David Defiagbon

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David Defiagbon
Real nameDavid Dejiro Defiagbon
Nickname(s)The Dream
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Reach82 in (208 cm)
NationalityNigeria Nigerian
Born(1970-06-12)12 June 1970
Sapele, Nigeria
Died24 November 2018(2018-11-24) (aged 48)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins by KO12

David Dejiro Defiagbon (12 June 1970 – 24 November 2018) was a Nigerian-Canadian retired boxer. He competed for Canada at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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Defiagbon competed at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. He won gold after defeating Greg Johnson.[1] He fought for Nigeria at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He was defeated in the first round of the light middleweight division by Raúl Márquez 7 to 8.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Defiagbon competed for Canada and was able to win a silver medal after he defeated Nate Jones. He was defeated by Félix Savón.[2]

Defiagbon died of a heart attack in Las Vegas, Nevada on 28 November 2018 at the age of 48.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "David Defiagbon". SportsReference.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2015-5-10. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Canadian boxers fight for Pan Am Games spots". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2015-3-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. Former Olympic boxer David Defiagbon dead at 48

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