Barry McGuigan

  • Name
  • Barry McGuigan
  • Sport
  • Boxing
  • Born
  • 28th Feb 1961 Clones, Co. Monaghan
  • Professional Career Featherweight
  • Total Fights
  • 35
  • Wins
  • 32
  • Wins by KO
  • 28
  • Losses
  • 3
  • 1981
  • Started his Professional Boxing career
  • Beat Selwyn Bell KO 2nd round Dublin
  • Lost to Peter Eubank 8 rounds London
  • Beat Terry Pizzarro
  • Beat Peter Eubank KO 8th round.
  • 1982
  • Won 8 fights (7 by KO)
  • 1983
  • Won 4 fights
  • 1983
  • British Featherweight Champion (against Vernon Penprase)
  • 1983
  • European Featherweight Champion (against Valerio Nati) (KO 6th round)
  • 1984
  • Won 6 fights (all KO’s)
  • 1985
  • Beat Juan Laporte (10 rounds)
  • Beat Farid Gallouze (defence of European Featherweight Title)
  • 1985
  • WBA Featherweight Champion (London) against Eusebio Pedrosa 15 rounds
  • 1986
  • Beat Bernard Taylor (USA) rsf 9th round
  • Beat Danilo Cabrera KO 14th round
  • 1986
  • Lost to Steve Cruz 15 rounds. Lost title.
  • 1987
  • Beat Nicky Perez
  • Beat Francisco Tomas Da Cruz
  • Beat Julio Cesar Miranda
  • Lost to Jim McDonnell Tech KO 4th round
  • 1987
  • Retired from boxing
  • Amateur Career
  • 1976
  • Irish Amateur Champion 1976 against Martin Brereton
  • 1978
  • Represented Northern Ireland at Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada
  • 1980
  • Represented Ireland in the Olympic Games in Moscow