Henry Akinwande

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Name: Henry Akinwande
Born: 1965-10-12
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 7″   /   201cm
Reach: 86″   /   218cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Don Turner
Manager: Sterling McPherson
Photo #2, Photo #3

Henry Akinwande was born in London, England and moved to Nigeria as a 4-year-old. In 1986, he returned to England and represented Great Britain in the 1988 Olympic Games.

Amateur Highlights

  • 1986 ABA 2nd place at Heavyweight
  • 1987 ABA 2nd place at Heavyweight
  • 1988 ABA Champion at Heavyweight
  • 1988 represented Great Britain as a Heavyweight at the Seoul Olympic Games. Result was:
  • 1989 ABA Champion at Heavyweight, outpointing Herbie Hide in final.

Preceded by:
Riddick Bowe
WBO Heavyweight Champion
1996 Jun 29 – 1997 Feb 1
Succeeded by:
Herbie Hide