Name: Tony Jeffries
Alias: Jaffa / The mighty Mackem
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Hometown: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Height: 6′ 2″ / 188cm
Boxing Record: click
Jeffries whose nickname is "Jaffa" started to box at the age of 10, inspired by his uncle Billy Bryce, a former pro boxer. He joined Sunderland ABC and in 1999 won the school boys championships and Gold in the European Cadets (U-17) in 2001.
At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships he beat Christopher Downs and Ramazan Magomedov, but lost to Kazakhstan southpaw Yerkebuian Shynaliyev. He did, however, qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Olympic games results
2008 (as a Light heavyweight)
- 1st round bye
- Defeated Eleider Álvarez (Colombia) 5-5
- Defeated Imre Szellő (Hungary) 10-2
- Lost to Kenneth Egan (Ireland) 3-10
World amateur championships results
2007 (as a Light heavyweight)