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Paul Appleby

Paul Appleby

British boxer

Paul Appleby (born 22 July 1987) is a Scottish former professional boxer who competed from 2006 to 2014. He held the British featherweight title from 2008 to 2009 and once challenged for the Commonwealth super featherweight title in 2011. He is the youngest ever British featherweight champion.

Appleby turned professional in January 2006 at the St. Andrew's Sporting Club, Glasgow, Scotland. In his debut Appleby defeated Blackburn's Graeme Higginson with a third round stoppage.

Appleby defeated John Simpson on 6 June 2008 at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow to claim the British featherweight title. He successfully defended the title against Esham Pickering on 28 November 2008, winning by unanimous decision.

On 25 April 2009 Appleby lost his British title against Martin Lindsay at the Ulster Hall, Belfast. The fight was stopped in round 6 after some heavy blows from Lindsay, although Appleby did not suffer a knockdown in the fight.

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July 22, 1987
Paul Appleby was born in Queensferry.

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