Chris Byrd. Life story

Unfortunately, in the boxing cohort can be extremelyrarely meet genuinely original fighters. But still there are those now, as well as before. And one of these nuggets is the American Chris Byrd. His life is worth considering in more detail.

Birth of the future champion

Chris Byrd was born on August 15, 1970. In his family he was the eighth child. The boy's father was the owner of his own boxing school, in which Chris began his brilliant sports career. I would like to say that the young man loved boxing with all his heart. At the age of 10 he began to actively go to amateur level competitions. By the way, the amateur ring brought the fighter 275 victories.

Chris Byrd

Three times he won the US Championship, wonCanada Cup. In 1992, as a member of his country's Olympic team, he won a silver medal at the Olympics-92, losing in the final bout to assertive Ariel Hernandez.

Transition to professional sports

The first fight in the pro ring Chris Bird held January 28, 1993, beating Harry Smith. The fight was held in the super middleweight category. It is noteworthy that the coach of Chris throughout his career was his father - Joe Byrd. The fighter himself still believes that he owes his success in his career to two promoters: Dave La Sage and Greg Kebke. It was they who organized the majority of his first matches, in which he was never defeated. Among the boxers defeated by him there are such titans of world boxing as: Vitali Klitschko, David Tua, Evander Hollyfield and many others. Thanks to his perseverance and talent, Byrd was the IBF and WBO world champion. He defended his title against Pole Andrzej Golota and Puerto Rican Fres Oquendo. Chris Bird received the most severe losses from Wladimir Klitschko and Hayk Ibeabuchi. The last nugget from Michigan lost by technical knockout in the fifth round. It happened in March 1999. This defeat was the first in Byrd's career.

Chris Bird photo

But the most insulting loss to Chris happened in May2008 The fight was light heavyweight, for which Byrd had to drive away twenty pounds of his own weight. The opponent in the ring was Shaun George. Unfortunately, in the 9th round, after a series of blows, the bout was stopped by the referee, because he felt that Byrd was not able to continue the fight.

Today's Day

His performances in the square of the ring Chris Bird, photowhich covered all the world's leading publications, completed more than six years ago. However, this does not mean that he was on the sidelines of world sports. Time has shown that the American turned out to be a very sensible coach, and in addition to everything, he has his own channel on the Youtube resource, where he works on analytics of modern boxing.

Byrd Chris
In 2014, Chris becomes Shannon's coach.Briggs, an odious fighter who is a former world champion and current pursuer of the Ukrainian tyrant heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko. Note that such cooperation can be very fruitful, because Byrd Chris knows firsthand about all the features of the current champion. The former pro boxing star spends his free time with his family.