Cornelius Edwards

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Cornelius Edwards
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Statistics
Real name Cornelius Boza Edwards
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 8½ in (174 cm)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Nationality Uganda Ugandan
Born (1956-05-27) May 27, 1956 (age 62)
Kampala, Uganda
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 45
Wins by KO 34
Losses 7
Draws 1

Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956 in Kampala, Uganda) is the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion of the World. Boza Edwards was a Ugandan, and fought in both the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions. Edwards emigrated from Uganda to England, where he lived for a long period. He currently lives in the United States, where he trains other boxers.

Professional career[edit]

WBC Super Featherweight Champion[edit]

Edwards won the WBC world Jr. Lightweight title from "Bazooka" Limón with a fifteen-round decision in 1981 at Stockton, California, this after Limón, a Mexican, had made his infamous You know what happens to British boxers when they face Mexicans comment, in a reference to the fight between Lupe Pintor and Johnny Owen, after which Owen died.

Edwards defeated Bobby Chacon by technical knockout in the fourteenth round in his first defense, but then, he lost the title to Rolando Navarrete, by knockout in round five. He also fought and lost to other world champions such as his rematch with Chacon, Alexis Argüello by knockout in eight, Héctor Camacho by decision in twelve, Rocky Lockridge, by decision in ten and José Luis Ramírez by knockout in five.

Mayweather Boxing Club[edit]

