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John Conteh boxer

John Conteh image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1971-10-18
Born 1951-05-27
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Kirkby, Merseyside, United Kingdom
bouts
39
won
34
lost
4
draw
1
bouts
39
won
34
lost
4
draw
1
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1971-10-18
Born 1951-05-27
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Kirkby, Merseyside, United Kingdom

John Anthony Conteh, MBE (born 27 May 1951) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980. He held the WBC light-heavyweight title from 1974 to 1978, and regionally the European, British and Commonwealth titles between 1973 and 1974. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. In 2017, Conteh was awarded an MBE for services to boxing at the Queen's Birthday Honours.

John Anthony Conteh, MBE (born 27 May 1951) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980. He held the WBC light-heavyweight title from 1974 to 1978, and regionally the European, British and Commonwealth titles between 1973 and 1974. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. In 2017, Conteh was awarded an MBE for services to boxing at the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 31, 1980 James Dixon LLWWLW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1980 Matthew Saad Muhammad WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1979 Matthew Saad Muhammad WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 4, 1979 Ivy Brown WLWWLW Liverpool WIN
Points
April 9, 1979 Jesse Burnett WLLLLW Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair DRAW
Points
Sept. 26, 1978 Leonardo Rodgers WLWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
June 17, 1978 Mate Parlov WWWWWW Red Star Stadium, Belgrade World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 7, 1978 Joe Cokes WLLLWW Michael Sobell Sports Centre, Islington WIN
Points
March 5, 1977 Len Hutchins WLWWWW The Stadium, Liverpool World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1976 Yaqui Lopez LWWWWW Forum, Copenhagen World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1975 Willie Taylor WLLDWD Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
March 11, 1975 Lonnie Bennett WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1974 Jorge Victor Ahumada WWWWDW Empire Pool, Wembley vacant World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
May 21, 1974 Chris Finnegan LLWWLW Empire Pool, Wembley BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Heavyweight

EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 12, 1974 Tom Bogs WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 12, 1974 Les Stevens WWLLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1973 Fred Lewis LLWLWL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 23, 1973 Baby Boy Rolle WWWDWD Ice Rink, Nottingham WIN
Points
Sept. 10, 1973 Vicente Rondon WWLLWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1973 Chris Finnegan WWLLWW Empire Pool, Wembley BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Heavyweight

EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 13, 1973 Rudiger Schmidtke WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1973 Terry Daniels WLLLLL Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 15, 1973 Dave Matthews WWLWWD Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham WIN
Points
Dec. 5, 1972 Sam McGill WWWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1972 Johnny Hudgins LWLDLD Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1972 Bill Drover LLWLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1972 Ferenc Kristofcsak LDLLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1972 Eddie Duncan WWLWWD Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Points
July 19, 1972 Johnny Mac LLLLLL Croke Park, Dublin WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 1972 Billy Aird WWWWDW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
April 25, 1972 Joe Gholston WLWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 1972 Ruben Figueroa LWLLLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1972 Larry Sykes LWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1972 Wilhelm Janco WWLWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1971 Emilio Okee WLLLLD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 24, 1971 Tony Burwell LLLLWL Ice Rink, Nottingham WIN
Points
Nov. 16, 1971 Frank Bullard WLLLLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1971 Pierre Minier WWDLLL Grosvenor House, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1971 Okacha Boubekeur WWWLWL National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly WIN
KO