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Tony Jeffries

Full name: Tony David Jeffries (Bryce-)
Nickname(s): Jaffa
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: March 2, 1985 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sunderland ABC
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Tony Jeffries was taught to box at the age of 10 by his uncle who had a brief career as a professional boxer in the 1980s. He represented England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and at the 2007 World Championships where he was a quarter finalist thereby earning a place at the Beijing Olympics. At the 2008 Games he narrowly defeated his first opponent on countback after the bout ended five points apiece then beat a Hungarian on his way to the last four and a guaranteed Olympic medal. Jeffries could not match the accuracy of Ireland’s Kenny Egan in the semi-finals and had to settle for a bronze medal. This was his last fight as an amateur and he had his first professional fight in February 2009. Despite being hampered by a tendency to cut easily and having problems with his hands that eventually required surgery he is, as of early 2012, unbeaten in his professional career. He is also a qualified fitness instructor who has worked extensively in Britain and the United States.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Great Britain GBR 3T Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S R1S R2S R3S R4S MR
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 2008-08-22 Egan (IRL) , Jeffries (GBR) 3 1 0 0 2
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2008-08-19 Jeffries (GBR) , Szellő (HUN) 10 2 3 4 1 decision
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #1 1 2008-08-14 Jeffries (GBR) , Álvarez (COL) 5 0 2 2 1 decision
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 2008-08-09 Jeffries (GBR) bye
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