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John Keeton boxer

John Keeton image
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1993-08-11
Born 1972-05-19
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
bouts
45
won
28
lost
17
draw
0
bouts
45
won
28
lost
17
draw
0
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1993-08-11
Born 1972-05-19
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Keeton had his first professional contest on 11 August 1993, scoring a stoppage win over Tony Colclough in Mansfield. For the first three years of his career Keeton's results were a mixture of victories and defeats losing to the likes of Julius Francis, Bruce Scott and Nicky Piper. Following the Piper defeat on 7 July 1995, Keeton scored a run of five victories to earn a shot at the British title for the first time.Keeton's first fight for the British title ended in failure, losing to Terry Dunstan in the first round of their meeting at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on 11 May 1996.citation needed He earned another shot at the title on 16 December 2000, but lost once more, this time to Bruce Scott in the sixth round at the Sheffield Arena. His final unsuccessful fight for the title came on 1 June 2006 against Mark Hobson when the Commonwealth belt was also on the line at the Barnsley Metrodome.citation needed Success finally came Keeton's way on 20 October 2006, when the now vacant cruiserweight title was contested between himself and Lee Swaby resulting in a seventh round win and the championship belt.citation needed He lost the belt in his very first defence against former champion Mark Hobson on 29 September 2007, at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield.

Keeton had his first professional contest on 11 August 1993, scoring a stoppage win over Tony Colclough in Mansfield. For the first three years of his career Keeton's results were a mixture of victories and defeats losing to the likes of Julius Francis, Bruce Scott and Nicky Piper. Following the Piper defeat on 7 July 1995, Keeton scored a run of five victories to earn a shot at the British title for the first time.Keeton's first fight for the British title ended in failure, losing to Terry Dunstan in the first round of their meeting at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on 11 May 1996.citation needed He earned another shot at the title on 16 December 2000, but lost once more, this time to Bruce Scott in the sixth round at the Sheffield Arena. His final unsuccessful fight for the title came on 1 June 2006 against Mark Hobson when the Commonwealth belt was also on the line at the Barnsley Metrodome.citation needed Success finally came Keeton's way on 20 October 2006, when the now vacant cruiserweight title was contested between himself and Lee Swaby resulting in a seventh round win and the championship belt.citation needed He lost the belt in his very first defence against former champion Mark Hobson on 29 September 2007, at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 19, 2009 Bruce Scott WLWLWL Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 2007 Mark Hobson WWLWWL Sheffield Arena, Sheffield BBBofC British Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 19, 2007 Troy Ross WWWLWW Montreal Casino, Montreal LOSS
KO
Oct. 20, 2006 Lee Swaby WLWWWL Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield vacant BBBofC British Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 2006 Mark Hobson WWWWWL Metrodome, Barnsley BBBofC British Cruiserweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 2005 Don Diego Poeder WWLLWW Topsportcentrum, Rotterdam vacant Dutch Cruiserweight

LOSS
KO
June 11, 2005 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk WWWWWW Gorzow Wielkopolski World Boxing Council Youth World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
May 14, 2005 Paul Bonson LLLLLL Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen WIN
Points
April 16, 2004 Paul Bonson LLLWLL Town and Country Club (formerly Penningtons), Bradford WIN
Points
March 19, 2002 Butch Lesley WLWLWW Montem Leisure Centre, Slough vacant World Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Points
July 21, 2001 Radcliffe Green LWW Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield WIN
Points
Dec. 16, 2000 Bruce Scott WWLLWL Sheffield Arena, Sheffield vacant BBBofC British Cruiserweight

LOSS
KO
Feb. 29, 2000 Tony Booth WLWLLL Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes WIN
Technical knockout
May 15, 1999 William Barima WW Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 23, 1999 Garry Delaney WWWWLW Grundy Park Leisure Centre, Cheshunt World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Cruiserweight

WIN
Split-decision
July 18, 1998 Kelly Oliver WWWWWW Sheffield Arena, Sheffield WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 1998 Jacob Mofokeng WWWWWW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal LOSS
Corner retirement
Oct. 11, 1997 Kelly Oliver WWWWWW Sheffield Arena, Sheffield World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 12, 1997 Nigel Rafferty LLLLLD Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1996 Nigel Rafferty LDLLLL Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 14, 1996 John Pierre LLWLLL Concord Centre, Sheffield WIN
Points
May 11, 1996 Terry Dunstan WWWWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green BBBofC British Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1996 Cesar Kazadi WWWWLW Lille BBBofC British Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1995 Denzil Browne WDWWLL North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1995 Monty Wright WWWWWW Town Hall, Dudley WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1995 Nicky Wadman LLLLLL Metropole Hotel, Brighton WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1995 Steve Osborne LLLLLL Mansfield Leisure Centre, Mansfield WIN
Technical knockout
July 7, 1995 Nicky Piper WDLWLW National Ice Rink, Cardiff LOSS
Corner retirement
March 6, 1995 Simon McDougall LWWLLL Marriott Hotel, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1995 Ruediger May WWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1994 Bruce Scott WWWWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green LOSS
KO
Oct. 26, 1994 Lee Archer WWLWLW European Sporting Club, Stoke-on-Trent WIN
Points
Sept. 24, 1994 Dirk Wallyn DWWWWW Middelkerke LOSS
KO
Sept. 6, 1994 Mark Walker DLDWDL European Sporting Club, Stoke-on-Trent WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1994 Devon Rhooms WLL Leisure Centre, Tooting WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1994 John Rice LLL Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield WIN
Technical knockout
April 9, 1994 Eddie Knight LLLW Mansfield Leisure Centre, Mansfield WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 17, 1994 Dermot Gascoyne WWWW Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1994 Dennis Bailey DWLLDW European Sporting Club, Stoke-on-Trent WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 1, 1993 Julius Francis WWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green LOSS
Points
Oct. 27, 1993 Darren McKenna LLLWWW European Sporting Club, Stoke-on-Trent WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1993 Val Golding WLWWLL Stour Centre, Ashford LOSS
Points
Aug. 11, 1993 Tony Colclough DWLLLL Mansfield Leisure Centre, Mansfield WIN
Technical knockout