Adrian Dodson former WBO light middleweight World title challenger to Ronald "Winky" Wright (lost retired 6 - bout was stopped after the 6th round due to cuts) SIGNED boxing pose ORIGINAL 8" x 10" black & white photo.
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Adrian Dodson (born September 20, 1970 in Georgetown, Guyana) is a British former Olympian. He competed for Guyana at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul under the name Adrian Carew before representing Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Dodson's first Olympic appearance came as a 17 year old competing in the light welterweight division. He won his first two fights against Bilal el-Masri of Libya and Vukašin Dobrašinović of Yugoslavia before losing to eventual bronze medallist Reiner Gies of West Germany in the third round.
In 1989 he competed in the 147-pound division of Golden Gloves and won the Sugar Ray Robinson award as the outstanding boxer of the tournament.
Having moved to England and taken his mother's last name Dodson made his second Olympic appearance competing for Great Britain at the 1992 Games in Barcelona. Due to the presense of Robin Reid in the team Dodson was forced to drop from his favoured light middleweight to the welterweight division in order to compete.
He won in the first round against Masashi Kawakami but lost in the second round to former World Amateur champion Francisc Vaştag of Romania. Reid went on to win a bronze medal.
After turning professional Dodson won his first 18 fights, including winning the WBO inter-continental title and defeating former World champion Lloyd Honeyghan in 1995.
He lost to Ronald “Winky” Wright in a World title fight in 1997 but won the IBO super-middleweight title in 2001.
In 1999 he was fined £1,000 and banned for 18 months after being found guilty of biting Alain Bonnamie in the last round of their fight for the Commonwealth title. Dodson retired from boxing in 2003 with a record of 25 wins and 6 defeats.
In 2011 Dodson was scheduled to make a comeback in the super-middleweight division as part of the Prizefighter series, where he could have faced fellow 1992 Olympian Robin Reid.
Dodson pulled out before the series as he felt he was not in physical condition to compete and was replaced by Joe Ainscough.