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Robbie Davies

Full name: Robert "Robbie" Davies
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: December 10, 1949 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: August 4, 2017
Affiliations: Golden Gloves ABC, Liverpool (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Hard-hitting Robbie Davies was 22 when he made his first public appearance in his hometown, Birkenhead. The following year, 1973, he reached the ABA light-middleweight final and shortly afterwards made his England début against France. In 1974, Davies won a light-middleweight bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch and, after again being the beaten finalist at the ABA Championships in 1975, competed in the European Championships. His hopes of making the 1976 British Olympic team seemed to have faded when he was disqualified for a low punch in a qualifier against Scotland’s Willie Lauder in June. In his next bout, however, against the USA, Lauder was knocked out in the first round and Davies received a Montreal call-up from the selectors to replace the Scot. Davies eventually won his elusive ABA title (middleweight) in 1977, beating Mike Shone of Wrexham and, at the Europeans that year, Davies was the last Englishman remaining, and one win away from a guaranteed medal, when he was disqualified for “slapping” his Finnish opponent. Shortly afterwards Davies turned professional at the age of 27. He never fought for a British title, but lost on points in a final eliminator for the super-welterweight title against Pat Thomas in 1979. Thomas went on to win the title the following year. On 23 April 1980, and after two consecutive defeats, Davies announced his retirement with a professional record of 15 bouts, 11 wins and 4 defeats. His son Robbie Jr. went on to become a professional boxer and won the WBA Continental super-lightweight title in 2016.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Men's Light-Middleweight Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Light-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #3 2 1976-07-25 Lemus (VEN) , Davies (GBR) 1 60 58 58 58 57 291
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #5 1 1976-07-22 Davies (GBR) , Devlin (AUS) knock-out 2 0:28
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