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Michael Abrams

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Nickname(s)  (Mickey, Micky)
Name  Michael Abrams
Stance  Orthodox
Nationality  British
Rated at  Light-flyweight

Born  27 September 1949 (age 66) London, England (1949-09-27)

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Michael (Mickey) Abrams (born 27 September 1949 in Battersea, England) is a former English amateur and Commonwealth Games light-flyweight boxer.

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Early career

Mickey was a promising boxer from a very early age becoming the Southwest and London schoolboy champion in 1964, and was also the national runner up that year at the 6 st 3 lb division. The following year he became the Junior ABA Southwest and London champion in the class A division, also becoming the national runner up that year.

He did well at the senior ABA competition of 1969/70 at the then "Flyweight" division, before winning the national ABA title for the next 3 years running at Light-Flyweight.

He gained Bronze at the 1970 Commonwealth games at Light-Flyweight, captained the 1971 Madrid European games, won a Pre-Olympic silver for the 1972 Munich Olympics as well as captaining for the 1973 European games in Belgrade and also the 1974 Commonwealth games in Christchurch, New Zealand.

He also had great success in a couple of tours of America, winning 3 fights at the Ohio State fair, Indianapolis and the New Jersey State fair in an ABA tour of 1970, and fought in Madison Square Garden in 1973 in a USA vs the ABA tour. On one of these tours he also met and became good friends with Dustin Hoffman.

Amateur career

Abrams was an amateur boxer for Battersea Amateur Boxing Club, and gained the following ABA titles:

  • ABA Light-flyweight Champion (48 kg) - 1971
  • ABA Light-flyweight Champion (48 kg) - 1972
  • ABA Light-flyweight Champion (48 kg) - 1973
  • Personal life

    Mickey lives in Battersea with his partner Valerie and his young daughter Valentine. He has just finished a stint as school governor at his daughter's school (Wix Primary), which happens to be the same school he attended as a youngster.

    Michael abrams junior highlights


    Michael abrams senior highlight tape


    References

    Michael Abrams Wikipedia


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