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Charlie Magri

Full name: Charles "Charlie" Magri
Nickname(s): Champagne Charlie
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: July 20, 1956 in Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Affiliations: Arbour Youth Amateur Boxing Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Although born in Tunesia, Charlie Magri came from a Maltese family who settled in London. He won four ABA national titles, one at light-flyweight and the other three (1975-77) at flyweight and also took the bronze medal at the 1975 European Championships in Poland. Embarking on a professional career from 1977 he created history by becoming British flyweight champion in only his third fight. Magri annexed the European title by defeating Italy’s Franco Udella in 1980 and defended on four further occasions. Despite suffering a shock defeat by journeyman Javier Diaz he rebounded to defeat Eleoncio Mercedes for the WBC version of the world flyweight title but his reign ended on his defence against Frank Cedeno of the Philippines. Magri returned to regain the European championship but a further attempt at world honours ended with defeat at the hands of the legendary Sot Chitalada. Magri retired after losing his European title to fellow Englishman Duke McKenzie and invested his money in a sports equipment business. Known as “Champagne Charlie”, Magri also became a boxing manager.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Boxing Men's Flyweight Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Three Match #2 2 1976-07-23 Clyde (CAN) , Magri (GBR)
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #4 1 1976-07-20 Magri (GBR) walkover
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #7 1 1976-07-18 Magri (GBR) bye
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