Name: Steven Bendall
Birthplace: Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Hometown: Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Height: 6′ 0″ / 183cm
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Steven Bendall was born in Coventry, England. He is a self managed professional boxer. Bendall usually fights at Middleweight or the divisions either side.
Bendall boxed to national level as an amateur before turning professional in May 1997, winning his first fight at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, Berkshire, England, in which McDonagh knocked out Hackney's Dennis Doyley on an undercard that included Junior Witter and Tony Booth.
Bendall's explosive knockout power lead him to win his first 14 fights, the majority inside the distance, before he fought for his title fight when he took on Brendan Ingle-trained Jason Collins in December 2001 for the WBU Intercontinental Middleweight Title. Bendall continued his winning streak beating Collins on points to win his first title as a professional. He then added the Vacant IBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title in March 2002 when he knocked out Ukrainian Viktor Fessetchko.
His first defeat came in September 2004 when he lost to dangerous English fighter Scott Dann during his challenge for the Vacant British Middleweight Title. Bendall later won the English Middleweight Title but then lost it to Wayne Elcock after he lost his challenge for the EBU European Middleweight Title shot against Germany's Sebastian Sylvester.