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Barry McGuigan

Full name: Finbar Patrick "Barry" McGuigan
Nickname(s): The Clones Cyclone
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: February 28, 1961 in Clones, Monaghan, Ireland
Affiliations: Smithborough Boxing Club, Smithborough (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Boxing


Barry McGuigan was an Irish hero throughout his career, even uniting the feuding countries of Ireland and Northern Ireland in their adulation. Living almost on the border, he fought for Northern Ireland at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Turning professional in 1981, he won the British featherweight title in 1983 and in 1985 outpointed Eusebio Pedroza to win the world featherweight championship. He lost the title when was upset in 1986 by Steve Cruz and retired briefly. He then started fighting again, with less success, but retired in 1989. After his boxing career ended, he has spent some time as a television boxing commentator and acting in a few movies. Career Professional Record: W - 32 (KO 28); L – 3 (KO by 1); D - 0.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Boxing Men's Featherweight Ireland IRL 9T

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Boxing Ireland IRL Round Three Match #7 2 1980-07-28 Kabunda (ZAM) , McGuigan (IRL) 1 58 58 58 59 58 291
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Boxing Ireland IRL Round Two Match #11 1 1980-07-24 McGuigan (IRL) , Mabushi (TAN) referee stops contest 3 0:58
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Boxing Ireland IRL Round One Match #27 1 1980-07-20 McGuigan (IRL) bye
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