Kevin Martin McBride (born 10 May 1973) is an Irish retired professional boxer who is best known for defeating Mike Tyson in 2005, in what would be the latter's final fight. As an amateur, McBride competed for Ireland at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He is married to Danielle Curran. The couple share two children, a daughter and son.
McBride (right) vs. Andrew Golota, 2007
|Real name||Kevin Martin McBride|
|Nickname(s)||The Clones Colossus|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Reach||80 in (203 cm)|
|Born||10 May 1973|
Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
|Wins by KO||29|
McBride debuted in December 1992, with a draw against Gary Charlton. In 1997, he defeated Paul Douglas to win the All-Ireland Heavyweight Title, and in 2002 he defeated Craig Tomlinson to add the IBC Americas Heavyweight Title. McBride currently resides in the heavily Irish neighbourhood of Dorchester in Boston and trains in nearby Brockton, Massachusetts.
McBride's career-defining performance was a victory over Mike Tyson, former undisputed world heavyweight champion, via a 6th-round TKO on 11 June 2005 when Tyson quit the fight by informing the referee that he would not be able to continue to round Seven in the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The aged Tyson explained in a post fight interview that his heart wasn't into the sport any more. Tyson announced his retirement after the bout, saying "I'm not going to disrespect the sport anymore by losing to this caliber of fighter".
McBride has suffered six losses by knockout—including twice against fighters with losing records. Since his fight with Mike Tyson, McBride beat Byron Polley, then suffered three upset losses. The first loss was against Mike Mollo, a second-round knockout loss. The second loss was against Andrew Golota, a sixth-round technical knockout loss after Golota skilfully worked a cut he had opened up over McBride's eye. After three years inactivity, McBride, the 'Clones Colossus', attempted a comeback in an eight rounder on 10 July 2010 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, but lost every round—and the bout—in an upset to cruiserweight veteran Zack Page, a journeyman with a losing record as a professional. Despite standing 6 ft 6 in and weighing 282 pounds to Page's 6 ft 0 in and 205 pounds, McBride was outworked and out punched by his smaller, faster, more aggressive opponent.
On 9 April 2011 McBride fought former cruiserweight and light heavyweight world champion Tomasz Adamek for the IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Championship belts at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Adamek won a 12-round unanimous decision.
His most recent defeat was on 29 July 2011 against Polish boxer Mariusz Wach, during a boxing gala held at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut. It was Mcbride's third consecutive defeat against a Polish boxer, having lost earlier to Andrzej Gołota and Tomasz Adamek. It is speculated that McBride will announce the end of his boxing career.
McBride's nickname, "The Clones Colossus", recalls Barry McGuigan's sobriquet "The Clones Cyclone".
Professional boxing recordEdit
|35 Wins (29 knockouts, 6 decisions), 10 Losses (7 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw |
|Loss||35–10–1||Mariusz Wach||KO||4||29 July 2011||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||WBC International Heavyweight Title. McBride knocked out at 2:25 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||35–9–1||Tomasz Adamek||UD||12||9 April 2011||Newark, New Jersey, United States||IBF International/WBO NABO Heavyweight Titles. 108–119, 107–120, 108–119.|
|Loss||35–8–1||Matt Skelton||UD||3||9 October 2010||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom||Prizefighter Tournament Heavyweight Semi-final. 28–29, 28–29, 28–29.|
|Win||35–7–1||Franklin Egobi||SD||3||9 October 2010||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom||Prizefighter Tournament Heavyweight Quarter-Final. 29–28, 29–28, 28–29.|
|Loss||34–7–1||Zack Page||UD||8||10 July 2010||Poughkeepsie, New York, United States||72–80, 72–80, 74–78.|
|Loss||34–6–1||Andrew Golota||TKO||6||6 October 2007||New York City, United States||IBF North American Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the sixth round.|
|Loss||34–5–1||Mike Mollo||TKO||2||7 October 2006||Rosemont, Illinois, United States||WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:44 of the second round after McBride was knocked down three times in the fight.|
|Win||34–4–1||Byron Polley||TKO||4||1 April 2006||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the fourth round.|
