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Steve Collins : biography

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Stephen Collins (born 21 July 1964, Cabra, Dublin, Ireland), more commonly known as Steve Collins, is an Irish professional boxer. Known as the "The Celtic Warrior", Collins is the former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion.

Collins began his professional career in America, and lost two world title fights on points. It was not until Collins reached his 30's that he fulfilled his potential. Having competed against the best boxers on both sides of the Atlantic, Collins tends to be linked more to the era in the UK when there was a great rivalry between British boxers Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. He fought and beat both, twice.

Professional boxing record

|- | style="text-align:center;" colspan="8"|36 Wins (21 KOs), 3 Losses |- style="text-align:center; background:#e3e3e3;" | style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Res. | 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; "|RoundTime | 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 |Win||36–3||align=left| Craig Cummings | | | |align=left| | |- align=center |Win||35–3||align=left| Frederic Seillier | | | |align=left| | |- align=center |Win||34–3||align=left| Nigel Benn | | | |align=left|{{small| NYNEX Arena,Manchester, Greater Manchester}} | |- align=center |Win||33–3||align=left| Nigel Benn | | | |align=left|{{small| NYNEX Arena,Manchester, Greater Manchester}} | |- align=center |Win||32–3||align=left| Neville Brown | | | |align=left| | |- align=center |Win||31–3||align=left| Cornelius Carr | | | |align=left|{{small| Point Theatre,Dublin, Leinster}} | |- align=center |Win||30–3||align=left| Chris Eubank | | | |align=left|{{small| Páirc Uí Chaoimh,Cork, Munster}} | |- align=center |Win||29–3||align=left| Chris Eubank | | | |align=left| | |- align=center |Win||28–3||align=left| Chris Pyatt | | | |align=left|{{small| Ponds Forge,Sheffield, South Yorkshire}} | |- align=center |Win||27–3||align=left| Paul Wesley | | | |align=left|{{small| International Centre,Brentwood, Essex}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||26–3||align=left| Johnny Melfah | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win||25–3||align=left| Wayne Ellis | | | |align=left|{{small| Cardiff, South Wales}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||24–3||align=left| Gerhard Botes | | | |align=left|{{small| Earls Court Exhibition Centre,London, Greater London}} | |- align=center |Win||23–3||align=left| Ian Strudwick | | | |align=left|{{small| Earls Court Exhibition Centre,London, Greater London}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||22–3||align=left| Johnny Melfah | | | |align=left|{{small| Cardiff, South Wales}} |align=left| |- align=center |Loss||21–3||align=left| Sumbu Kalambay | | | |align=left|{{small| Verbania, Piedmont}} | |- align=center |Loss||21–2||align=left| Reggie Johnson | | | |align=left|{{small| Meadowlands Arena,East Rutherford, New Jersey}} | |- align=center |Win||21–1||align=left| Dan Morgan | | | |align=left|{{small| Dublin, Leinster}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||20–1||align=left| Jean-Noel Camara | | | |align=left|{{small| Brest, Brittany}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||19–1||align=left| Kenny Snow | | | |align=left|{{small| Maysfield Leisure Centre,Belfast}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||18–1||align=left| Eddie Hall | | | |align=left|{{small| Boston Garden,Boston, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||17–1||align=left| Fermin Chirino | | | |align=left|{{small| Sheraton Hotel,Boston, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Loss||16–1||align=left| Mike McCallum | | | |align=left|{{small| Hynes Convention Center,Boston, Massachusetts}} | |- align=center |Win||16–0||align=left| Roberto Rosiles | | | |align=left|{{small| Showboat Hotel and Casino,Las Vegas, Nevada}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||15–0||align=left| Tony Thornton | | | |align=left|{{small| Harrah's Marina Resort,Atlantic City, New Jersey}} | |- align=center |Win||14–0||align=left| Kevin Watts | | | |align=left|{{small| Resorts International,Atlantic City, New Jersey}} | |- align=center |Win||13–0||align=left| Paul McPeek | | | |align=left|{{small| Trump's Castle,Atlantic City, New Jersey}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||12–0||align=left| Jesse Lanton | | | |align=left|{{small| Salem Boys Club,Salem, New Hampshire}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||11–0||align=left| Muhammad Shabazz | | | |align=left|{{small| Salem Boys Club,Salem, New Hampshire}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||10–0||align=left| Michael Dale | | | |align=left|{{small| Romuva Park,Brockton, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||9–0||align=left| Lester Yarbrough | | | |align=left|{{small| Boston Park Plaza Hotel,Boston, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||8–0||align=left| Sam Storey | | | |align=left|{{small| Boston Garden,Boston, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||7–0||align=left| Bennie Sims | | | |align=left|{{small| Harrah's Marina Resort,Atlantic City, New Jersey}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||6–0||align=left| Mike Williams | | | |align=left|{{small| Resorts International,Atlantic City, New Jersey}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||5–0||align=left| Harold Souther | | | |align=left|{{small| Lowell Memorial Auditorium,Lowell, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||4–0||align=left| Richard Holmes | | | |align=left|{{small| Attleboro, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||3–0||align=left| Richard Holloway | | | |align=left|{{small| Strand Theatre,Boston, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||2–0||align=left| Mike Bonislawski | | | |align=left|{{small| Strand Theatre,Boston, Massachusetts}} |align=left| |- align=center |Win||1–0||align=left| Julio Mercado | | | |align=left|{{small| Lowell Memorial Auditorium,Lowell, Massachusetts}} |

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