| 4 (KO 3)|
26 (KO 13)
| light/light welterweight|
10 November 1963 (age 52)
Bolton, England (1963-11-10)
Lightweight, Light welterweight
Carl Crook Wikipedia
Carl Crook (born 10 November 1963 in Bolton) is an English amateur lightweight and professional light/light welterweight boxer of the 1980s and 1990s, who as an amateur was runner-up in the 1985 Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) lightweight title, against Edmond McAuley (Hogarth ABC), boxing out of Chorley ABC, and as a professional won the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) Central Area lightweight title, BBBofC British lightweight title, and Commonwealth lightweight title, and was a challenger for the EBU (European) lightweight title against Antonio Renzo, and Jean Baptiste Mendy, his professional fighting weight varied from 132 lb (60 kg; 9 st 6 lb), i.e. lightweight to 137 lb (62 kg; 9 st 11 lb), i.e. light welterweight.
It was only after 117 amateur bouts he emerged as a professional and captured two lightweight titles. Carl and his family moved from Bolton to Adlington and he made his debut in boxing in Chorley. Carl had to wait until January 27, 1975 for his first bout as he was not allowed to fight until he is 11 years old. In 1980 he joined army and continued his love and passion for the sport. He missed out on an opportunity to represent Britain in the Olympic Games in 1984 as he lost the ABA Finals. Carl claimed his first title at the Preston Guild Hall against Moroccan-born Najib Daho in 1990. In May 1992, he gained British and Commonwealth defenses against Glaswegian Steve Boyle in Preston. Carl's last pro-fight was quite memorable in Levallois, France a knockout against Jean-Baptiste Mendy in his second European title attempt in April 1993.It was a voluntary title defense and took Jean-Baptiste Mendy to eight or ninth round. Now, he gives shape training at Natbridge Boxing Club, Leyland, offering advice to younger fighters.