Number of contests
19 July 1972 (age 43)New Ross, Ireland (
Jamie Moore (boxer), Matthew Macklin, Damaen Kelly
Derek Roche (born 19 July 1972 in the New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland) is an Irish former professional boxer. He fought at mainly within the Light Middleweight division but could compete at Welterweight and Super Middleweight.
Roche turned professional in September 1994, winning his first fight in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, in which Roche knocked out Doncaster southpaw Michael Alexander in the final round of a six round fight on the undercard of a card that included Terrace Gaskin.
Roche lived and fought out of Leeds in England for the majority of his professional career.
Roach was undefeated in 22 fights, until he fought Harry Dhami in 2000 who took the title and the undefeated record off him, and also knocked him down 5 times.