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Terry Flanagan

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  • Nickname: Turbo
  • Date of Birth: 11th June 1989 (35 years old)
  • Career duration: 15 years 5 months
  • Nationality: England Flag England
  • Birthplace: Crumpsall, Lancashire, United Kingdom Flag Crumpsall, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Residence: Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom Flag Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Division: Super Lightweight
  • Height: 177cm
  • Reach: N/A
  • Stance: Southpaw
  • BoxRec: Terry Flanagan
  • Debut: 24th January 2009

Biography

Terry Flanagan is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2009 to 2019. He held the WBO lightweight title from 2015 to 2017, becoming the first Englishman to win a world title in that weight class. Flanagan also won the Prizefighter lightweight tournament in 2012, held the British lightweight title in 2014, and challenged once for the WBO light-welterweight title in 2018.

Flanagan began his professional career in the super-featherweight division, winning his first 12 fights between 2009 and 2012. In 2012, he defeated Dougie Curran to capture the vacant English super-featherweight title. Later that year, Flanagan moved to the lightweight division and participated in the Prizefighter Series: The Lightweights II tournament. He won the game, defeating Patrick Walsh, Derry Mathews, and Gary Sykes.

In 2014, Flanagan defeated Martin Gethin to claim the vacant BBBofC British lightweight title. He then went on to win the WBO European lightweight title against Stephen Ormond in 2015, setting the stage for a world title shot.

Flanagan's most significant achievement came in July 2015 when he defeated American Jose Zepeda for the vacant WBO lightweight title. He defended his title five times against challengers such as Diego Magdaleno, Derry Mathews, Mzonke Fana, Orlando Cruz, and Petr Petrov.

In 2017, Flanagan vacated his WBO lightweight title to move up to the light-welterweight division. He challenged Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO light-welterweight title in 2018 but suffered his first professional loss via split decision.

Flanagan entered the 2018-19 World Boxing Super Series light-welterweight tournament, facing Regis Prograis in the quarter-finals. He lost the fight by unanimous decision, marking his second consecutive loss.

Following the losses to Hooker and Prograis, Flanagan made a comeback in 2019, winning three fights against Jonas Segu, Michael Ansah, and Jayro Duran before retiring from professional boxing.

Throughout his career, Terry Flanagan displayed skill, determination, and a strong work ethic, which helped him become a world champion and one of the most successful British boxers in the lightweight division.