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Johnny Owen

W L D
25 2 1
11 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 28
rounds 251
KOs 39%
 
global ID 2234
aliasMerthyr Matchstick
born 1956-01-07
death date1980-11-04 / age 24
debut1976-09-30 / age 20
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
residence
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
birth place
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1980-09-19
117½Lupe Pintor11842 5 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO12/15
 L 
KO
12/15
  
time: 2:35   referee: Marty Denkin 102-107   judges: Chuck Hassett 103-105, Dick Young 102-106
WBC World bantamweight title
Owen down twice in Round 12. Owen remained unconscious following the second knockdown. He was removed from the ring on a stretcher and later underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Owen died almost 2 months later.
1980-06-28
117John Feeney117½18 0 0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Harry Gibbs 149-146
BBBofC British bantamweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
1980-02-28
117Juan Francisco Rodriguez117¼14 3 2
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Max Strangfeldt 120-115   judges: Angelo Poletti 119-117, Edmond Meulenberg 119-115
EBU (European) bantamweight title
1980-01-22
120Glynne Davies12029 25 6
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
W RTD5/8
 W  
RTD
5/8
  
referee: Sid Nathan
1979-11-29
119¼Davey Vasquez11919 13 0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Adrian Morgan 100-96
1979-10-04
119Jose Luis Garcia1140 1 0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:42   referee: Adrian Morgan
1979-09-17
Neil McLaughlin5 10 2
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1979-06-13
118Dave Smith11710 3 1
Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO12/15
 W  
TKO
12/15
  
referee: Wally Thom
BBBofC British bantamweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
1979-05-10
Guy Caudron35 11 3
Sports Centre, Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: James Brimmell 99-97
1979-04-19
120Lee Graham124¼5 14 5
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Mike Jacobs 79-77
Score incorrectly announced as 79-78.
1979-03-03
Juan Francisco Rodriguez11 2 1
Plaza de Toros de Almería, Almeria, Andalucía, Spain
LMD15/15
 L 
MD
15/15
  
 144-145 146-146 144-145
EBU (European) bantamweight title
1978-11-02
116½Paul Ferreri11859 6 5
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Roland Dakin 149-146
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
1978-09-25
Wally Angliss8 10 2
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
time: 1:49   referee: Mark Hart
Angliss cut over left eye
1978-06-29
118¼Davy Larmour118¼2 2 0
Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
1978-06-12
Dave Smith9 2 1
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1978-04-06
Wayne Evans11 0 0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
BBBofC British bantamweight title
1978-02-27
Antonio Medina0 2 0
Country Club, Marton, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1978-01-23
120½Alan Oag1254 10 1
Afan Lido, Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO8/8
 W  
TKO
8/8
  
1977-11-29
Paddy Maguire26 7 1
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
BBBofC British bantamweight title
1977-09-21
George Sutton6 4 0
Midland Sporting Club, Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1977-06-16
117Terry Hanna118debut
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
time: 2:20   referee: Wynford Jones
Boxing News 24 June 1977
1977-04-25
115John Kellie117¾19 12 2
St Andrews SC,Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Wally Thom
British bantamweight title eliminator
Boxing News 29 April 1977
1977-03-29
116George Sutton1186 3 0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe Morgan 99-98
vacant BBBofC Welsh Area bantamweight title
British bantamweight title eliminator
Boxing News 8 April 1977
1977-02-15
116¾Neil McLaughlin116½1 3 1
Sports Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: James Brimmell 80-79
Boxing News 18 February 1977
1977-01-28
115½Neil McLaughlin114¾1 2 1
Gala Baths, West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: John Coyle 80-77
Boxing News 4 February 1977
1976-11-23
118Ian Murray1196 3 0
Rhondda Leisure Centre, Ystrad, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
time: 1:35   referee: Adrian Morgan
Boxing News 26 November 1976
1976-11-09
116Neil McLaughlin111½1 2 0
Templemore Sports Complex, Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Billy Duncan
Boxing News 19 November 1976
1976-09-30
117George Sutton1205 1 0
Sports Centre, Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: James Brimmell 79-79
Pro debut for Owen.
Boxing News 8 October 1976
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