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Cornelius Boza-Edwards boxer

Cornelius Boza-Edwards image
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1976-12-13
Born 1956-05-27
Nationality Uganda
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
bouts
53
won
45
lost
7
draw
1
bouts
53
won
45
lost
7
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1976-12-13
Born 1956-05-27
Nationality Uganda
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Edwards was scheduled to compete as a featherweight boxer for Uganda in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. However, Uganda boycotted the Montreal Olympics, as did many other African countries. The boycott deprived Edwards of competing in the Olympic Games.Edwards won the WBC world Jr. Lightweight title from "Bazooka" Limón with a fifteen-round decision in 1981 at Stockton, California, this after Limón, a Mexican, had made his infamous You know what happens to British boxers when they face Mexicans comment, in a reference to the fight between Lupe Pintor and Johnny Owen, after which Owen died.

Edwards was scheduled to compete as a featherweight boxer for Uganda in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. However, Uganda boycotted the Montreal Olympics, as did many other African countries. The boycott deprived Edwards of competing in the Olympic Games.Edwards won the WBC world Jr. Lightweight title from "Bazooka" Limón with a fifteen-round decision in 1981 at Stockton, California, this after Limón, a Mexican, had made his infamous You know what happens to British boxers when they face Mexicans comment, in a reference to the fight between Lupe Pintor and Johnny Owen, after which Owen died.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 10, 1987 Jose Luis Ramirez WWWWWW Zenith Palais, Paris World Boxing Council World Lightweight

LOSS
KO
July 9, 1987 Ali Kareem Muhammad WLDLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1986 Hector Camacho WWWWWW Abel Holtz Stadium, Miami Beach World Boxing Council World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 30, 1986 Terrence Alli WLWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas DRAW
Points
July 14, 1985 John Montes WWWWWW Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
April 14, 1985 Melvin Paul LLLWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
KO
March 17, 1985 Gary Gamble WWLLWW Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 13, 1984 Charlie Brown WWWWLW Kings Hall, Belfast WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1984 Guy Villegas WWWWWW Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1984 Trevor Evelyn WWLLL Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 9, 1983 Rocky Lockridge WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 15, 1983 Bobby Chacon WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 27, 1983 Pedro Laza WWWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1982 Blaine Dickson LWLWWD Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 26, 1982 Roberto Elizondo WWWWWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 24, 1982 John Verderosa WWWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1982 Carlos Hernandez WWDWWD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington EBU European Super Featherweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 9, 1982 Arturo Leon LWWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 24, 1981 Juan Carlos Alvarez WLWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1981 Rolando Navarrete WLWWWW Stadio de Pini, Viareggio World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
KO
May 30, 1981 Bobby Chacon DWLWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 8, 1981 Rafael Limon LWLWWW Civic Auditorium, Stockton World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 1980 Ramon Contreras LWLLWW Sports Arena, San Diego World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 14, 1980 Roberto Torres DWLLLD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 9, 1980 Alexis Arguello WWWWWW Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City LOSS
Corner retirement
July 12, 1980 Manuel Velazquez WWWLLW Conference Centre, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1980 Ronnie Green LLDWWL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1980 Jerome Artis LWWLWL Ibrox Park, Glasgow WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1980 Benny Marquez WWLLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
April 1, 1980 James Washington DWWLWW Conference Centre, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 1980 Fili Ramirez LLLWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1979 Jose Luis Gonzalez LWLLLD Kelvin Hall, Glasgow WIN
KO
June 24, 1979 Fernando Jimenez WLWWLL Chapiteau de l'Espace Fontvieille, Fontvieille WIN
Corner retirement
March 31, 1979 Godfrey Mwamba L Independence Stadium, Lusaka WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1979 Nino Jimenez WWLWW Teatro Ariston, San Remo WIN
Points
Jan. 13, 1979 Frankie Moultrie LWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 18, 1978 Georges Cotin LLWWLW Hilton Hotel, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1978 Godfrey Mwamba Lusaka WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1978 George Feeney WWWWWL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
July 19, 1978 Ethem Oezakalin WDWLWL Municipal Stadium, Bellaria WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1978 Carlos Foldes WLLLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
DQ
Dec. 6, 1977 Dil Collins WWLLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1977 Bingo Crooks LWLWLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1977 Des Gwilliam WDLD Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Technical knockout
June 14, 1977 Mario Oliveira WLLLDL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1977 Tommy Glencross WWWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1977 Billy Vivian WDLWWL Hilton Hotel, Mayfair WIN
KO
March 16, 1977 Godfrey Butler LLWLLW Midland Sporting Club, Civic Hall, Solihull WIN
KO
Feb. 14, 1977 George McGurk LWWLLL Hilton Hotel, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1977 Danny Connolly WWWDWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1977 Tommy Wright LDLLLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 1976 Paul Clemit Manor Place Baths, Walworth WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1976 Barry Price WWWWDL Hilton Hotel, Mayfair WIN
KO