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Barry McGuigan Record

Total Fights35
Title Wins2
Title Defenses2
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins28
KO Losses1
Barry McGuigan Record & Stats
Barry McGuigan's Record
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      What is Barry McGuigan's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning eight years, Barry McGuigan fought 35 times with 32 wins and 3 losses.

      McGuigan retired from professional boxing with a record of 32-3, which included two featherweight world-title wins and two successful title defense fights. He had a 80% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 28 of his total 35 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in McGuigan's career was a 4th round TKO loss to Jim McDonnell, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 4th round TKO defeat to Jim McDonnell on May 31, 1989.

      Some of McGuigan's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Eusebio Pedroza, Bernard Taylor, Danilo Cabrera, Francisco Tomas da Cruz, Julio César Miranda, Nicky Perez, and Valerio Nati.

      35May 31, 198928Jim McDonnellLossTKO4
      34Dec 1, 198827Julio César MirandaWinTKO8
      33Jun 25, 198827Francisco Tomas da CruzWinTKO4
      32Apr 4, 198827Nicky PerezWinTKO4
      31Jun 23, 198625Steve CruzLoss *UD
      30Feb 15, 198624Danilo CabreraWin *TKO14
      29Sep 28, 198524Bernard TaylorWin *RTD8
      28Jun 8, 198524Eusebio PedrozaWin *UD
      27Mar 26, 198524Farid GallouzeWinTKO2
      26Feb 23, 198523Juan LaporteWinPTS
      25Dec 19, 198423Clyde RuanWinKO4
      24Oct 13, 198423Felipe OrozcoWinKO2
      23Jun 30, 198423Paul DeVorceWinTKO5
      22Jun 5, 198423Esteban EguiaWinKO3
      21Apr 4, 198423Jose CabaWinTKO7
      20Jan 25, 198422Charm ChiteuleWinTKO10
      19Nov 16, 198322Valerio NatiWinKO6
      18Oct 5, 198322Ruben Dario HerasmeWinKO2
      17Jul 9, 198322Lavon McGowanWinKO1
      16May 22, 198322Samuel MeckWinTKO6
      15Apr 12, 198322Vernon PenpraseWinTKO2
      14Nov 9, 198221Paul HugginsWinTKO5
      13Oct 5, 198221Jimmy DuncanWinRTD4
      12Jun 14, 198221Young AliWinKO6
      11Apr 22, 198221Gary LucasWinKO1
      10Mar 23, 198221Angelo LicataWinTKO2
      9Feb 23, 198220Angel OliverWinTKO3
      8Feb 8, 198220Ian MurrayWinTKO3
      7Jan 27, 198220Luis de la SagraWinPTS
      6Dec 8, 198120Peter EubankWinTKO8
      5Oct 26, 198120Terry PizzaroWinTKO4
      4Aug 3, 198120Jean-Marc RenardWinPTS
      3Aug 3, 198120Peter EubankLossPTS
      2Jun 20, 198120Gary LucasWinTKO4
      1May 10, 198120Selvin BellWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Barry McGuigan (The Clones Cyclone) is a 63-year old retired Irish professional boxer. He was born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland on February 28, 1961. He is a former featherweight world champion. McGuigan was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2005. His professional boxing career spanned more than 8 years — from 1981 to 1989.

      McGuigan made his professional boxing debut against Selvin Bell at the age of 20 on May 10, 1981, defeating Bell via 2nd round TKO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on June 8, 1985 after 27 professional fights, against Eusebio Pedroza for the featherweight WBA and The Ring titles. He defeated Pedroza via 15 round unanimous decision to become the featherweight champion of the world.

      McGuigan has won two world titles at featherweight. For all the details about McGuigan's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      McGuigan had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Jim McDonnell on May 31, 1989. McGuigan lost the fight via 4th round TKO. It's been 34 years, 10 months, and 22 days since this fight.


      McGuigan had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and two successful title defenses. He won three of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Barry McGuigan fought for featherweight world titles once, which he won via unanimous decision. In total, he won two featherweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 8, 1985Eusebio PedrozaFeatherweightWBA, The RingUD

      Title Defenses

      Barry McGuigan had three featherweight world-title defense fights. He won two of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Feb 15, 1986Danilo CabreraFeatherweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Sep 28, 1985Bernard TaylorFeatherweightWBA, The RingRTD

      Title Losses

      Barry McGuigan lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 23, 1986Steve CruzFeatherweightWBA, The RingUD


      McGuigan fought a total of 35 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the featherweight division. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 8, 1985: McGuigan wins his first world titles by defeating Eusebio Pedroza via 15 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBA and The Ring featherweight world champion.

      • September 28, 1985: McGuigan successfully defends the WBA and The Ring featherweight titles against Bernard Taylor, winning the fight via 8th round RTD.


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