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Kevin Martin McBride (born 10 May 1973) is an Irish retired professional boxer[1] 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.

Kevin McBride
Andrew Golota vs Kevin McBride.jpg
McBride (right) vs. Andrew Golota, 2007
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Real nameKevin Martin McBride
Nickname(s)The Clones Colossus
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Reach80 in (203 cm)
NationalityIrish
Born (1973-05-10) 10 May 1973 (age 46)
Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights46
Wins35
Wins by KO29
Losses10
Draws1

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Professional careerEdit

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.[1]

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.[2] The aged Tyson explained in a post fight interview that his heart wasn't into the sport any more.[3] Tyson announced his retirement after the bout, saying "I'm not going to disrespect the sport anymore by losing to this caliber of fighter".[4]

 
McBride in his corner during the Andrew Golota fight at the Madison Square Garden in October 2007.

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.[5]

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 [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b McBride's Boxing Record boxrec.com – Retrieved: 14 July 2007
  2. ^ McBride's career Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine britishboxing.net – Retrieved: 14 July 2007
  3. ^ No 'guts', no glory for Tyson in defeat – boxing – ESPN
  4. ^ "Tyson won't 'disrespect' boxing by fighting on | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Boxing – Aguilera wins, McBride upset". Fightnews.com. 10 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.

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