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Floyd Havard boxer

Floyd Havard image
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1985-11-30
Born 1965-10-16
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
bouts
36
won
34
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
36
won
34
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1985-11-30
Born 1965-10-16
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

Swansea born Havard was a successful amateur boxer. He missed out in representing Britain in the 1984 Olympics to Kevin Taylor, but took the ABA National Championships title in 1985. He turned professional that same year, and began his career with an encounter with journeyman Dean Bramhald at Cardiff. This began a long string of winning results, and by April 1988 he had recorded 17 professional victories. On 18 May 1988, Havard was given a shot at the British super-featherweight title against the holder, Pat Cowdell. Cowdell was a natural featherweight, and past holder of the European featherweight belt, before he moved up to super-featherweight in 1984. Cowdell then took the European super-featherweight title, followed by the British title briefly in 1986 and again in 1987. This was Havard's first professional title fight, and his first scheduled for twelve rounds. The fight only lasted eight rounds, with Havard stopping Cowdell via technical knockout. Cowdell retired from boxing soon after. Havard later stated that beating Cowdell was "...the best night of my career."Havard followed up his British title win with points victories over Canadian John Kalbhenn and American Idabeth Rojas, before facing John Doherty in his first defence of his belt. Fought on the 6 September 1989 at Afan Lido in Wales, the twelve round fight ended with Havard's retirement in the eleventh. Ahead on points, Havard broke his hand during the bout, and in pain, turned his back on his opponent and quit the fight.

Swansea born Havard was a successful amateur boxer. He missed out in representing Britain in the 1984 Olympics to Kevin Taylor, but took the ABA National Championships title in 1985. He turned professional that same year, and began his career with an encounter with journeyman Dean Bramhald at Cardiff. This began a long string of winning results, and by April 1988 he had recorded 17 professional victories. On 18 May 1988, Havard was given a shot at the British super-featherweight title against the holder, Pat Cowdell. Cowdell was a natural featherweight, and past holder of the European featherweight belt, before he moved up to super-featherweight in 1984. Cowdell then took the European super-featherweight title, followed by the British title briefly in 1986 and again in 1987. This was Havard's first professional title fight, and his first scheduled for twelve rounds. The fight only lasted eight rounds, with Havard stopping Cowdell via technical knockout. Cowdell retired from boxing soon after. Havard later stated that beating Cowdell was "...the best night of my career."Havard followed up his British title win with points victories over Canadian John Kalbhenn and American Idabeth Rojas, before facing John Doherty in his first defence of his belt. Fought on the 6 September 1989 at Afan Lido in Wales, the twelve round fight ended with Havard's retirement in the eleventh. Ahead on points, Havard broke his hand during the bout, and in pain, turned his back on his opponent and quit the fight.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 30, 1996 Carl Allen DLWWLW Rhondda Fach Sports Centre, Tylorstown WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 19, 1996 Efren Gonzalez WLLWDL Whitchurch Sports Centre, Bristol WIN
Points
March 16, 1996 Sergio Pena WDWLWL Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow WIN
Points
May 5, 1995 Michael Armstrong WWLLLW Brangwyn Hall, Swansea BBBofC British Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
March 24, 1995 Elvis Parsley LWWLWW Dillwyn Llewellyn Centre, Swansea WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1994 Dave McHale WWWWWW Island Venue, Ilford BBBofC British Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1994 Eddie Lloyd LLLLDW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1994 Neil Haddock WWWWWW Star Leisure Centre, Cardiff BBBofC British Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1994 John John Molina WWWWWW Welsh Institute of Sport, Cardiff International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Dec. 1, 1993 Harry Escott LWLLLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Points
March 17, 1992 Harry Escott LDLLDW Grosvenor House, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1991 Patrick Kamy WLLWLL National Ice Rink, Cardiff WIN
DQ
Oct. 29, 1991 George Ayeh WWLWWL Star Leisure Centre, Cardiff WIN
Corner retirement
March 5, 1991 Tony Foster LLDLLL London Arena, Millwall WIN
Points
Sept. 6, 1989 John Doherty LWWWWL Afan Lido, Port Talbot BBBofC British Super Featherweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
April 11, 1989 Idabeth Rojas LLLLWW Afan Lido, Port Talbot WIN
Points
Nov. 15, 1988 John Kalbhenn WLLWWW The Lads Club, Norwich WIN
Points
May 18, 1988 Pat Cowdell WLWWWW Afan Lido, Port Talbot BBBofC British Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1988 Benjie Marquez WWLLLW Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill WIN
Points
Feb. 24, 1988 Richard Fowler LDLLLW Afan Lido, Port Talbot WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 12, 1988 Mario Salazar LLLLLL National Sports Centre, Cardiff WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1987 Cedric Powell WLLLWW Savva's Nighclub, Usk WIN
Points
Sept. 22, 1987 Mohammed Loukil York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1987 Kid Sumaila WLLLLL Tryst Sports Centre, Cumbernauld WIN
Corner retirement
April 28, 1987 Hector Clottey LWWWLW North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1987 Ray Newby LWLWLL Tryst Sports Centre, Cumbernauld WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1987 Nigel Senior LWLDWW Elephant & Castle Centre, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1986 Marvin P Gray LWLWWW Latchmere Leisure Centre, Wandsworth WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1986 Joe Duffy WWW Leisure Centre, Stevenage WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 20, 1986 George Jones LLLLWL Shendish Leisure Centre, Hemel Hempstead WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1986 Sugar Gibiliru WWLLLD Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Points
April 28, 1986 Tony McLaggon WWL Star Leisure Centre, Cardiff WIN
KO
March 10, 1986 Russell Jones DWWWWL Star Leisure Centre, Cardiff WIN
Points
Feb. 20, 1986 Dean Bramhald LLLLLW North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax WIN
Points
Jan. 22, 1986 Sugar Gibiliru LLLWWL Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill WIN
Points
Nov. 30, 1985 Dean Bramhald LLLLLL Star Leisure Centre, Cardiff WIN
Technical knockout