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Egerton Marcus

Full name: Egerton Marcus
Other name(s): Egerton Emba
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 2, 1965 in Goed Fortuin, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana
Affiliations: Ontario Boxing Academy
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Troy Amos-Ross; Nephew of Charles Amos.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Guyanese-born Egerton Marcus moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1973 and soon took up boxing at the city’s Cabbagetown Youth Center. Originally a light-middleweight boxer, he moved up to middleweight at the suggestion of his coach, who had another fighter in the light-middleweight class and felt that Marcus would be better able to compete at the higher division. Marcus represented Canada at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, but was defeated by [Rod Douglas] of England, the upcoming gold medalist, in the second round. He was the Canadian middleweight champion in 1987, one of five such titles that he earned as an amateur, but was passed over for that year’s Pan American Games on a technicality. He was selected for the 1988 Summer Olympics, however, and, after receiving a bye in round one, he defeated [Emmanuel Legaspi] of the Philippines, [Darko Dukić] of Yugoslavia, [Sven Ottke] of West Germany, and [Syed Hussain Shah] of Pakistan to reach the finals, where he lost to [Henry Maske] of East Germany and settled for silver.

Marcus then turned professional and earned the NABF Light Heavyweight Title in 1992, successfully defending it three times. In a bid for the IBF World Light Heavyweight Title in 1995, he was dealt his first professional loss in 15 bouts by Maske, and then made unsuccessful attempts at the WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight, WBO NABO Cruiserweight, and IBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Titles. In a 2001 attempt at the Canadian Heavyweight Title, he was knocked out by Razor Ruddock and retired from active competition. After running the Egerton Marcus Boxing Academy in Toronto for several years, he closed his club in 2006, changed his surname to Emba (an acronym for his club), and staged a brief comeback on the Canadian scene.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Boxing Men's Middleweight Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Boxing Canada CAN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1988-10-01 Maske (GDR) , Marcus (CAN) 0 58 58 56 56 57 285
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Boxing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1988-09-29 Marcus (CAN) , Hussain Shah (PAK) 4 59 60 60 59 60 298 decision
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Boxing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1988-09-27 Marcus (CAN) , Ottke (FRG) 5 59 60 59 60 59 297 decision
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Boxing Canada CAN Round Three Match #7 1 1988-09-25 Marcus (CAN) , Dukić (YUG) knock-out 2 0:32
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Boxing Canada CAN Round Two Match #14 1 1988-09-20 Marcus (CAN) , Legaspi (PHI) knock-out 1 1:36
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #27 1 1988-09-19 Marcus (CAN) bye
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