEdit

British Super-Middleweight ChampionEdit

With only 1 defeat in 24 professional bouts, Carr won the BBBofC British Super-Middleweight in 1994 by beating James Cook on points at York Hall in London.[5]

WBO Super Middleweight title fightEdit

At short notice Carr was given the opportunity to challenge Steve Collins for the WBO Super Middleweight Title at The Point, Dublin, Ireland in November 1995.[6] After 12 rounds he lost on points.

World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) World Middleweight ChampionEdit

In February 1999, Carr became the World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) World Middleweight Champion, defeating Steve Foster by a unanimous decision. He successfully defended this title in the following October beating Dingaan Thobela.[7]

Cornelius Carr retired in 2001 with a record of: 34 Wins (17 KOs), 4 Losses.

After professional careerEdit

Carr now resides in Bournemouth, England, working as a boxing coach and online mentor through the website Sneak Punch.[3]

In June 2012, Chris Eubank hinted in the national press about a possible return to the ring. Carr issued a press release to the media attempting to drum up interest for a contest,[8] although later admitted nothing had materialised.[9]

Carr is featured in the video for the single "Boxers" by Morrissey, released in January 1995, and appears on the cover artwork for the 1995 Morrissey compilation album World of Morrissey as well as an earlier single by The Smiths, called Sweet and Tender Hooligan.

Professional boxing recordEdit

34 Wins (17 KOs), 4 Losses[10]
Res. Opponent Type Date Location Notes
Loss   Sam Soliman PTS 2001-02-28   Royal Garden Hotel, London
Won   Gary Beardsley PTS 2000-12-08   National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London
Won   Dingaan Thobela MD 1999-10-31   David Lloyd Tennis Centre, Raynes Park, London Retained World Boxing Federation World middleweight title
Won   Jason Barker TKO 1999-08-20   Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London
Won   Steve Foster UD 1999-02-20   The Pavilion, Thornaby, Yorkshire Won World Boxing Federation World middleweight title
Won   Jimmy Vincent PTS 1998-11-25   Caesars Nightclub, Streatham, London
Won   Danny Juma PTS 1998-10-27   Fountain Leisure Centre, Brentford, London
Won   Darren Covill RTD 1998-09-10   Town Hall, Acton, London
Loss   Dean Francis TKO 1997-03-14   Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
Won   Danny Juma PTS 1996-03-02   Telewest Arena, Newcastle
Loss   Steve Collins UD 1995-11-25   Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland For WBO World super middleweight title
Won   Barry Thorogood TKO 1995-07-07   Wales National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
Won   Chris Richards RTD 1995-05-13   Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Won   Colin Manners PTS 1995-02-04   Wales National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
Won   James Cook PTS 1994-03-11   York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Won BBBofC British super middleweight title
Won   Horace Fleary PTS 1993-09-22   Grand Hall, Wembley, London
Won   Stan King PTS 1993-05-19   Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Won   Graham Burton PTS 1993-04-24   National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Won   Alan Richards PTS 1992-10-29   Bayswater, London
Won   Marvin O'Brien TKO 1991-09-07   Studio Comunate San Giacomo, Salemi, Sicilia, Italy
Won   Paul Burton TKO 1991-05-18   Palazzo Dello Sport, Verbania, Piemonte, Italy
Won   Carlo Colarusso PTS 1991-03-02   Dolphin Centre, Darlington
Won   Frank Eubank TKO 1991-02-16   The Pavilion, Thornaby, Yorkshire
Won   Jerry Nestor KO 1990-10-27   Greenville, Mississippi, US
Won   John Maltreaux KO 1990-09-26   New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Won   Franky Moro PTS 1990-04-21   Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland
Won   Peter Gorny TKO 1990-02-20   New London Arena, Millwall, London
Won   Carlo Colarusso TKO 1989-10-24   Leisure Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire
Loss   Georges Bosco TKO 1989-03-22   Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
Won   Kevin Hayde PTS 1988-12-20   Leisure Centre, Swansea, Wales
Won   Skip Jackson KO 1988-11-15   The Lads Club, Norwich, Norfolk
Won   Andy Catesby TKO 1988-05-10   Municipal Hall, Tottenham, London
Won   Franky Moro PTS 1988-04-12   National Sports Centre, Cardiff, Wales
Won   Darren Parker TKO 1988-03-24   York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Won   Kesem Clayton PTS 1988-01-27   York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Won   Seamus Casey TKO 1988-01-12   National Sports Centre, Cardiff, Wales Casey was badly cut over left eye
Won   Dave Heaver TKO 1987-11-28   Blazers Night Club, Windsor, Berkshire
Won   Paul Burton TKO 1987-09-22   York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Professional debut
Achievements
Preceded by
James Cook
BBBofC Super-Middleweight Champion
11 March 1994 – 23 January 1995
Succeeded by
Ali Forbes
Preceded by
Joaquin Velasquez
World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) World Middleweight Champion
20 February 1999 – 10 March 2000
Succeeded by
Delroy Leslie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional boxing record for Cornelius Carr". BoxRec. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Findley, Nicky. "Fighter knocked out by meningitis". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Goncalves, Vania. "'You don't need to be a boxer to train like one'". The Breaker. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "1987 Roll of Honour – England Boxing". The Amateur Boxing Association of England. The Amateur Boxing Association of England. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "BBBofC British Super Middleweight Title History". BoxRec. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Professional boxing record for Cornelius Carr". BoxRec. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "WBF World Championship History". World Boxing Foundation (WBFo). Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Steel, Adam. "Cornelius Carr eyes golden oldie clash with Chris Eubank". Gazette Live. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Steel, Adam. "Chris Eubank clash a no go, admits Cornelius Carr". Gazette Live. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cornelius Carr boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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