Mircea Șimon

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Mircea Șimon (born January 22, 1954) is a retired Romanian heavyweight boxer. He took up boxing in 1971 at Dinamo Bucharest, coached by Constantin Nour, and won a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics,[2] losing to Teófilo Stevenson in the final. In 1978 he fled to the United States, where in 1978–1979 he fought 14 bouts as a professional with a record of 12 wins and two draws.[3] He later returned to Romania and coached Marian and Dorel Simion. He then took a break from boxing for ten years, and in 2007 worked with Romanian Boxing Federation to prepare the national team for the 2008 Olympics.[4]

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Statistics
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Born (1954-01-22) January 22, 1954 (age 66)
Bucharest, Romania[1]
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights14
Wins12
Wins by KO10
Losses0
Draws2

Professional recordEdit

12 Wins (10 knockouts, 2 decisions), 2 Draws [5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Draw 12–1–1   Leroy Caldwell PTS 10 (10) 1979-09-27   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 12–1–0   Charlie Johnson KO 4 (10) 1979-08-30   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 11–1–0   Koroseta Kid KO 2 (10) 1979-07-26   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 10–1–0   Tony Pulu KO 3 (10) 1979-06-14   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 9–1–0   Beau Williford KO 2 (10) 1979-04-26   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Draw 8–1–0   Eddie López PTS 10 (10) 1979-03-01   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 8–0   James Dixon KO 2 (10) 1979-02-01   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 7–0   Oliver Philipps TKO 2 (10) 1978-10-26   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 6–0   David Wynne KO 1 1978-09-15   Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–0   Mark Junior KO 2 1978-07-27   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 4–0   Dan Johnson KO 6 (8) 1978-06-15   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 3–0   Bob Swoopes PTS 8 (8) 1978-05-18   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 2–0   Rocky Jones KO 1 1978-05-04   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 1–0   Rocky Jones UD 6 (6) 1978-03-18   The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mircea Șimon. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Mircea Şimon – Românul care a rezistat două reprize în faţa lui Stevenson" (in Romanian). Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ Professional boxing record for Mircea Șimon from BoxRec
  4. ^ Mircea Șimon. Romanian Olympic Committee
  5. ^ http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=22784&cat=boxer