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Ray Gilbody boxer

Ray Gilbody image
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1983-03-01
Born 1960-03-21
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
bouts
16
won
11
lost
4
draw
1
bouts
16
won
11
lost
4
draw
1
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1983-03-01
Born 1960-03-21
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Born in Southport and raised in Warrington, Gilbody had a successful career as an amateur in which he won three national schools titles, several other junior titles and three senior ABA titles — at flyweight in 1979 and at bantamweight in 1980 and 1982. He captained the Great Britain boxing team at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and in 1982 won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. In all he represented his country over 50 times.He made his professional debut in March 1983, stopping George Bailey in the second round at the Royal Albert Hall. In December, in his fifth fight, he challenged for John Farrell's BBBofC Southern Area bantamweight title, the fight ending a draw. In April 1984 he stopped Dave George in a British title eliminator, but suffered a setback in February 1985 when he was forced to retire against Sandy Odanga with a suspected dislocated wrist.

Born in Southport and raised in Warrington, Gilbody had a successful career as an amateur in which he won three national schools titles, several other junior titles and three senior ABA titles — at flyweight in 1979 and at bantamweight in 1980 and 1982. He captained the Great Britain boxing team at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and in 1982 won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. In all he represented his country over 50 times.He made his professional debut in March 1983, stopping George Bailey in the second round at the Royal Albert Hall. In December, in his fifth fight, he challenged for John Farrell's BBBofC Southern Area bantamweight title, the fight ending a draw. In April 1984 he stopped Dave George in a British title eliminator, but suffered a setback in February 1985 when he was forced to retire against Sandy Odanga with a suspected dislocated wrist.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 19, 1987 Billy Hardy LWWLWW Sutton Sports Centre, St Helens BBBofC British Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1986 Antoine Montero WWLWWW Paris vacant EBU European Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 15, 1986 Shane Sylvester WLLLWD Civic Hall, Dudley WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1986 Ciro De Leva WWWWWW Cosenza EBU European Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
Nov. 28, 1985 John Farrell WWDWWL York Hall, Bethnal Green BBBofC British Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1985 John Feeney LWWWLW Borough Hall, Hartlepool BBBofC British Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1985 Sandy Odanga Spectrum Arena, Warrington LOSS
Corner retirement
Nov. 27, 1984 Kid Sumaila WWLLL Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1984 Felix Marquez WWLLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
May 23, 1984 Vicente Fernandez WLLDLL Grosvenor House, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1984 Dave George LLLWDW NSC, Grosvenor House, Mayfair WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1983 John Farrell WWWLWW The Stadium, Liverpool BBBofC Central Area Bantamweight

DRAW
Points
Oct. 11, 1983 Luis de la Sagra WLLWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 1983 Roy Somer DLWLLD Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
Points
April 5, 1983 Steve Cleak LLWLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
DQ
March 1, 1983 George Bailey LLWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout