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Maurice Core boxer

Maurice Core image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Debut 1990-01-15
Born 1965-06-22
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
bouts
18
won
15
lost
2
draw
1
bouts
18
won
15
lost
2
draw
1
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Debut 1990-01-15
Born 1965-06-22
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Born in Manchester, Core started boxing at the Champs Camp gym in Moss Side in 1982, where he was trained by Phil Martin. Core had 65 amateur fights before beginning his professional career. During his time as an amateur he was charged with nine attempted murders and imprisoned in Strangeways Prison; He was later cleared and awarded substantial damages. His first pro fight was a win over Dennis Banton in 1990. He won 9 of his first 10 pro fights, with a drawn fight against Nicky Piper in May 1990.In September 1992 he fought Noel Magee for the vacant British light-heavyweight title, stopping Magee in the 9th round to take the title. He successfully defended the title in December 1993 against Simon Harris, stopping the Londoner in the 11th round. Martin's death from cancer in April 1994 deeply affected Core. He went on to challenge Fabrice Tiozzo for the European title but was stopped in the fourth round — Core's first defeat as a pro. Core moved on to work with Jimmy Tibbs for his last few fights, beating Eric French and Frank Minton in 1995 before his final fight, a loss to Mark Prince in July 1996.

Born in Manchester, Core started boxing at the Champs Camp gym in Moss Side in 1982, where he was trained by Phil Martin. Core had 65 amateur fights before beginning his professional career. During his time as an amateur he was charged with nine attempted murders and imprisoned in Strangeways Prison; He was later cleared and awarded substantial damages. His first pro fight was a win over Dennis Banton in 1990. He won 9 of his first 10 pro fights, with a drawn fight against Nicky Piper in May 1990.In September 1992 he fought Noel Magee for the vacant British light-heavyweight title, stopping Magee in the 9th round to take the title. He successfully defended the title in December 1993 against Simon Harris, stopping the Londoner in the 11th round. Martin's death from cancer in April 1994 deeply affected Core. He went on to challenge Fabrice Tiozzo for the European title but was stopped in the fourth round — Core's first defeat as a pro. Core moved on to work with Jimmy Tibbs for his last few fights, beating Eric French and Frank Minton in 1995 before his final fight, a loss to Mark Prince in July 1996.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 6, 1996 Mark Prince WWWWWW Nynex Arena, Manchester vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 21, 1995 Frank Minton WDLWLL Ronse WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 1995 Eric French LLWLLL G-Mex Centre, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1994 Fabrice Tiozzo WLWWWW Besançon EBU European Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1993 Simon Harris WLDWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 25, 1993 John Kaighin WWLLLL Sports Centre, Lord Street, Oldham WIN
Points
Feb. 5, 1993 Larry Prather LWLLLL Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1992 Noel Magee WWWWWW New Century Hall, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1992 Tony Booth WWWLWL Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Points
April 5, 1992 Willie Ball WWWWLW St.Georges Hall, Bradford WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1992 Denroy Bryan LLLLLW Nia Centre, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1991 Steve Osborne LLDLLL Nia Centre, Manchester WIN
Points
May 31, 1991 Rodney Brown WLWLLL Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1991 Glazz Campbell WLDLLL Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester WIN
KO
Feb. 22, 1991 Everton Blake WLWLWW Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester WIN
KO
May 22, 1990 Nicky Piper WWWW City Hall, St Albans DRAW
Points
May 3, 1990 Everton Blake WWWLW Royal Lancaster Hotel, Kensington WIN
Points
Jan. 15, 1990 Dennis Banton LLLLLL NSC, Grosvenor House, Mayfair WIN
Points