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|Real name||Jonathan Thaxton|
10 September 1974 |
|Wins by KO||19|
Jonathan Thaxton (born 10 September 1974) is a former English professional lightweight boxer. He held European and British lightweight boxing titles in a 17-year career. He retired in October 2009, following defeat to John Murray.
He fought as a kick-boxer and as an amateur before turning professional.
He had his first professional fight in December 1992, beating Scott Smith on points over six rounds in Stoke on Trent. In his early career he fought as a light-welterweight. His first fight for a major title was in September 1996, when he won the WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title, beating Bernard Paul of Mauritius on points. In November 1997, he won the IBF Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title, beating Rimvidas Bilius of Lithuania on points. In September 1998, he lost both titles, when he lost to the American, Emanuel Augustus, being knocked out in the seventh.
In November 1999, he fought Jason Rowland for the British light-welterweight title, losing when the fight was stopped in the fifth. In October 2000, he had another shot at the now vacant British light-welterweight title when he fought Ricky Hatton. Despite Hatton being cut badly in the first round, he went on to defeat Thaxton on points. In February 2002, he fought Eamonn Magee for the Commonwealth light-welterweight title, losing when the fight was stopped in the sixth.
Between 2002 and 2004, Thaxton spent two years out of the ring with a shoulder injury after a road accident.
In April 2005, he knocked out Frenchman Christophe De Busillet in the fourth, to take the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) world lightweight title. In September 2005, he defended the title against Romanian Vasile Dragomir, scoring a knockout in the fourth round.
In December 2006, he fought Lee Meager, the holder of the British lightweight title. Thaxton scored a unanimous points victory to take the title. In March 2007, he defended the British lightweight title against Scott Lawton, winning by a technical knockout in the seventh. In October 2007, he defended the British lightweight title again, this time against Dave Stewart, winning by a technical knockout in the twelfth round.
European title challenge
In April 2008, he challenged Yuri Romanov, of Belarus, for his European lightweight title. The fight was stopped at the start of the sixth when Thaxton's corner refused to let him come out due to bad cuts. This was Thaxton's first defeat after twelve straight wins. On 4 October 2008, Thaxton captured the vacated European lightweight title in the third round of the contest against Spaniard Juan Carlos Melero Diaz.
- IBF Inter-Continental light-welterweight champion
- WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight champion
- WBF World Lightweight champion
- British Lightweight champion
- European Lightweight champion
|34 Wins (19 knockouts, ?? decisions, ?? disqualification), 11 Losses (6 knockout), 0 Draws|
|Loss||John Murray||TKO,||4 (12),||3 October 2009||Altrincham, Greater Manchester||Challenged for vacant British lightweight title|
|Loss||Tom Glover||PTS,||8 (8),||18 July 2009||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Loss||Anthony Mazaache||PTS,||12 (12),||28 February 2009||Norwich, Norfolk||Lost European lightweight title.|
|Win||Juan Carlos Melero Diaz||KO||3 (3),||4 October 2008||Norwich, Norfolk||Won Vacant European lightweight title.|
|Loss||Yuri Romanov||TKO||6 (3),||4 April 2008||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London||Challenged for European lightweight title|
|Win||Dave Stewart||TKO||12 (12), 1:24||5 October 2007||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London||Retained BBBofC British lightweight title.|
|Win||Scott Lawton||KO||7 (12), 2:40||16 March 2007||Norwich Showground, Norwich, Norfolk||Retained BBBofC British lightweight title|
|Win||Lee Meager||UD||12 (12),||8 December 2006||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, London||BBBofC British lightweight title|
|Win||Jorge Daniel Miranda||PTS||10 (10),||13 May 2006||Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Win||Alan Temple||TKO||5 (8),||17 February 2006||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||Vasile Dragomir||KO||4 (12), 0:20||3 September 2005||Carrow Road, Norwich, Norfolk||WBF lightweight title|
|Win||Christophe De Busillet||KO||4 (12),||9 April 2005||Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk||WBF lightweight title|
|Win||Carl Allen||KO||1 (4), 1:41||13 December 2004||Holiday Inn, Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Win||Silence Saheed||PTS||6 (6),||9 October 2004||Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk|
|Win||Victor Baranov||TKO||1 (0),||21 September 2002||Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk|
|Win||Mark Waelkens||PTS||7 (0),||15 June 2002||Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk|
|Win||John Chill||PTS||2 (0),||13 April 2002||Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk|
|Loss||Eamonn Magee||PTS||6 (12),||9 February 2002||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom||Commonwealth (British Empire)
light welterweight title
|Win||David Kirk||PTS||4 (4),||28 July 2001||Conference Centre, Wembley, London|
|Win||Alan Temple||PTS||4 (4),||26 March 2001||Conference Centre, Wembley, London|
|Loss||Ricky Hatton||PTS||12 (12),||21 October 2000||Conference Centre, Wembley, London||BBBofC British light welterweight title|
|Win||Kimoun Kouassi||TKO||3 (0),||15 July 2000||Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk|
|Loss||Jason Rowland||TKO||5 (12),||15 November 1999||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London||BBBofC British light welterweight title|
|Win||Brian Coleman||PTS||6 (6),||7 August 1999||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex|
|Win||Karl Taylor||PTS||6 (6),||15 May 1999||Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Loss||Emanuel Augustus||KO||7 (12),||26 September 1998||Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk||IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title
WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight title
- Professional record of Jon Thaxton Retrieved on 4 February 2008.