|Win||33–4–1||Mike Tyson||TKO||6||11 June 2005||Washington, District of Columbia, United States||Referee stopped the bout after the sixth round. Tyson retired after the fight.|
|Win||32–4–1||Kevin Montiy||RTD||5||18 March 2005||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:28 of the fifth round.|
|Win||31–4–1||Marcus Rhode||KO||3||4 December 2003||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||30–4–1||Lenzie Morgan||KO||1||9 August 2003||Brockton, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||29–4–1||Najee Shaheed||TKO||9||17 March 2003||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||IBC Americas Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||28–4–1||Craig Tomlinson||KO||3||25 October 2002||Revere, Massachusetts, United States||IBC Americas Heavyweight Title. Tomlinson knocked out at 2:31 of the third round.|
|Win||27–4–1||Reynaldo Minus||KO||3||26 July 2002||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||26–4–1||Gary Winmon||TKO||2||24 May 2002||Revere, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the second round.|
|Loss||25–4–1||DaVarryl Williamson||TKO||5||18 January 2002||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the fifth round.|
|Win||25–3–1||Rodney McSwain||PTS||10||3 November 2001||Little Rock, Arkansas, United States|
|Win||24–3–1||Willie Phillips||PTS||10||11 August 2001||Little Rock, Arkansas, United States|
|Win||23–3–1||Domingo Monroe||KO||1||26 June 1999||Quincy, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||22–3–1||Michael Murray||TKO||3||11 April 1998||Southwark, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||22–2–1||Yuriy Yelistratov||TKO||1||22 November 1997||Manchester, United Kingdom||Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the first round.|
|Loss||21–2-1||Axel Schulz||TKO||9||30 August 1997||Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany||McBride was knocked down in the ninth round.|
|Win||21–1–1||Paul Douglas||TKO||5||2 June 1997||Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom||BBBofC Northern Ireland area/Irish Heavyweight Titles.|
|Win||20–1–1||Stoyan Stoyanov||TKO||1||28 April 1997||Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Loss||19–1–1||Louis Monaco||TKO||5||7 February 1997||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the fifth round.|
|Win||19–0–1||Tui Toia||TKO||2||14 January 1997||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:25 of the second round.|
|Win||18–0–1||Roger McKenzie||TKO||6||3 December 1996||Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom|
|Win||17–0–1||Shane Woollas||TKO||2||6 November 1996||redirect page, United Kingdom|
|Win||16–0–1||Steve Garber||TKO||7||2 July 1995||Dublin, Ireland||Referee stopped the bout at 2:17 of the seventh round.|
|Win||15–0–1||Atelea Kalhea||KO||1||13 May 1995||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||14–0–1||Jimmy Harrison||TKO||1||22 April 1995||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||13–0–1||Carl McGrew||TKO||5||4 March 1995||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||12–0–1||Carl Gaffney||TKO||1||7 February 1995||Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom|
|Win||12–0–1||John Lampre||TKO||1||10 December 1994||Portland, Maine, United States|
|Win||11–0–1||Dean Storey||TKO||3||12 November 1994||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||10–0–1||Graham Arnold||TKO||2||24 September 1994||Wembley, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||9–0–1||James Truesdale||TKO||3||26 August 1994||Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States|
|Win||8–0–1||Stanley Wright||PTS||6||17 June 1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7–0–1||Roger Bryant||TKO||1||4 June 1994||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0–1||Edgar Turpin||TKO||1||6 May 1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:02 of the first round.|
|Win||5–0–1||John Harewood||TKO||3||1 December 1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||4–0–1||John Harewood||TKO||3||1 December 1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||3–0–1||Chris Coughlan||PTS||4||13 October 1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||2–0–1||Joey Paladino||KO||2||15 September 1993||Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom||Paladino knocked out at 2:32 of the second round.|
|Win||1–0–1||Gary Williams||PTS||4||13 February 1993||Manchester, United Kingdom||40–39.|
|Draw||0–0–1||Gary Charlton||PTS||6||17 December 1992||Barking, London, United Kingdom|
- McBride's Boxing Record boxrec.com – Retrieved: 14 July 2007
- McBride's career Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine britishboxing.net – Retrieved: 14 July 2007
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