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Michael Gomez

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Michael Gomez

Michael Gomez (born Michael Armstrong; 21 June 1977) is a former professional boxer who competed from 1995 to 2009. He was born to an Irish Traveller family in Longford, County Longford, Ireland, spending his early years in Dublin before moving to London and later Manchester, England, with his family at the age of nine. In boxing he was affectionately known as "The Predator", "The Irish Mexican" and "The Mancunian Mexican". Despite finishing his career fighting in the lightweight division, Gomez is more notable for his fights at featherweight and super-featherweight.[2] During his career he amassed a number of regional championships, most significantly the British super-featherweight title twice, from 1999 to 2004. He also held the WBU super featherweight title from 2004 to 2005.[2][3] Gomez, who has been compared to Johnny Tapia, has lived a turbulent life and was often involved in controversial fights.[4] In Gomez's initial matches he suffered a number of losses to journeyman opposition but then went on a

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Hughie Fury

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Hughie Fury

Hughie Lewis Fury (born 18 September 1994) is a British professional boxer. He challenged once for the WBO heavyweight title in 2017 and at regional level held the British heavyweight title in 2018. As an amateur he represented England at the 2012 Youth World Championships, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division and becoming the first British boxer to do so. Early life Fury in 2015 Hughie Lewis Fury was born on 18 September 1994 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, to a family of Irish Traveller heritage.[1] He is the cousin of Tyson Fury, both of whom have stated that they are aiming to become "the new Klitschkos" and dominate the heavyweight division.[1][2] He is also the cousin of heavyweight boxer Nathan Gorman,[3] as well as light heavyweight boxer and former Love Island contestant Tommy Fury.[4] He is trained by his father, Peter Fury.[1] Peter was jailed twice during Hughie's childhood.[5] Amateur career In 2012, Fury represented England at the Youth World Amateur Boxing Ch

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Francie Barrett

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Francie Barrett

Francis Barrett (born 7 February 1977), commonly known as Francie Barrett, is a retired Irish professional boxer, who represented Ireland at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Background He was introduced to boxing by trainer, mentor and former boxer Chick Gillen. Amateur career Barrett had in excess of 250 bouts as an amateur fighter and represented Ireland internationally. He won Irish titles at both junior and senior level and also won the British welterweight title in 1997, beating Tony Sesay and Michael Jennings on his way to winning the title.[1] The highlight of Barrett's career came when he was the youngest member of the Irish team at the 1996 Olympic Games and carried the Irish flag during the opening ceremony. During the Olympics Barrett competed in the light welterweight division. For this he gained global media attention and became a national hero.[1] His results were: Defeated Zely Fereria Dos Santos (Brazil) 32–7 Lost to Fethi Missaoui (Tunisia) 6–18 Professional career B

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Tyson Fury

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Tyson Fury

Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer. In 2015, he won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. The victory earned him Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring. As of December 2019, Fury is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by The Ring, second by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fourth by BoxRec. As an amateur, Fury represented both England and Ireland, as he was born in Manchester to an Irish Traveller family and traced his family lineage to relatives in Belfast and Galway.[2] He won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year at 20 years of age. After winning the English heavyweight title twice, he became the British and Commonwealth champion in 2011 by defeating the 14–0 Dereck Chisora. He then won the Irish and WBO Inter-Continental titles, before defeating Chisora again

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John Joe Joyce

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John Joe Joyce

John Joe Joyce, (born October 17, 1987) is an Irish amateur boxer who represented Ireland in the 2008 Olympic Games in the light welterweight division. Joyce was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath. Joyce is a national Irish boxing champion and is the 2008 European Union boxing champion in the light welterweight division. In the 2008 Olympic games he defeated Gyula Kate of Hungary by a score of 9-5, but lost in the round of 16 to Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic in a match that was scored at a tie (11-11).[1][2] References [1] 2008 Olympic Games Boxing Results. Retrieved August 14, 2008. He was also Coner McGregors personal trainer in his youth years "Medallists by weight category" (PDF). AIBA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2008.

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Bartley Gorman

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Bartley Gorman

Bartley Gorman V (1 March 1944 – 18 January 2002) was an Irish Traveller, who was the undefeated bare-knuckle boxing champion of the United Kingdom and Ireland, often referred to as King of the Gypsies.[1] Between 1972–1992, he reigned supreme in the world of illegal gypsy boxing. During these years, he fought down a mineshaft, in a quarry, at horse fairs, on campsites, in bars and clubs and in the street. Several descendants of Gorman have become professional boxers in recent years, including his great-nephew, Nathan Gorman,[2][3] Hughie Fury and Tyson Fury.[4] Early life Gorman was born in Nottingham, England to a Welsh father and Irish mother, both Travellers, on 1 March 1944.[1] His paternal grandfather and great-grandfather were also boxers.[5] Gorman had his first bare-knuckle fight at the age of 12.[6] Career When he won the title of Bareknuckle Champion of Great Britain and Ireland, having beaten rival Jack Fletcher in a fight at a quarry, he was aged 28, was 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) tall and weighed 2

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Andy Lee (boxer)

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Andy Lee (boxer)

