Barry McGuigan

Sport: Boxing
Born: 
February 28, 1960
Residence: 
Ireland

In 1985, McGuigan earned his chance to fight for the WBA world featherweight title and he beat Panama’s world champion Eusebio Pedroza in London. Already a national figure, McGuigan received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Belfast. Later that year he became the first non-Briton to be named Sports Personality of the Year by the BBC TV network.

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