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BOXXER Fighter Profiles: Chris Kongo

British welterweight Chris Kongo will be eager to bounce back after losing a decision to compatriot Ekow Essuman in a title fight at the start of 2023.

Introducing Chris '2Slick' Kongo...

Tale of the Tape

NameChris Kongo
Nickname'2Slick'
NationUnited Kingdom
Place of BirthLondon
Age31
Weight DivisionWelterweight
StanceOrthodox
Height6ft 0in
Professional Fights16
Professional Wins14
Knockouts7
Professional Losses2

Professional Boxing Record

Chris Kongo has a professional boxing record of 14-2. His most notable fights include:

  • Ekow Essuman (L - MD) - 21st January 2023, Manchester Arena. (For BBBofC British Welterweight Title, Commonwealth Boxing Council Title, IBF European Welterweight Title, WBC International Silver Welterweight Title.
  • Sebastian Formella (W - UD) - 11th June 2022, Wembley Arena. (Won vacant WBC International Silver Welterweight Title).
  • Kelvin Dotel (W - PTS) - 26th March 2022, Wembley Arena. 
  • Michael McKinson (L - UD) - 27th March 2021, Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar. (Lost WBO Global Welterweight Title).
  • Luther Clay (W - TKO, R9) - 22nd August 2020, Matchroom HQ Garden, Brentwood. (Won WBO Global Welterweight TItle).

We chatted to Chris Kongo to take a deep dive into his love of boxing...

Who are your favourite fighters of all time that have inspired you?

Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali and Roberto Duran - all very highly skilled fighters and legends of the sport.

What has been the favourite fight of your career so far?

Luther Clay - first tough fight after 16 months out of the ring and I came out on top.

What would you say are your best attributes in boxing?

Being long and rangy for the weight gives me an advantage against my opponents, and my brain decision-making in the ring, which is only getting better.

Do you have any interesting pre-fight rituals/ superstitions?

No rituals I just go into fight and win by any means necessary.

What is your ultimate goal in boxing?

To become world champion, nothing less!

Chris Kongo in action against Spaniard Kelvin Dotel at Wembley Arena on 26th March 2022.

We also spoke to the 30-year-old pugilist about his passions outside of boxing...

Who are your favourite music artists?

Meek Mill, Gunna, J Hus, Dave, Drake, Lil Baby the list goes on...

What is your favourite food?

I don't have a specific favourite food but my list would be - Congolose, English, Jamaican, Italian and Lebanese.

Favourite holiday destination?

Marbella

Favourite TV series?

Breaking Bad or The Wire, nothing can beat them.

Favourite sportsperson outside of boxing?

Kobe Bryant RIP

Next fight

Chris Kongo is set to make his return to the ring in a grudge match against Florian Marku, with the fight targeted to take place in March 2024.

There is bad blood between Kongo and Albanian Marku, with the pair having publicly clashed back in August last year at a press conference promoting Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez's clash 
 

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