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John Lyon

Full name: John Patrick Lyon
Gender: Male
Height: 13-7 (163 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: March 9, 1962 in St. Helens, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Greenall St. Helens ABC, St. Helens (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Biography

John Lyon, who worked in a glass factory through out his boxing career, broke a century old record by winning eight ABA national amateur titles at light-flyweight and flyweight during the 1980’s. Lyon competed without success at World and European championships and at two Olympic Games but was more successful at Commonwealth Games level. He was a silver medallist in the light-flyweight at the 1982 Commonwealths at Brisbane and took the flyweight title in Edinburgh in 1986. Unusually he did not enter the professional ranks and retired from amateur boxing in 1990. He helped form the Wigan Amateur Boxing Club in 1996 and is still involved as a coach to the club's boxers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Light-Flyweight Great Britain GBR 5T
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Boxing Men's Flyweight Great Britain GBR 33T

Men's Light-Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1984-08-07 Gonzales, Jr. (USA) , Lyon (GBR) 1 56 54 60 57 55 282
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #7 1 1984-08-04 Lyon (GBR) , Ben Haim (ISR) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #14 1 1984-07-30 Lyon (GBR) , Akomi (SUD) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #31 2 1988-09-18 Gül (TUR) , Lyon (GBR) 1 58 59 58 60 58 293
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