John Conteh - 1976

Boxer

John Anthony Conteh, MBE (born 27 May 1951) is a former British professional boxer. Born in Liverpool, Conteh began boxing at age 10. By age 19 he won the middleweight gold medal at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. His professional career totaled 39 fights with 34 wins including the WBC light-heavyweight title in October 1974 won by defeating Jorge Ahumada. He held the title until 1977. Conteh also appeared in many films and tv series and even on the album cover of Wings 1973 album ‘Band On The Run’. Conteh was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to boxing.

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