Chris Bacon

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Template:EngvarB Template:Underlinked Chris Bacon (born 8 October 1969) is a professional British cruiserweight boxer born in Australia and now residing in Manchester, trained by Bob Shannon a long time Manchester boxing coach. He is a former WBF European Super Cruiserweight Champion, former Commonwealth Judo Champion, professionally wrestled in Japan, former MMA fighter and also participated in the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.[1][2][3]

Early career

Bacon started out mastering the art of Judo, participating in National, Continental and International competitions. At the age of 22 he attended the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 representing Australia where he finished 16th, his Judo career dates from June 1986 – May 2001.

He was also a successful professional wrestler in Japan, undergoing 4 tours and having 9 fights – 9 wins, his MMA career lasted 3 fights dating from March 2001 – March 2005, drawing 1 and losing 2.

Date Result Opponent Event Method
3 June 2005 Win Alex Cook Cage Fighting Championships 3 Unanimous Decision
2 August 2004 Loss Phillip Hamblin Combat Sports Open Trials Submission
3 November 2001 Draw Lee Murray Millennium Brawl 2: Capital Punishment

Unlicensed boxing

Bacon has taken part in many unlicensed boxing events under the EBF (European Boxing Federation), his record stands at six fights all won by TKO dating from March 2008 – December 2011. Most notable was the EBF Heavyweight Title fight against 'notorious' Dominic Negus who appeared on' Danny Dyer's Hardest Men', this was the fight prior to David Haye fight with John Ruiz at the MEN Arena in Manchester with Ricky Hatton, Matthew Hatton and Tyson Fury all witnessing Chris claim 'Guv'nor' status of the UK.[4]

Result Record Opponent Type Date Location
Win 6–0–0 Mark Walker TKO 11 December 2011 The Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK
Win 5–0–0 Dominic Negus TKO 2 April 2010 The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Win 4–0–0 Harry Duiven Jnr TKO 14 September 2009 The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Win 3–0–0 John Lewis TKO 10 April 2009 The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Win 2–0–0 Vinny Lopez TKO 20 December 2008 The Olympia, Liverpool, UK
Win 1–0–0 Davey Clarke TKO 15 March 2008 Park Hall Hotel, Chorley, UK

Professional boxing

Bacon made his professional boxing debut on 21 December 1997 against Tim Brown winning on points in the cruiserweight division. Chris fought Tim Brown two months later again winning on points and then moved up to Heavyweight winning a consecutive 7 fights before losing to Kelly Oliver in Dublin 19 June 1999. Bacon then moved down to Cruiserweight for his following 2 fights which he won against Collice Mutizwa and lost to Garry Delaney at the Liverpool Olympia 14 July 2001. Bacon then moved back up to heavyweight to win against O'Neil Murray and then moved back down to Cruiserweight to celebrate his first boxing title The Central Area Cruiserweight Belt with a seventh round stoppage of Liverpool's Tony Moran at The George Carnell leisure centre, Manchester, 25 February 2007.[5][6]

Result Record Opponent Type Date Location
Win 13–2–0 Tony Moran TKO 25 February 2007 George Carnall Leisure Centre, Davyhulme, Manchester, UK
Win 12–2–0 O'Neil Murray TKO 12 November 2006 George Carnall Leisure Centre, Davyhulme, Manchester, UK
Lost 11–2–0 Garry Delaney TKO 14 July 2001 Olympia, Liverpool, UK
Win 11–1–0 Collice Mutizwa TKO 3 February 2001 Bowlers Arena, Trafford, UK
Win 10–1–0 Chris Woollas PTS 9 October 1999 Bowlers Arena, Trafford, UK
Lost 9–1–0 Kelly Oliver PTS 19 June 1999 Dublin, Ireland
Win 9–0–0 Israel Ajose PTS 25 February 1999 Kentish Town, London, UK
Win 8–0–0 Paul Bonson PTS 16 November 1998 Forte Post House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Win 7–0–0 Luke Simpkin PTS 16 October 1998 Salford, UK
Win 6–0–0 Kevin Mitchell TKO 18 September 1998 Manchester, UK
Win 5–0–0 Lee Swaby PTS 17 July 1998 Golf and Country Club, Mere, UK
Win 4–0–0 Phil Day TKO 30 May 1998 Whitchurch Leisure Centre, Bristol, UK
Win 3–0–0 Lee Swaby TKO 8 May 1998 Bowlers Arena, Trafford, UK
Win 2–0–0 Tim Brown PTS 23 February 1998 The Willows, Salford RLFC, UK
Win 1–0–0 Tim Brown PTS 21 December 1997 The Willows, Salford, UK

Personal life

Bacon runs a successful security firm in Manchester which is one of the reasons he has been absent from boxing over the years. In 2008 he and his promotions company KO Promotions planned to stage 'Britain's Toughest Bouncer' a reality TV show in Manchester although the City Council and Security Industry Authority condemned the idea.[7]


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