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Phillip Holiday boxer

Phillip Holiday image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1991-04-18
Born 1970-05-23
Nationality Australia
Residence Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
bouts
47
won
39
lost
7
draw
1
bouts
47
won
39
lost
7
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1991-04-18
Born 1970-05-23
Nationality Australia
Residence Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Phillip James Holiday (born 23 May 1970 in Benoni, South Africa) is a former professional world boxing champion in the lightweight division who also competed as a welterweight and a junior middleweight later in his career. Holiday turned pro in 1991 and captured the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title in 1995 with a win over Miguel Julio. In his prime, Holiday was regarded as an undersized lightweight, however he defended his title six times, including a notable knockout victory over three divisional world champion Jeff Fenech, before eventually losing by decision in a hard fought battle against an undefeated "Sugar" Shane Mosley, who was rated at the time as the best pound for pound boxer in the world. In 2010, at age 40, Holiday made a comeback to the ring and won the Australian Junior Middleweight Title.

Phillip James Holiday (born 23 May 1970 in Benoni, South Africa) is a former professional world boxing champion in the lightweight division who also competed as a welterweight and a junior middleweight later in his career. Holiday turned pro in 1991 and captured the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title in 1995 with a win over Miguel Julio. In his prime, Holiday was regarded as an undersized lightweight, however he defended his title six times, including a notable knockout victory over three divisional world champion Jeff Fenech, before eventually losing by decision in a hard fought battle against an undefeated "Sugar" Shane Mosley, who was rated at the time as the best pound for pound boxer in the world. In 2010, at age 40, Holiday made a comeback to the ring and won the Australian Junior Middleweight Title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 10, 2010 Jason Kanofski WWLWWL Mansfield Tavern, Mansfield vacant Australian Super Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
March 18, 2010 Samuel Colomban LWWWWW Racecourse - Atrium Room, Flemington World Boxing Organisation Oriental Welterweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Jan. 19, 2003 Muhammadqodir Abdullaev WWWWWW Telstra Superdome, Melbourne vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 2002 Fred Kinuthia WWWWWW Town Hall, Springvale vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Super Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 27, 2002 Ernie Artango WWWWWW Southport RSL Club, Southport vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 2001 Anders Styve WWWW Brondby Hallen, Brondby LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 29, 2000 Hector Camacho Jr WWWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix NABA Super Lightweight

LOSS
TD
May 20, 2000 Gerald Reed LLLLWL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City DRAW
TD
Feb. 18, 2000 Thomas Damgaard WWWWWW Aalborg Hallen, Aalborg International Boxing Council Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1999 Stephanus Carr WWWWW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Corner retirement
June 8, 1999 Shawn Simmons WLLWLW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 27, 1999 Colin Dunne WWWWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1998 Jose Luis Baltazar LWWLLW Elephant & Castle Centre, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1998 Tanveer Ahmed DWWWLW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Corner retirement
April 25, 1998 Miguel Chavez LLWWLW National Ice Rink, Cardiff WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1997 Shane Mosley WWWWWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 16, 1997 Pete Taliaferro WWWWLW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 21, 1996 Ivan Robinson WWWWWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1996 Joel Diaz WWWWWW Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 18, 1996 Jeff Fenech DWLLWW The Glasshouse, Melbourne International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1996 John Lark LWWWWW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1995 Rocky Martinez WWWWWW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 19, 1995 Miguel Julio WWWWWW Superbowl, Sun City vacant International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 4, 1995 Gene Reed WLWWWW Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 26, 1994 Harold Miller WWWWLW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 20, 1994 Danny Myburgh WWLWWW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
KO
May 7, 1994 Jesse Torres WLWLWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Points
March 19, 1994 Bobby Giepert LWLWLW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 5, 1994 Jorge Palomares LLLLLL Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1993 Sugar Baby Rojas LWLWWL Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 1993 Mike Juarez LWLWWW Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Points
July 21, 1993 Harry Escott LLWLLL Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Unanimous decision
May 25, 1993 Kevin Toomey WLWLWW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
KO
April 6, 1993 Chuck Richards WWWWLL Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 16, 1993 Verdell Smith LWWLWW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1992 Peter Bradley WLWWWL Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1992 Sipho Mathonsi WLWWLL Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1992 Mabili Ndlovu WDWLDW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Points
June 24, 1992 Ivor Lesesse WWWW Town Hall, Benoni WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 1992 Bheki Dlamini WWWLW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Corner retirement
April 14, 1992 Simon Oupa Thobejane LWWWLL Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 1992 Christian Dabula LWLW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 1992 Muzi Vilakazi WWLW Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Points
Nov. 23, 1991 Sydney Makhoba LL Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 8, 1991 Livingston Maxengwane L Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 1991 Paulos Morobi LD Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg WIN
Points
April 18, 1991 Timothy Kabene W Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Technical knockout