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Old 06-27-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Charlie Magri, tell me about him.....

British champ in his 3rd fight, Euro champ in his 12th, WBC champ...

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He was born in Tunisia.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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He was born in Tunisia.


I was more interested in his boxing career but thanks anyway.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:35 PM   #4
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dont know a lot about his career but i lived in bethnal green for 7 yrs up until 2001 and he had a sport shop there on bethnal green rd 'charlie magri sports' which he worked in sometimes, i think its still there, i think his lonsdale belt was on show there in a frame
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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Champagne Charlie is an OK read if you really want to know about him.

A few things:

Magri was not a Charlie nor a ****ney.

Jim Batten, (a former British 154lbs champ), got him into the sport.

Under trainer Jimmy Graham, he quickly moved up the amateur ranks and fought in the 76 Olympics, losing surprisingly to one Ian Clyde.

Debuted in a 10 rounder and won the British title in his third fight, was so good that he was given his Lonsdale as no suitable challengers could be found for him to fight.

So that meant Magri fighting at European and World level very early on, and despite a surprise defeat in his rise, Magri did eventually win his world title.

But perhaps as the Olympic fight first showed, Magri found a way to lose it, when he seemed on the verge of being something special, and thus Magri duly lost in the first defence of his crown.

A fight with a prime Sot Chitalada did not go well, and Magri lost in a classic changing of the guard fight with the then undefeated top prospect Duke McKenzie and called it a day as a fighter.

I think Magri opened a pub in East London and was a licenced BBB of C Manager for a while.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:45 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot TBooze
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i bought a pair of black and yellow everlast boxing shorts and my dad said Magri wore them and right enough he always wore balck and yellow shorts
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:51 PM   #8
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He used to have a boxing requisites shop on Bethnal Green Road back when I lived out that way.

He's before my time though.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:40 AM   #9
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Default Re: Charlie Magri, tell me about him.....

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Champagne Charlie is an OK read if you really want to know about him.

A few things:

Magri was not a Charlie nor a ****ney.

Jim Batten, (a former British 154lbs champ), got him into the sport.

Under trainer Jimmy Graham, he quickly moved up the amateur ranks and fought in the 76 Olympics, losing surprisingly to one Ian Clyde.

Debuted in a 10 rounder and won the British title in his third fight, was so good that he was given his Lonsdale as no suitable challengers could be found for him to fight.

So that meant Magri fighting at European and World level very early on, and despite a surprise defeat in his rise, Magri did eventually win his world title.

But perhaps as the Olympic fight first showed, Magri found a way to lose it, when he seemed on the verge of being something special, and thus Magri duly lost in the first defence of his crown.

A fight with a prime Sot Chitalada did not go well, and Magri lost in a classic changing of the guard fight with the then undefeated top prospect Duke McKenzie and called it a day as a fighter.

I think Magri opened a pub in East London and was a licenced BBB of C Manager for a while.
I remember watching the Sot Chitalada fight on Sportsnight as a kid...... I think the pub that Magri still has is called The Dundee Arms just round the corner from York Hall.....
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:31 AM   #10
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I saw his book in Borders yesterday. Almost bought it but alas I did not.
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