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Dennis Haugh

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Rated at  Light heavyweight
Losses  18
Division  Light heavyweight
Wins by ko  12
Nationality  Irish/British
Draws  4
Total fights  46

Dennis Haugh was an Irish light heavyweight boxer who was British champion between 1913 and 1914, the first holder of the title at this weight.

Biography

From Tipperary, Haugh gained his early boxing experience while serving in the armed forces. His first recorded professional fights were on 30 March 1909, winning two fights on the same day.

In June 1913 he fought Sid Ellis for the British light heavyweight title, winning by a first round knockout to become the first holder of the title. He successfully defended the title against Dan Voyles in November 2013 by an 8th round TKO, and the former amateur heavyweight champion Dick Smith (in his first professional fight) in January 1914 in a controversial points decision. He lost the title to Smith in a rematch in March 1914 in a 20-round points decision. In June 1914 he fought the Australian Terry Keller, losing on points.

Haugh boxed professionally until 1916 but won only one fight after losing his British title, beating Bandsman Dick Rice in March that year. He continued to box in military contests, and fought in the finals of the Humber Garrison contests in October 1918.

References

Dennis Haugh Wikipedia


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