Winner of BOXXER's lightweight tournament in 2021, Birmingham's Cori Gibbs will be aiming for a big 2023 after suffering his first professional defeat in his last fight.
Introducing the pride of Birmingham Cori Gibbs...
|Place of Birth||Birmingham|
Cori Gibbs has a professional boxing record of 17-1. His most notable fights include:
We spoke to the slick southpaw about his boxing inspirations and ambitions in the sport...
Who are your favourite fighters of all time that have inspired you?
Floyd Mayweather, Pernell Whittaker and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
What has been your favourite fight in your career so far?
All three of my wins in the BOXXER Series as they got me where I am today with Sky Sports and BOXXER.
What would you say are your best attributes in boxing?
I'd say my movement and my switch-hitting.
Do you have any interesting pre-fight rituals/ superstitions?
I don't really have any rituals/ superstitions.
What is your ultimate goal in boxing?
Become world champion!
Cori Gibbs with BOXXER CEO and founder Ben Shalom after winning the BOXXER Series Lightweight Tournament at Liverpool's Echo Arena in November 2021.
We also spoke to Cori Gibbs about his interests outside of the ring...
Who are your favourite music artists?
I don't have a specific favourite artist, I listen to literally all genres of music.
Favourite holiday destinations?
Cyprus and Dubai have been my favourite so far.
Favourite sportsperson outside of boxing?
I play other sports outside of boxing, but I don't have a particular favourite athlete within any other sports.
Birmingham southpaw Cori Gibbs has no upcoming bouts scheduled as he aims to bounce back from a career first defeat to compatriot Jimmy First in his last fight.