Jon Thaxton

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Jon Thaxton
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Real name Jonathan Thaxton
Nickname(s) Jono
Weight(s) Lightweight
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1974-09-10) 10 September 1974 (age 43)
Norwich, England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 45
Wins 34
Wins by KO 19
Losses 11

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.

WBF title[edit]

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.

British title[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Titles[edit]

    • IBF Inter-Continental light-welterweight champion
    • WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight champion
    • WBF World Lightweight champion
    • British Lightweight champion
    • European Lightweight champion

Boxing Record[edit]

34 Wins (19 knockouts, ?? decisions, ?? disqualification), 11 Losses (6 knockout), 0 Draws[1]
Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss United Kingdom John Murray TKO, 4 (12), 3 October 2009 United Kingdom Altrincham, Greater Manchester Challenged for vacant British lightweight title
Loss United Kingdom Tom Glover PTS, 8 (8), 18 July 2009 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Loss France Anthony Mazaache PTS, 12 (12), 28 February 2009 United Kingdom Norwich, Norfolk Lost European lightweight title.
Win Spain Juan Carlos Melero Diaz KO 3 (3), 4 October 2008 United Kingdom Norwich, Norfolk Won Vacant European lightweight title.
Loss Belarus Yuri Romanov TKO 6 (3), 4 April 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Challenged for European lightweight title
Win United Kingdom Dave Stewart TKO 12 (12), 1:24 5 October 2007 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Retained BBBofC British lightweight title.
Win United Kingdom Scott Lawton KO 7 (12), 2:40 16 March 2007 United Kingdom Norwich Showground, Norwich, Norfolk Retained BBBofC British lightweight title
Win United Kingdom Lee Meager UD 12 (12), 8 December 2006 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, London BBBofC British lightweight title
Win Argentina Jorge Daniel Miranda PTS 10 (10), 13 May 2006 United Kingdom Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Win United Kingdom Alan Temple TKO 5 (8), 17 February 2006 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win Romania Vasile Dragomir KO 4 (12), 0:20 3 September 2005 United Kingdom Carrow Road, Norwich, Norfolk WBF lightweight title
Win France Christophe De Busillet KO 4 (12), 9 April 2005 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk WBF lightweight title
Win United Kingdom Carl Allen KO 1 (4), 1:41 13 December 2004 United Kingdom Holiday Inn, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Win Nigeria Silence Saheed PTS 6 (6), 9 October 2004 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk
Win Russia Victor Baranov TKO 1 (0), 21 September 2002 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk
Win Belgium Mark Waelkens PTS 7 (0), 15 June 2002 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk
Win United Kingdom John Chill PTS 2 (0), 13 April 2002 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk
Loss Republic of Ireland Eamonn Magee PTS 6 (12), 9 February 2002 United Kingdom M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom Commonwealth (British Empire)
light welterweight title
Win United Kingdom David Kirk PTS 4 (4), 28 July 2001 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London
Win United Kingdom Alan Temple PTS 4 (4), 26 March 2001 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London
Loss United Kingdom Ricky Hatton PTS 12 (12), 21 October 2000 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London BBBofC British light welterweight title
Win Ivory Coast Kimoun Kouassi TKO 3 (0), 15 July 2000 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk
Loss United Kingdom Jason Rowland TKO 5 (12), 15 November 1999 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London BBBofC British light welterweight title
Win United Kingdom Brian Coleman PTS 6 (6), 7 August 1999 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex
Win United Kingdom Karl Taylor PTS 6 (6), 15 May 1999 United Kingdom Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Loss United States Emanuel Augustus KO 7 (12), 26 September 1998 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, Norfolk IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title
WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Professional record of Jon Thaxton Retrieved on 4 February 2008.

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