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Neil Perkins

Neil Perkins

British boxer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British boxer
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Boxer
Gender male
Birth 2 October 1981
The details
Biography

Neil Perkins (born 2 October 1981) is a British amateur boxer who has won several medals in international tournaments at welterweight.

Career

Southpaw Perkins fights for Kirkdale ABC in Liverpool. He failed to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics after ending up in third place at the 4th AIBA European 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.

He won the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships bronze after beating Robert Blazo, local hero Ha Na, European silver medallist, Armenia’s Samuel Matevosyan by a massive 18 points but losing 33-21 in the semi-final to Belarusian Magomed Nurutdinov.

In Melbourne 2006 he won Bronze again at the Commonwealth after losing to Vijender Kumar 14:22.

At the Euro 2006 he lost in the first round to Serbian Zoran Mitrovic 24:34.

At the 2007 World Championships he again lost in the first round to Mitrovic

Personal

In 2005 his daughter Olivia-Jane was born with a defective heart.

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