Peter Boddington


Peter Boddington

Infobox Boxer
name=Peter Boddington



realname=Peter Boddington
nickname=
weight=Heavyweight
nationality=flagicon|UK British
birth_date=Birth date and age|1942|10|1|df=y
birth_place=Coventry, England
death_date|=
death_place|=
style=Southpaw
total=22
wins=18
losses=4
draws=0
no contests=0
KO=15|

Peter Boddington (born October 1 1942 in Coventry, England) was the British amateur heavyweight boxing champion and subsequently a professional boxer. Boddington was member of his local boxing club, Rootes ABC. He went to Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School in Whitley, Coventry.

Boxing career

Amateur

Boddington became the British amateur heavyweight boxing champion wining his title in the 80th Amateur Boxing Association Championships at the Wembley Arena, Wembley, London on 5 May 1967.

Boddington won a silver medal in the 20th European Amateur Boxing Championships in Rome (25 May - 2 June 1967) having a weight 91 kg.

Professional

Boddington turned professional in September 1967, running his record up to 12-0 with 11 KOs by March 1969. He then started the tail end of his career, losing 4 of his last 10 bouts - a points and TKO loss to Bunny Johnson, a KO by Paul Cassidy, and a TKO by Mike Schutte to close Boddington's career in his only fight outside the UK, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 2 September 1972.

External links

* [http://www.abae.co.uk/Honour/Senior/national/1960/index.asp Amateur Boxing Association of England]
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