Edwards now runs the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
53 fights 45 wins 7 losses
By knockout 34 4
By decision 10 3
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Loss 45–7-1 Mexico José Luis Ramírez KO 5 (12) 1987-10-10 France Zenith Palais, Paris For WBC World Lightweight Title.
Win 45–6-1 United States Ali Kareem Muhammad UD 10 (10) 1987-07-09 United States Felt Forum, New York
Loss 44–6-1 Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho UD 12 (12) 1986-09-26 United States Abel Holtz Stadium, Miami Beach For WBC World Lightweight Title.
Draw 44–5-1 Guyana Terrence Alli PTS 10 (10) 1986-03-30 United States Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Win 44–5 United States John Montes UD 10 (10) 1985-07-14 United States Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa
Win 43–5 United States Melvin Paul KO 2 (10) 1985-04-14 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green
Win 42–5 United States Gary Gamble RTD 4 (10) 1985-03-17 United States Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa
Win 41–5 United States Charlie Brown TKO 3 (10) 1984-10-13 United Kingdom Kings Hall, Belfast
Win 40–5 United States Guy Villegas TKO 7 (10) 1984-06-17 United States Hyatt Regency, Tampa
Win 39–5 Barbados Trevor Evelyn RTD 2 (10) 1984-02-19 United States Hyatt Regency, Tampa
Loss 38–5 United States Rocky Lockridge UD 10 (10) 1983-09-09 United States Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas
Loss 38–4 United States Bobby Chacon UD 12 (12) 1983-05-15 United States Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas The Ring magazine's "Fight of the Year"
Win 38–3 Cuba Pedro Laza TKO 9 (10) 1983-02-27 United States Showboat Hotel & Casino, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas
Win 37–3 United States Blaine Dickson UD 10 (10) 1983-02-27 United States Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Win 36–3 United States Roberto Elizondo UD 10 (10) 1982-06-26 United States Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Win 35–3 United States John Verderosa TKO 3 (10) 1982-04-24 United States Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
Win 34–3 Spain Carlos Hernandez RTD 4 (12) 1982-03-17 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Won EBU Super Featherweight Title.
Win 33–3 United States Arturo Leon RTD 4 (10) 1982-02-09 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Win 32–3 Chile Juan Carlos Álvarez TKO 3 (10) 1981-11-24 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Wembley
Loss 31–3 Philippines Rolando Navarrete KO 5 (15) 1981-08-29 Italy Stadio de Pini, Viareggio Lost WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 31–2 United States Bobby Chacon RTD 13 (15) 1981-05-30 United States Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Retained WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 30–2 Mexico Rafael Limón UD 15 (15) 1981-03-08 United States Civic Auditorium, Stockton Won WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 29–2 United States Ramon Contreras ud 10 (10) 1980-11-28 United States Sports Arena, San Diego
Win 28–2 Mexico Roberto Torres TKO 2 (10) 1980-10-14 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Loss 27–2 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello TKO 8 (10) 1980-08-09 United States Superstar Theater - Resorts Atlantic City
Win 27–1 Spain Jose Manuel Velazquez TKO 3 (10) 1980-07-12 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley
Win 26–1 United States Ronnie Green TKO 6 (10) 1980-06-28 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley
Win 25–1 United States Jerome Artis TKO 3 (8) 1980-06-07 United Kingdom Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Win 24–1 Puerto Rico Benny Marquez TKO 4 (8) 1980-04-22 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Win 23–1 United States James Washington TKO 2 (8) 1980-04-01 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley
Win 22–1 United States Fili Ramirez TKO 7 (10) 1980-03-16 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Win 21–1 United States Jose Luis Gonzalez KO 3 (8) 1979-11-03 United Kingdom Kelvin Hall, Glasgow
Win 20–1 Dominican Republic Fernando Jimenez RTD 6 (8) 1979-06-24 Monaco Chapiteau de l'Espace Fontvieille, Fontvieille
Win 19–1 Zambia Godfrey Mwamba TKO 2 (8) 1979-03-31 Zambia Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Win 18–1 Spain Pedro Jimenez PTS 6 (6) 1979-03-04 Italy Teatro Ariston, San Remo
Win 17–1 United States Frankie Moultrie SD 8 (8) 1979-01-13 United States Convention Center, Miami Beach
Win 16–1 France Georges Cotin TKO 1 (8) 1978-12-18 United Kingdom Hilton Hotel, Mayfair
Win 15–1 Zambia Godfrey Mwamba TKO 3 (8) 1978-11-04 Zambia Lusaka
Win 14–1 United Kingdom George Feeney PTS 8 (8) 1978-09-26 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley
Win 13–1 Turkey Ethem Oezakalin TKO 3 (8) 1978-07-19 Italy Municipal Stadium, Bellaria
Win 12–1 Venezuela Carlos Foldes DQ 5 (8) 1978-02-21 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Win 11–1 United Kingdom Dil Collins KO 5 (8) 1977-12-06 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Win 10–1 United Kingdom Bingo Crooks PTS 8 (8) 1977-11-08 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley
Loss 9–1 United Kingdom Des Gwilliam TKO 6 (8) 1977-09-27 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley
Win 9–0 France Mario Oliveira TKO 2 (8) 1977-06-14 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley
Win 8–0 United Kingdom Tommy Glencross TKO 2 (8) 1977-05-31 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Win 7–0 United Kingdom Billy Vivian KO 1 (6) 1977-04-18 United Kingdom Hilton Hotel, Mayfair
Win 6–0 United Kingdom Godfrey Butler KO 2 (8) 1977-03-16 United Kingdom Midland Sporting Club, Civic Hall, Solihull
Win 5–0 United Kingdom George McGurk TKO 1 (6) 1977-02-14 United Kingdom Hilton Hotel, Mayfair
Win 4–0 United Kingdom Danny Connolly TKO 2 (6) 1977-02-01 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Win 3–0 United Kingdom Tommy Wright TKO 1 (6) 1977-01-25 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green
Win 2–0 United Kingdom Paul Clemit TKO 3 (6) 1976-12-20 United Kingdom Manor Place Baths, Walworth
Win 1–0 United Kingdom Barry Price KO 6 (6) 1976-12-13 United Kingdom Hilton Hotel, Mayfair Professional debut

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Achievements
Preceded by
Rafael Limón
WBC super featherweight champion
March 8, 1981 - August 29, 1981
Succeeded by
Rolando Navarrete
Awards
Preceded by
Bobby Chacon UD15 Rafael Limón IV
The Ring magazine Fight of the Year
L12 Bobby Chacon II

1983
Succeeded by
José Luis Ramírez KO4 Edwin Rosario II