Andy Straughn boxer

Andy Straughn boxer
bouts
27
won
18
lost
7
draw
2
Status
inactive
Division
cruiserweight
Debut
1982-06-07
Height
6′ 1″/185cm
Reach
-
Age
-
Born
1959-12-25
Death
-
Nationality
United Kingdom

Born in Barbados in 1959, Straughn moved to England with his family when he was 10. He learned to box at the Hitchin Youth Amateur Boxing Club and went on to a successful career as an amateur, which included winning ABA light-heavyweight titles in 1979, 1980, and 1981, and representing the UK at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He turned professional in 1982 and won seven of his first eight fights, the other a draw with Ian Lazarus. He travelled to the United States in 1984 where he suffered his first defeats, to Arthel Lawhorne and Tim Bullock. Back in the UK he was unbeaten in his next eight fights, leading to a fight against Tee Jay in October 1986 for the British cruiserweight title vacated by Sammy Reeson. Straughn won narrowly on points to become British champion. His first defence came in February 1987 against Roy Smith, with Smith taking the title on points. Straughn then fought Glenn McCrory in an eliminator for the title, losing after a cut eye forced a stoppage in the tenth round. When McCrory vacated the title, Straughn was again matched with Tee Jay and took a points decision to become British champion for a second time in November 1988. This time his first defence was against Johnny Nelson and again Straughn lost the title, Nelson stopping him in the eighth round in May 1989. In March 1990 Straughn challenged Derek Angol for the Commonwealth cruiserweight title at the Royal Albert Hall; Angol stopped Straughn in the eighth round. This proved to be Straughn's final fight.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1990-03-14 Derek Angol WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
KO
1989-11-28 David Muhammed WWLWLL Town Hall, Battersea LOST
Points
1989-10-05 Abner Blackstock LDLLLW Leisure Centre, Stevenage WIN
Points
1989-05-21 Johnny Nelson WWWWWW Supertent, Finsbury Park LOST
KO
1988-11-01 Tee Jay LWWWWL Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading WIN
Points
1988-06-25 Andrew Gerrard LLWLLD Kenilworth Road (Luton Town FC), Luton WIN
Points
1987-03-31 Glenn McCrory LLWWWW Civic Sports Centre, Oldham LOST
Technical knockout
1987-02-17 Roy Smith LWWLWW Leisure Centre, Alfreton LOST
Points
1986-10-25 Tee Jay WDWWW Leisure Centre, Stevenage WIN
Points
1986-09-10 Pat Strachan WWWWWW Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill WIN
Points
1986-05-20 Chris Devine LLLLWL Town Hall, Huddersfield WIN
Technical knockout
1986-04-30 Steve Gee LLLLLL Picketts Lock Stadium, Edmonton WIN
Points
1986-04-16 Chris Devine WLLLLW Royalty Theatre, Holborn WIN
Technical knockout
1985-11-21 Antonio Harris WLLWWL Leisure Centre, Huddersfield DRAW
Points
1985-04-24 Roosevelt Green WLLWLL Britannia Leisure Centre, Shoreditch WIN
Technical knockout
1985-04-18 Tom Collins LLLLWL North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax WIN
KO
1984-11-24 John Joseph WWWWLL Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead WIN
Technical knockout
1984-05-03 Tim Bullock WLWD Cobo Hall, Detroit LOST
Points
1984-04-15 Arthel Lawhorn WWLLLL Cobo Arena, Detroit LOST
Split-decision
1983-12-03 Cordwell Hylton LWLWWL Regents Crest Hotel, Marylebone WIN
Points
1983-06-13 Ian Lazarus WWWWLW Sports Centre, Coventry DRAW
Points
1983-04-21 Theo Josephs LLLLWL Leisure Centre, Stevenage WIN
Technical knockout
1983-03-07 Roy Skeldon LLLLWL National Sporting Club, Piccadilly WIN
Corner retirement
1982-11-18 Eddie Cooper LLLWLL Sports Centre, Coventry WIN
Technical knockout
1982-09-04 Joe Frater WLWLLW Regents Crest Hotel, Marylebone WIN
Technical knockout
1982-06-22 Winston Burnett WLLLLL Town Hall, Hornsey WIN
Points
1982-06-07 Joe Jackson LLLLL Bloomsbury Centre, Bloomsbury WIN
Technical knockout