Des Rea boxer

Des Rea boxer
bouts
69
won
28
lost
36
draw
5
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1964-11-09
Height
-
Reach
-
Age
72
Born
1944-01-08
Death
2016-07-22
Nationality
United Kingdom

Born in Belfast and raised in Liverpool, former cost accountant (for English Electric) Rea made his professional debut in November 1964 with a fifth round stoppage of Ken Hinds. He won eight of his first nine fights before beating Bob Sempey in September 1965 to take the vacant BBBofC Northern Ireland Area welterweight title. Over the next two years he had mixed results, winning five times but losing to Shaun Doyle, José Stable, Brian Curvis and Peter Cobblah. In February 1968 he faced Vic Andreetti for the newly created British light welterweight title at the York Hall, Bethnal Green; Rea took a points decision to become British champion.In August 1968 he unsuccessfully challenged for Bruno Arcari's European title in Sanremo, Italy, Arcari stopping him in the sixth round. In November 1968 he travelled to the United States to face José Nápoles in a World title eliminator, losing via a fifth-round TKO. He defended his British title in February 1969 against Andreetti at the Nottingham Ice Rink; The fight again went the distance but Andreetti this time took the decision. The two met a third time eight months later, Andreetti this time retaining the title with a fourth round stoppage.citation needed

