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Name  Egerton Marcus
Movies  Against the Ropes
Division  Heavyweight
Martial art  Boxing
Role  Boxer

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Siblings  Christopher Marcus, Neville Marcus, Felicia Marcus, Sharon Marcus
Olympic medals  Boxing at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Middleweight
Similar People  Henry Maske, Troy Amos‑Ross, Hussain Shah, Charles S Dutton

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Egerton Marcus (born February 2, 1965 in Goed Fortuin, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, British Guiana) is a retired Canadian boxer who won the silver medal in the Middleweight division (71–75 kg) at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.


Early life

Egerton is the third child of five. He has two older brothers (Neville and Christopher D. Amos) and two younger sisters (Sharon and Felicia). Born in Guyana, he came to Canada in 1973 and was raised in Toronto, Ontario. He is the nephew of Charles Amos who fought for Guyana in the 1968 Summer Olympics and first cousin of Troy Amos-Ross who competed in the light heavyweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Amateur career

Won the Middleweight Silver Medal representing Canada at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. His results were:

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Emmanuel Legaspi (Philippines) KO 1
  • Defeated Darko Dukić (Yugoslavia) KO 2
  • Defeated Sven Ottke (West Germany) 5-0
  • Defeated Hussain Shah Syed (Pakistan) 4-1
  • Lost to Henry Maske (East Germany) 0-5
  • Professional career

    Marcus turned pro in 1989 and began his career with fourteen consecutive wins, including a bloody TKO win over former Olympian Andrew Maynard. In 1995 he challenged Henry Maske for the IBF Light Heavyweight Title and lost by unanimous decision. Marcus's career then veered off track, culminating with a TKO loss to Donovan Ruddock at heavyweight. Marcus initially retired in 2001 with a record of 17-4-1.In 2007, Marcus came out of retirement to beat Carl Gathright.

    Life after boxing

    In 2000 Egerton became a member of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists).

    Egerton ran a boxing gym in Toronto's Liberty Village (The Egerton Marcus Boxing Academy) until the summer of 2006 and he still trains amateur boxers.


    Egerton Marcus Wikipedia