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Clinton Woods : biography

1 May 1972 -

Clinton Woods (born 1 May 1972) is a retired professional boxer. Woods is the former IBF, European, & British light heavyweight champion. He was also Commonwealth champion at light heavyweight and super middleweight.

Professional boxing record

|- | style="text-align:center;" colspan="8"|42 Wins (25 knockouts, 17 decisions), 5 Losses (1 knockouts, 4 decisions), 1 Draw |- style="text-align:center; background:#e3e3e3;" | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Result | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Record | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Opponent | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Type | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Round | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Date | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Location | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Notes |- align=center |Loss | |align=left| Tavoris Cloud |UD |12 |2009-08-28 |align=left| Hollywood, Florida, USA |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Elvir Muriqi |UD |12 |2009-02-14 |align=left| Jersey, UK |align=left| |- |Loss | |align=left| Antonio Tarver |UD |12 |2008-04-12 |align=left| Florida, USA |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Julio Cesar Gonzalez |UD |12 |2007-09-29 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Glen Johnson |SD |12 |2006-09-02 |align=left| Bolton, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Jason DeLisle |TKO |6 |2006-05-13 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Julio Cesar Gonzalez |UD |12 |2005-09-09 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Rico Hoye |TKO |5 |2005-03-04 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Jason DeLisle |TKO |12 |2004-10-24 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Loss | |align=left| Glen Johnson |UD |12 |2004-02-06 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Draw | |align=left| Glen Johnson |Draw |12 |2003-11-07 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Demetrius Jenkins |TKO |7 |2003-06-10 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Arturo Rivera |TKO |2 |2003-03-18 |align=left| Berkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Sergio Martin Beaz |TKO |3 |2003-01-24 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Loss | |align=left| Roy Jones Jr |TKO |6 |2002-09-07 |align=left| Portland, USA |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Clint Johnson |TKO |3 |2002-03-16 |align=left| London, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Yawe Davis |UD |12 |2001-09-13 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Paul Bonson |PTS |6 |2001-07-27 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Ali Forbes |RTD |10 |2001-03-24 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Greg Scott Briggs |TKO |3 |2000-07-15 |align=left| London, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Ole Klemetsen |TKO |9 |2000-04-29 |align=left| London, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Juan Nelongo |UD |12 |2000-02-12 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| Terry Ford |TKO |4 |1999-12-10 |align=left| Warsaw, Poland |align=left| |- |Win | |align=left| John Lennox Lewis |KO |10 |1999-09-11 |align=left| Yorkshire, UK |align=left| |}

Early life

Woods was born in Sheffield, England. Growing up in tough surroundings, he was involved in a life of drugs and crime before taking up boxing as a way out.

Retirement

In August 2009, Woods once more fought on the world stage when he again travelled to Florida, to challenge local man Tavoris Cloud for the now-vacant IBF title. Woods went on to lose a 12-round decision. When asked about retirement after the defeat, Woods said "To be honest, the thought of that upsets me more than losing the world title, retiring from the sport I love". However, Woods announced his retirement from boxing on 8 September 2009.

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