Gordon Ferris boxer

Gordon Ferris boxer
bouts
26
won
20
lost
6
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1977-12-16
Height
-
Reach
-
Age
-
Born
1952-11-21
Death
-
Nationality
United Kingdom

Born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and a lock-keeper by trade, Ferris had a distinguished amateur career, winning a bronze medal at the 1974 Commonwealth Games and five Irish amateur titles.After missing out on selection for the 1976 Olympic Games, Ferris took the decision to turn professional and made his pro debut in December 1977 with a win over Keith Steve Johnson. He won 14 of his first 18 pro fights, leading to a final eliminator for the British heavyweight title in September 1980 against Tommy Kiely, with the Irish and Northern Ireland Area titles also at stake; He won on points over 12 rounds, leading to a fight with Billy Aird for the vacant British title. He won by a 15-round points decision to become British champion. He lost the title in his first defence, against Neville Meade on October 1981, losing by a first round knockout. He attempted to get another shot at the title but was beaten in a final eliminator in June 1982 by David Pearce, after which he retired from boxing.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1982-06-01 David Pearce LLWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
KO
1982-03-30 Barry Funches LWWLLL Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
Points
1982-02-21 Stewart Lithgo WWWDWW National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham WIN
Technical knockout
1981-11-18 Larry McDonald WWWLLD Midlands Sporting Club, Solihull WIN
Points
1981-10-12 Neville Meade LLWWWW Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham LOST
KO
1981-06-02 Dwain Bonds WDWWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Corner retirement
1981-03-30 Billy Aird LLWWLW Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham WIN
Points
1980-09-22 Tommy Kiely WLWLWL Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast WIN
Points
1980-04-17 Billy Aird LWLLWW Tower Ballroom, Edgbaston, Birmingham WIN
Points
1980-02-25 Sylvain Watbled WWWWWW Ulster Hall, Belfast LOST
Technical knockout
1980-01-28 Mohammed Galoul LLLWLW Tower Ballroom, Edgbaston, Birmingham WIN
KO
1979-12-03 Austin Okoye LWLLLL Civic Hall, Wolverhampton WIN
Technical knockout
1979-11-19 Ricky James WWLWLL Top Rank Suite, Birmingham WIN
Technical knockout
1979-09-25 Terry Mintus WLWLLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
1979-09-10 Ricky James WWWWLW Top Rank Suite, Birmingham WIN
Points
1979-05-29 Stan McDermott WWWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
1979-05-13 Bonny McKenzie WLWLWL Tower Ballroom, Edgbaston, Birmingham WIN
Points
1979-02-26 Austin Okoye WWLWLL Tower Ballroom, Edgbaston, Birmingham WIN
Points
1979-01-23 Stan McDermott WWWWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
Points
1978-12-01 Martin Nee WWLWWL Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen WIN
KO
1978-11-01 Robert Desnouck LWWLWW Izegem LOST
Points
1978-10-11 Eddie Fenton LLDWLL Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast WIN
KO
1978-04-21 Terry O'Connor WLLLLL Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen WIN
Points
1978-02-07 George Scott WWDW Michael Sobell Sports Centre, Islington LOST
Technical knockout
1978-02-03 Tony Monaghan WLLWWL Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen WIN
KO
1977-12-16 Keith Steve Johnson LLLLLW Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen WIN
KO