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Johnny Owen

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


bouts 28 rating
rounds 251 ranking
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

28 total bouts, view in calendar
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unverified
unsanctioned
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
117½Lupe Pintor
42
5
1
118
 L 
KO12/15
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
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.
time: 2:35   referee: Marty Denkin 102-107   judge: Chuck Hassett 103-105, Dick Young 102-106
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117John Feeney
18
0
0
117½
 W  
PTS15/15
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British bantamweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
referee: Harry Gibbs 149-146
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117Juan Francisco Rodriguez
14
3
2
117¼
 W  
UD12/12
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
EBU (European) bantamweight title
referee: Max Strangfeldt 120-115   judge: Angelo Poletti 119-117, Edmond Meulenberg 119-115
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120Glynne Davies
29
25
6
120
 W  
RTD5/8
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
referee: Sid Nathan
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Davey Vasquez
19
13
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
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119Jose Luis Garcia
0
1
0
114
 W  
TKO5/10
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
time: 2:42   referee: Adrian Morgan
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Neil McLaughlin
5
10
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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118Dave Smith
10
3
1
117
 W  
TKO12/15
Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
BBBofC British bantamweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
referee: Wally Thom
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Guy Caudron
35
11
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Sports Centre, Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
referee: James Brimmell 99-97
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120Lee Graham
5
14
5
124¼
 W  
PTS8/8
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Score incorrectly announced as 79-78.
referee: Mike Jacobs 79-77
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Juan Francisco Rodriguez
11
2
1
 L 
MD15/15
Plaza de Toros de Almería, Almeria, Andalucía, Spain
EBU (European) bantamweight title
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116½Paul Ferreri
59
6
5
118
 W  
PTS15/15
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
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Wally Angliss
8
10
2
 W  
TKO3/8
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
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118¼Davy Larmour
2
2
0
118¼
 W  
TKO7/8
Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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Dave Smith
9
2
1
 W  
PTS8/8
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
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Wayne Evans
11
0
0
 W  
TKO10/15
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
BBBofC British bantamweight title
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Antonio Medina
0
2
0
 W  
PTS8/8
Country Club, Marton, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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120½Alan Oag
4
10
1
125
 W  
TKO8/8
Afan Lido, Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
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Paddy Maguire
26
7
1
 W  
TKO11/15
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British bantamweight title
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George Sutton
6
4
0
 W  
PTS8/8
Midland Sporting Club, Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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117Terry Hannadebut
118
 W  
TKO4/8
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
Boxing News 24 June 1977
time: 2:20   referee: Wynford Jones
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115John Kellie
19
12
2
117¾
 W  
TKO6/10
St Andrews SC,Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
British bantamweight title eliminator
Boxing News 29 April 1977
time: 2:45   referee: Wally Thom
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116George Sutton
6
3
0
118
 W  
PTS10/10
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
vacant BBBofC Welsh Area bantamweight title
British bantamweight title eliminator
Boxing News 8 April 1977
referee: Joe Morgan 99-98
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116¾Neil McLaughlin
1
3
1
116½
 W  
PTS8/8
Sports Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
Boxing News 18 February 1977
referee: James Brimmell 80-79
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115½Neil McLaughlin
1
2
1
114¾
 W  
PTS8/8
Gala Baths, West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Boxing News 4 February 1977
referee: John Coyle 80-77
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118Ian Murray
6
3
0
119
 W  
TKO7/8
Rhondda Leisure Centre, Ystrad, Wales, United Kingdom
Boxing News 26 November 1976
time: 1:35   referee: Adrian Morgan
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116Neil McLaughlin
1
2
0
111½
 D 
PTS8/8
Templemore Sports Complex, Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Boxing News 19 November 1976
referee: Billy Duncan
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117George Sutton
5
1
0
120
 W  
PTS8/8
Sports Centre, Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
Pro debut for Owen.
Boxing News 8 October 1976
referee: James Brimmell 79-79
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