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1974-05-07 Kristian Hoydahl WWWLWD Jordal Amfi, Oslo LOST
KO
1974-04-22 Tony Poole WWWWLW Great International Sporting Club, Nottingham LOST
Points
1974-02-27 Pat Thomas WWWWLW Sophia Gardens, Cardiff LOST
Corner retirement
1973-12-07 Max Hebeisen WWWWWW Berne LOST
Technical knockout
1973-11-19 Les Pearson LWLDLD St.Andrew's Sporting Club, Glasgow DRAW
Points
1973-10-05 Pat Thomas WWLWWW Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff LOST
Technical knockout
1973-09-17 Jim Melrose WDWWWW St.Andrew's Sporting Club, Glasgow LOST
Points
1973-09-12 Mickey Laud LLWWDD Executive Sportsmans Club, Port Talbot WIN
Technical knockout
1973-05-30 Kenny Webber LWWWLW Anglo-Welsh Sporting Club, Caerphilly DRAW
Points
1973-05-08 Mickey Laud WLLWWD Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool DRAW
Points
1973-04-10 Alan Reid LWDLWL European Sporting Club, Jurys Hotel, Dublin LOST
Technical knockout
1973-04-02 Alan Reid DLWDLW National Sporting Club, Piccadilly WIN
Points
1973-03-12 Des Morrison WWLWWW Hilton Hotel, Mayfair LOST
Points
1973-03-06 Frank Young LLLLDW Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool LOST
Points
1973-02-10 Ronnie du Preez LWWWLW Feather Market Hall, Port Elizabeth LOST
Points
1973-01-15 Pat Thomas WLWWWL Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly LOST
Points
1972-12-11 Des Morrison WWWWLW Hilton Hotel, Mayfair LOST
Points
1972-11-20 Tommy Joyce WDWLLW Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly WIN
Points
1972-10-30 Charlie Cooper WWWWWW West of England Sporting Club, Bristol LOST
Points
1972-10-09 Alan Tottoh LLWWWW Piccadilly LOST
Points
1972-09-18 Mickey Flynn WLLWWW Top Rank Suite, Swansea WIN
Technical knockout
1972-09-04 Mickey Flynn WWLLWW Free Trade Hall, Manchester LOST
Points
1972-08-12 Gielie Buitendag WWLWDL Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg LOST
Points
1972-03-07 John H Stracey WDWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
Technical knockout
1972-02-21 Amos Talbot LWLWDW National Sporting Club, Piccadilly WIN
Points
1972-01-25 Teddy Meho LWWDL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
1971-11-08 Barry Calderwood LWLLLL Cafe Royal, Piccadilly LOST
Technical knockout
1971-10-04 Jimmy Fairweather WWWLLL Premier Sporting Club, Kensington WIN
Points
1971-09-11 Stoffel Steyn WWWWLW Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg LOST
Points
1971-07-01 Joergen Hansen WWWWWW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen LOST
Points
1971-05-24 Chris Jobson LWDLWL Manchester WIN
Points
1971-02-22 Joseph Bessala WWWWWW Paris LOST
Technical knockout
1970-12-14 Bernie Terrell WWWDWW Bloomsbury Centre Hotel, Bloomsbury LOST
Points
1970-09-28 Alan Tottoh WLDLLL National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly LOST
Technical knockout
1970-07-13 Brendon Jackson LWWLWW Festival Hall, Melbourne LOST
Technical knockout
1970-06-29 Alan Moore WWWWWW Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
1970-04-14 Johnny Cooke LLLLWL Ulster Hall, Belfast LOST
Points
1970-03-10 Chuck Henderson LWWLWL Belfast WIN
Technical knockout
1970-02-10 Gus Farrell LWWWWW Ulster Hall, Belfast WIN
KO
1969-11-24 Barry Calderwood LLLWWW National Sporting Club, Piccadilly LOST
Points
1969-10-13 Vic Andreetti LLWWWL Ice Rink, Nottingham LOST
KO
1969-02-17 Vic Andreetti WLLLWW Ice Rink, Nottingham LOST
Points
1968-12-09 Amos Talbot WLWWWW Hilton Hotel, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
1968-11-04 Jose Napoles WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood LOST
Technical knockout
1968-08-21 Bruno Arcari WWWWWW Teatro Ariston, San Remo LOST
Technical knockout
1968-05-22 Paul Armstead WLLLWW Afan Lido Sports Centre, Aberavon LOST
Points
1968-03-25 Lex Hunter WWWWLW Grosvenor House (World Sporting Club), Mayfair WIN
Points
1968-02-27 Vic Andreetti WWLWLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Points
1967-12-18 Mickey Laud LWLLWL National Sporting Club, Piccadilly WIN
Points
1967-11-14 Mickey Laud WLWLLW Raynors Sporting Club, Leicester WIN
Points
1967-09-27 Chris Jobson LLDWWL Merthyr Mawr DRAW
Points
1967-03-01 Peter Cobblah WDWLDW Midlands Sporting Club, Solihull LOST
Points
1966-09-12 Brian Curvis LWWWWL Market Hall, Carmarthen LOST
Technical knockout
1966-06-16 Fred Powney LWDLWL Public Hall, Preston WIN
Points
1966-04-14 Jose Stable WLLLDL The Stadium, Liverpool LOST
Technical knockout
1966-03-07 Shaun Doyle DDWWWL City Hall, Sheffield LOST
Points
1966-02-01 Joe Falcon DLWLDL Claredon Club, Hammersmith WIN
Points
1965-12-07 Brian McCaffrey WDWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington DRAW
Points
1965-11-15 Rory O'Shea WWWDLW National Sporting Club, Piccadilly WIN
Points
1965-09-29 Bob Sempey WLLLWL Claredon Club, Hammersmith WIN
Points
1965-05-31 John McMillan DLLLWL Wyvern Sporting Club (Midland Hotel), Manchester WIN
Points
1965-05-04 Ivan Whiter DWWLLL Claredon Club, Hammersmith WIN
Points
1965-04-06 Ivan Drew WLLWWD Claredon Club, Hammersmith WIN
Points
1965-03-15 John McMillan WWDLLL Free Trade Hall, Manchester LOST
Points
1965-03-04 Manley Brown LLLWWW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
1965-02-15 Ron Rowley LLLLDL Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Points
1965-01-18 Chris McAuley W Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Corner retirement
1964-11-26 Tommy Tiger WWLLLL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
1964-11-09 Ken Hinds W Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout