Bobby Czyz

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Name: Bobby Czyz
Alias: Matinee Idol (Chappie)
Born: 1962-02-10
Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, USA
Hometown: Wanaque, New Jersey, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Bobby Czyz Gallery

  • Czyz was a member of the U.S. Amateur Boxing Team that perished in a plane crash in Poland in 1980. An injury from an auto accident one week before the flight prevented Czyz from making the trip.
  • Amateur record of 24-2.
  • Shortly after suffering his first pro loss to Mustafa Hamsho, Czyz's father committed suicide.
  • For nearly a decade, Czyz was a commentator for Showtime Championship Boxing.
  • Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame inductee.
  • New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Czyz is a member of Mensa, an organization for people whose I.Q. is in the top 2% of the population.

Preceded by:
Slobodan Kacar
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
1986 Sep 6 – 1987 Oct 29
Succeeded by:
Charles Williams
Preceded by:
Robert Daniels
WBA Cruiserweight Champion
1991 Mar 8 – 1992 May 8
Succeeded by:
Orlin Norris