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Johnny Owen
Global ID2234
sexmale
birthdate 1956-01-07
death date 1980-11-04 (24)
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasMerthyr Matchstick
country United Kingdom
residenceMerthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
birth placeMerthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
won 25 (KO 11) + lost 2 (KO 1) + drawn 1 = 28
rounds boxed 251 KO% 39.29
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1980-09-19Lupe Pintor42-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO1215
time: 2:35 | referee: Marty Denkin 102-107 | judge: Chuck Hassett 103-105 | judge: 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.
1980-06-28John Feeney18-0-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Harry Gibbs 149-145½
BBBofC British bantamweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
1980-02-28Juan Francisco Rodriguez14-3-2
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWUD1212x3
referee: Max Strangfeldt 120-115 | judge: Angelo Poletti 119-117 | judge: Edmond Meulenberg 119-115
EBU (European) bantamweight title
1980-01-22Glynne Davies29-25-6
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United KingdomWRTD58x3
referee: Sid Nathan
1979-11-29Davey Vasquez19-13-0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1979-10-04Jose Luis Garcia0-1-0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWTKO510x3
time: 2:42 | referee: Adrian Morgan
1979-09-17Neil McLaughlin5-10-2
Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1979-06-13Dave Smith10-3-1
Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, Wales, United KingdomWTKO1215x3
referee: Wally Thom
BBBofC British bantamweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
1979-05-10Guy Caudron35-11-3
Sports Centre, Pontypool, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: James Brimmell 99-97
1979-04-19Lee Graham5-14-5
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
referee: Mike Jacobs 79-77
Score incorrectly announced as 79-78.
1979-03-03Juan Francisco Rodriguez11-2-1
Plaza de Toros de Almería, Almeria, Andalucía, SpainLMD1515
144-145 | 146-146 | 144-145
EBU (European) bantamweight title
1978-11-02Paul Ferreri59-6-5
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
148½-145½
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
1978-09-25Wally Angliss8-10-2
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United KingdomWTKO38x3
1978-06-29Davy Larmour2-2-0
Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, Wales, United KingdomWTKO78x3
1978-06-12Dave Smith9-2-1
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1978-04-06Wayne Evans11-0-0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWTKO1015x3
BBBofC British bantamweight title
1978-02-27Antonio Medina0-2-0
Country Club, Marton, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1978-01-23Alan Oag4-10-1
Afan Lido, Port Talbot, Wales, United KingdomWTKO88x3
1977-11-29Paddy Maguire26-7-1
National Sporting Club,Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London, United KingdomWTKO1115x3
BBBofC British bantamweight title
1977-09-21George Sutton6-4-0
Midland Sporting Club, Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1977-06-16Terry Hanna
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWTKO48x3
time: 2:20 | referee: Wynford Jones
Boxing News 24 June 1977
1977-04-25John Kellie19-12-2
St Andrews SC,Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO610x3
time: 2:45 | referee: Wally Thom
British bantamweight title eliminator
Boxing News 29 April 1977

1977-03-29George Sutton6-3-0
Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Joe Morgan 99-97½
vacant BBBofC Welsh Area bantamweight title
British bantamweight title eliminator
Boxing News 8 April 1977

1977-02-15Neil McLaughlin1-3-1
Sports Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomWPTS88x3
referee: James Brimmell 79½-79
Boxing News 18 February 1977
1977-01-28Neil McLaughlin1-2-1
Gala Baths, West Bromwich, West Midlands, United KingdomWPTS88x2
referee: John Coyle 80-76½
Boxing News 4 February 1977
1976-11-23Ian Murray6-3-0
Rhondda Leisure Centre, Ystrad, Wales, United KingdomWTKO78x2
time: 1:35 | referee: Adrian Morgan
Boxing News 26 November 1976
1976-11-09Neil McLaughlin1-2-0
Templemore Sports Complex, Derry, Northern Ireland, United KingdomDPTS88x2
referee: Billy Duncan
Boxing News 19 November 1976
1976-09-30George Sutton5-1-0
Sports Centre, Pontypool, Wales, United KingdomWPTS88x2
referee: James Brimmell 79-78½
Pro debut for Owen.
Boxing News 8 October 1976

 
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