Andy Lee (born 11 June 1984) is an Irish former professional boxer who competed from 2006 to 2017. He held the WBO middleweight title from 2014 to 2015, and in doing so became the first member of the travelling community to win a world title.[1] He is the cousin of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.[2] During his professional career, Lee was trained by the late Emmanuel Steward. Early life Lee was born in Bow, London, England, to Irish Traveller parents. In 1998, his parents returned to Castleconnell, County Limerick in Ireland with their six children.[3][4] Lee had previously been training at the Repton Boxing Club in London from the age of eight, and upon his family's return to Ireland, Lee and his brothers joined St Francis ABC in Limerick, where his boxing career took off.[4] Lee signed his first professional contract with Manny Steward in 2005. He then moved to Detroit, Michigan where he lived with his longtime manager and trainer until Steward died in 2012. Following his death, Lee moved back to London wh

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Samson Lee

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Samson Lee

Samson Lee (born 30 November 1992) is a Wales international rugby union player currently playing for the Scarlets having previously played for Llanelli and Ammanford.[1] His position is prop forward. International Lee represented the Wales national under-20 rugby union team and in October 2012 he was called into the Wales full international squad for the 2012 Autumn international series.[2] He made his full international debut versus Argentina on 16 November 2013 as a second-half replacement. Personal life Lee is a member of the traveller community.[3][4] References [1] "George North backs 'monster' prop Samson Lee for Wales debut". 25 October 2012 – via www.bbc.co.uk. Dalling, Robert (20 March 2017). "Samson Lee reveals plans to continue family's traveller life". walesonline. "Joe Marler denies being a racist after Samson Lee comments". BBC Sport. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016. External links Scarlets Profile

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John Joe Nevin

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John Joe Nevin

John Joseph "John Joe" Nevin (born 7 June 1988), is an Irish professional boxer. He is a two-time Olympian, and a London 2012 silver medalist. Early life John Joseph Nevin was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, and is a member of the Traveller community.[1] He attended Scoil Mhuire CBS primary school in the town. Amateur career 2008 | Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament Nevin qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by winning the first Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Italy. 2008 | European Union Amateur Championships Nevin won the 2008 EU Amateur Championships in Cetniewo, Poland. 2008 | Olympic Games At just 18 years of age, Nevin competed in Beijing at his first Summer Olympics. He beat Abdelhalim Ourradi 9–4 in his first round before being beaten by Badar-Uugan Enkhbatyn 9–2 in the round of 16. Enkhbatyn went on to win gold in the final. 2009 | World Amateur Championships On 9 September 2009, Nevin guaranteed Ireland a historic sixth medal at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships after h

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Jonjo Shelvey

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Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey (born 27 February 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Newcastle United and the England national team. He began his career at Charlton Athletic, becoming their youngest-ever player at 16 years and 59 days old.[5] In 2010, he moved to Liverpool for an initial £1.7 million, spending a brief loan at Blackpool. During his time at Anfield, Shelvey was part of a Liverpool squad which won the League Cup and lost the FA Cup final in 2012. He joined Swansea City for £5 million in 2013,[6] and Newcastle United for £12 million two and a half years later. A month after joining Newcastle, he was made the team's stand-in captain, as the season ended with relegation. Shelvey played for England at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level and has captained the under-19 team.[7] He won his first cap for the senior team in 2012. Club career Charlton Athletic Shelvey warming up for Charlton Athletic in 2008 Shelvey played in the youth teams of f

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Nathan Gorman (boxer)

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Nathan Gorman (boxer)

Nathan Gorman (born 25 June 1996) is a British professional boxer. He has held the WBC International Silver heavyweight title since 2017 and challenged once for the British heavyweight title in July 2019. Early life Gorman was born on 25 June 1996 in Nantwich, Cheshire.[1] He used to playfully spar with his dad as a child and credits his dad with being a big influence on his boxing career, giving his full backing when he chose to take up boxing.[2] Gorman is of Irish Traveller heritage;[3] he is the great-nephew of the undefeated bare-knuckle fighter Bartley Gorman, the 'King of the Gypsies',[4][3] and the cousin of heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury,[5] and light heavyweight boxer and former Love Island contestant Tommy Fury.[6] Amateur career Gorman won the youth ABA in Manchester and the Three Nations in Scotland before joining the Team GB where he trained and sparred with Daniel Dubois.[2] Professional career Gorman made his professional debut, under the tutelage of Ricky Hatton and promo

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Tommy Fury

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Tommy Fury

Tommy Fury (born 7 May 1999) is a British professional boxer and reality television star. In June 2019, he took time off from boxing to star in the dating reality show Love Island. He is a half-brother of former unified heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.[2] Professional boxing career Fury made his professional debut against Jevgenijs Andrejevs (10-102-3) on 22 December 2018 at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, scoring a four-round points decision (PTS) victory (40–36).[3] The fight was part of the undercard of the Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton featherweight world title fight.[4][5] In his second fight he recorded the first stoppage of his professional career, defeating Callum Ide (0-26-2) via first-round knockout (KO) on 23 March 2019.[6] After stepping away from boxing for nine months to partake in a reality television programme, Fury returned to the ring on 21 December 2019, scoring a first-round technical knockout (TKO) victory over Przemyslaw Binienda (2-26) at the Copper Box Arena in London.[7

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