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Paul Hodkinson Record

Total Fights26
Title Wins1
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs3
KO Wins21
KO Losses3
Paul Hodkinson Record & Stats
Paul Hodkinson's Record
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      What is Paul Hodkinson's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning seven years and seven months, Paul Hodkinson fought 26 times with 22 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.

      Hodkinson retired from professional boxing with a record of 22-3-1, which included one featherweight world-title win and three successful title defense fights. He had a 80.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 21 of his total 26 fights being knockout wins, three of which were in title fights. Hodkinson lost three times via knockout, all three of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 12th round KO defeat to Steve Robinson on March 12, 1994. Hodkinson was fighting for the featherweight WBO title.

      Some of Hodkinson's best fights and notable victories include wins over Ricardo Cepeda, Steve Cruz, Fabrice Benichou, Marcos Villasana, Peter Harris, Kevin Taylor, and Steve Sims.

      26Mar 12, 199428Steve RobinsonLoss *KO12
      25Apr 28, 199327Gregorio VargasLoss *TKO7
      24Feb 3, 199327Ricardo CepedaWin *TKO4
      23Sep 12, 199226Fabrice BenichouWin *TKO10
      22Apr 25, 199226Steve CruzWin *TKO3
      21Nov 13, 199126Marcos VillasanaWin *UD
      20Oct 31, 199025Guy BellehigueWinKO3
      19Jun 2, 199024Marcos VillasanaLoss *TKO8
      18Mar 28, 199024Eduardo MontoyaWinTKO3
      17Dec 13, 198924Farid BenredjebWinTKO8
      16Sep 6, 198923Peter HarrisWinTKO9
      15Apr 12, 198923Raymond ArmandWinTKO2
      14Jan 18, 198923Johnny CarterWinKO1
      13Dec 14, 198823Kevin TaylorWinTKO2
      12May 18, 198822Peter HarrisWinTKO12
      11Jan 27, 198822Richie FosterWinTKO3
      10Dec 7, 198722Marcos SmithWinTKO7
      9Oct 19, 198722Tomas ArguellesWinKO6
      8Jul 31, 198721Tomas ArguellesDrawPTS
      7Apr 25, 198721Russell JonesWinTKO6
      6Feb 26, 198721Kamel DjaddaWinTKO4
      5Jan 17, 198721Steve SimsWinKO5
      4Oct 29, 198621Craig WindsorWinKO2
      3Sep 29, 198621Les RemikieWinRTD4
      2Sep 17, 198621Phil LashleyWinTKO2
      1Jul 19, 198620Mark ChampneyWinKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Paul Hodkinson (Hoko) is a 58-year old retired English professional boxer. He was born in Liverpool, England on September 14, 1965. He is a former featherweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 7 years — from 1986 to 1994.

      Hodkinson made his professional boxing debut against Mark Champney at the age of 20 on July 19, 1986, defeating Champney via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 6 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 6 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on June 2, 1990 after 18 professional fights, against Marcos Villasana for the WBC title. He lost to Villasana via 8th round TKO.

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

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

      His last professional fight was on March 12, 1994 against Steve Robinson for Robinson's featherweight WBO title. Hodkinson lost the fight via 12th round KO. It's been 30 years, 1 month, and 10 days since this fight.


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

      Title Wins

      Paul Hodkinson fought for a featherweight world title in three fights and won once. He won one featherweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Nov 13, 1991Marcos VillasanaFeatherweightWBCUD

      Title Defenses

      Paul Hodkinson had four featherweight world-title defense fights. He won three 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 3, 1993Ricardo CepedaFeatherweightWBCTKO
      Sep 12, 1992Fabrice BenichouFeatherweightWBCTKO
      Apr 25, 1992Steve CruzFeatherweightWBCTKO

      Title Losses

      Paul Hodkinson lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 28, 1993Gregorio VargasFeatherweightWBCTKO


      Hodkinson fought a total of 26 times during his professional career, which includes 7 world-title fights at the featherweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 2, 1990: In his first world-title fight, Paul Hodkinson loses to Marcos Villasana via 8th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBC featherweight title.

      • November 13, 1991: Hodkinson wins the WBC featherweight title from Marcos Villasana, by beating Villasana via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • April 25, 1992: Hodkinson successfully defends the WBC featherweight title against Steve Cruz, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • February 3, 1993: Hodkinson successfully defends the WBC featherweight title against Ricardo Cepeda, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.


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