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Mark Winters boxer

Mark Winters image
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1995-03-04
Born 1971-12-29
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
bouts
25
won
18
lost
5
draw
2
bouts
25
won
18
lost
5
draw
2
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1995-03-04
Born 1971-12-29
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Born in Antrim, Winters first had success as an amateur, winning the Irish National senior lightweight title in 1993, fighting at the 1993 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Tampere, and winning a silver medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.Winters made his professional debut in March 1995 with a win over Trevor Smith. After winning his first 11 fights he became British light welterweight champion in October 1997 after beating Carl Wright on points at the Sheffield Arena. Wright required surgery after the fight due to a blood clot on the brain, but later recovered. Winters successfully defended the title in February 1998 against Bernard Paul, but lost it three months later when he was beaten on points by Jason Rowland, the first defeat of Winters' career.

Born in Antrim, Winters first had success as an amateur, winning the Irish National senior lightweight title in 1993, fighting at the 1993 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Tampere, and winning a silver medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.Winters made his professional debut in March 1995 with a win over Trevor Smith. After winning his first 11 fights he became British light welterweight champion in October 1997 after beating Carl Wright on points at the Sheffield Arena. Wright required surgery after the fight due to a blood clot on the brain, but later recovered. Winters successfully defended the title in February 1998 against Bernard Paul, but lost it three months later when he was beaten on points by Jason Rowland, the first defeat of Winters' career.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 29, 2004 Martin Watson WWWDLW Braehead Arena, Glasgow BBBofC Celtic Lightweight

LOSS
Points
Oct. 30, 2003 Martin Watson WWWWWW Ulster Hall, Belfast DRAW
Points
Feb. 1, 2003 David Kehoe WLDLLL Odyssey Arena, Belfast WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 2002 John Marshall LWWWWW Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 2001 Graham Earl WWWWWW Conference Centre, Wembley Eliminator for BBBofC British Lightweight

LOSS
Points
July 26, 2001 Joel Viney WLLLLL Paradise Rooms, Blackpool WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 2001 David Kirk LDLLLL Burlington Hotel, Dublin WIN
Points
Feb. 4, 2001 David Kirk WLLWLD Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1999 Ricky Hatton WWWWWW Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 23, 1999 James Hare WWWWWW Ice Rink, Telford DRAW
Points
Sept. 5, 1998 Junior Witter WWWDWW Ice Rink, Telford LOSS
Points
May 16, 1998 Jason Rowland WWWLWW York Hall, Bethnal Green BBBofC British Super Lightweight

LOSS
Points
Feb. 21, 1998 Bernard Paul WLWWWL Waterfront Hall, Belfast BBBofC British Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1997 Carl Wright WWWWWL Sheffield Arena, Sheffield vacant BBBofC British Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
May 3, 1997 Jimmy Phelan LLLLWL Nynex Arena, Manchester WIN
Points
March 14, 1997 Paul Denton LLLWWL Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading WIN
Points
Nov. 30, 1996 Paul Dyer WWWWWW Rhondda Fach Sports Centre, Tylorstown WIN
Points
Aug. 31, 1996 John Smith LDLLLL The Point, Dublin WIN
Points
June 8, 1996 Brian Coleman LWLLLL Telewest Arena, Newcastle WIN
Points
March 9, 1996 Danny Quacoe WWWLLL Green Glens Arena, Millstreet WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 13, 1996 Rick North LLLLLL Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester WIN
Points
Nov. 25, 1995 John O'Johnson LLLLLL The Point, Dublin WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1995 Anthony Campbell WLLLLD Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork WIN
Points
June 10, 1995 Mark McGowan G-Mex Centre, Manchester WIN
Points
March 4, 1995 Trevor Smith W Forum, Livingston WIN
Points