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Pat Clinton

Full name: Patrick "Pat" Clinton
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: April 4, 1964 in Croy, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Croy Miners ABC, Croy (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing


Pat Clinton first represented Scotland as a 17 year old in 1981. In 1983 he was a finalist in the ABA championships but then later in the year he would win the flyweight division of the Commonwealth Boxing Federation championships. Chosen for the Los Angeles Games after retaining his ABA title, Clinton was knocked out in the last 16 by the eventual silver medallist [Redžep Redžepovski]. After winning a third national amateur championships in 1985 he elected to turn professional. Clinton won his first thirteen fights and claimed the Scottish and British flyweight titles in the process but was then defeated in a bout for the European title by [Eyüp Can]. A second attempt at the European title was more successful as he surprisingly outpointed Italy’s Salvatore Fanni in the latter’s hometown of Cagliari. Clinton became WBO world flyweight champion in 1992 but, after making one defence, lost the crown to the diminutive South African “Baby Jake” Matlala. He retired after a disastrous 1994 comeback ended in a first round knockout defeat.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Flyweight Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #6 2 1984-08-04 Redžepovski (YUG) , Clinton (GBR)
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #11 1 1984-07-31 Clinton (GBR) , Makhanya (SWZ) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
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