Chris Finnegan

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Name: Chris Finnegan
Birth Name: Christopher Martin Finnegan
Hometown: Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Died: 2009-03-02 (Age:64)
Stance: Southpaw
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Professional Boxer, Olympic Athlete. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, he represented his country at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City and won a gold medal in the Middleweight Division when he defeated Aleksei Kiselyov of the Soviet Union. After turning professional, Finnegan would capture both the European and British light heavyweight titles. His most memorable fight was a 14 round knockout loss to Light Heavyweight Champion Bob Foster in September 1972. Their title match was named "Fight of the Year" for 1972 by Ring Magazine. He retired from boxing in 1975 after compiling a record of 29 wins (16 knockouts), 7 losses and 1 draw in 37 fights.

Amateur Highlights

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