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BOXXER Fighter Profiles: Cori Gibbs

Winner of BOXXER's lightweight tournament in 2021, Birmingham's Cori Gibbs was able to avenge his only professional defeat against Jimmy First in his last bout.

Introducing the pride of Birmingham Cori Gibbs...

Tale of the Tape

NameCori Gibbs
NationUnited Kingdom
Place of BirthBirmingham
Age29
Weight DivisionLightweight
StanceSouthpaw
Height5ft 8in
Professional Fights19
Professional Wins18
Knockouts3
Professional Losses1

Cori Gibbs has a professional boxing record of 18-1. His most notable fights include:

  • Jimmy First (W - PTS) - 6th May 2023, Resorts World Arena, Birmingham.
  • Jimmy First (L - PTS) - 17th December 2022, Bournemouth International Centre.
  • Tom Farrell (W - SD) - 6th November 2021, Echo Arena, Liverpool (BOXXER Series).
  • Lee Appleyard (W - UD) - 6th November 2021, Echo Arena, Liverpool (BOXXER Series).
  • Sean Dodd (W - SD) - 6th November 2021, Echo Arena, Liverpool (BOXXER Series).
  • Ahmed Mweva (W - PTS) - 13th May 2017, Utilita Arena, Birmingham.

Getting to know... Cori Gibbs

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.

Next fight

Birmingham southpaw Cori Gibbs has no upcoming bouts scheduled after his victory against compatriot Jimmy First last May.
 

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