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Kevin Barry

Full name: Kevin Michael Joseph Barry
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: October 10, 1959 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Boxing

Related Olympians: Husband of Tania Moss.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Kevin Barry gained a silver medal in the light-heavyweight division at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 after his semi-final opponent, future heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, was disqualified. Referee Gligorije Novičić of Yugoslavia disqualified Holyfield for continuing to fight after he had called break. Barry had been knocked down and because of that, he was not allowed to contest the final against Ante Josipović of Yugoslavia. Barry took up coaching in 1990 and had a long association with an Olympic bronze medallist from Barcelona, David Tua, including an unsuccessful world heavyweight challenge against Lennox Lewis of Great Britain. The two parted in 2003. Barry married Tania Moss, a member of the New Zealand gymnastics team in Los Angeles in 1984.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight New Zealand NZL 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R T JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Boxing New Zealand NZL Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Barry (NZL) , Holyfield (USA) disqualified 2 2:55
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Boxing New Zealand NZL Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1984-08-07 Barry (NZL) , Nanga-Ntsah (CMR) decision 4 59 59 60 60 58 296
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Boxing New Zealand NZL Round Two Match #8 1 1984-08-04 Barry (NZL) , Kiriisa (UGA) decision 3 60 59 58 59 58 294
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Boxing New Zealand NZL Round One Match #15 1 1984-07-30 Barry (NZL) , Smith (TTO) decision 5 60 60 60 60 59 299
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