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Kevin McBride

Full name: Kevin Martin McBride
Nickname(s): The Clones Colossus
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: May 10, 1973 in Clones, Monaghan, Ireland
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Boxing

Biography

A winner of Irish junior, intermediate and senior championships in successive years, Kevin McBride was still a teenager at the time of the Barcelona Games. Outclassed in his only Olympic bout, he took the decision to leave the amateur ranks and made his professional debut in December 1992. After being held to a draw in his first fight, he won his next nineteen against very weak opposition before being knocked out by the journeyman Louis Monaco. McBride won the Irish heavyweight title in 1997 but was then knocked out in three of his next seven fights. A run of victories gave him enough credibility to be chosen as an opponent for a Mike Tyson comeback fight. McBride, nearly overpowered in the early rounds, recovered and emerged victorious when Tyson retired before the start of the 7th round. A possible shot at the world title was derailed when he was stopped by the unheralded Mike Mollo in 2006. Although he has not officially announced his retirement he has not fought since being badly defeated by [Andrzej Gołota]. This fight brought his record to 34 wins, 6 defeats and a draw.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Boxing Men's Super-Heavyweight Ireland IRL 9T

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S MR
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Boxing Ireland IRL Round Two Match #1 2 1992-07-31 Hrivňák (TCH) , McBride (IRL) 1
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Boxing Ireland IRL Round One Match #2 1 1992-07-27 McBride (IRL) bye
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