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Regilio Tuur

Full name: Regilio Benito Tuur
Nickname(s): Tuurrific, Turbo
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 12, 1967 in Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname
Affiliations: Schildkamp, Rotterdam
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Boxing


Regilio Tuur, of Surinamese origin, made the front pages in the Netherlands when he knocked out reiging World Champion Kelcie Banks in the first round of the 1988 Olympic featherweight competition. Tuur, a bronze medallist in the 1987 European Championships, could not convert the surprise win into a medal, exiting in the quarter-finals. He subsequently became professional, known as Tuurrific. After becoming European Champion in the super featherweight division, he won the vacant WBO title in 1994. He defended it successfully on six occasions, before retiring. After a failed attempt as a fashion designer, he made a comeback in 2001, but with little impact. In 2003, Tuur was sentenced to 20 months in jail for various violence offences, including the beating of his wife and the assault of a police officer.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Boxing Men's Featherweight Netherlands NED 5T

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Boxing Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1988-09-28 Dumitrescu (ROU) , Tuur (NED) 0 56 56 55 56 55 278
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Boxing Netherlands NED Round Three Match #6 1 1988-09-26 Tuur (NED) , Anderson (GBR) referee stops contest (outclassed) 2 1:02
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Boxing Netherlands NED Round Two Match #11 1 1988-09-22 Tuur (NED) , Wanjau (KEN) 4 59+ 58 59 60 59 295 decision
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Boxing Netherlands NED Round One Match #22 1 1988-09-18 Tuur (NED) , Banks (USA) knock-out 1 1:50
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