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Willie Limond is a Scottish professional boxer known for his accomplishments in various weight classes. He had an early career win over journeyman Lenny Hodgkins in 1999 and continued his success with notable victories over super featherweights, including Choi Tseveenpurev, a future WBU featherweight champion and IBO world title challenger.
In 2003, Limond faced “Amazing” Alex Arthur in a highly anticipated all-Scottish bout for the British Superfeatherweight title. Despite both fighters being undefeated at the time, Limond was defeated by TKO in the 8th round, ending his hopes of becoming the British champ. There were talks of a rematch, but it never materialized.
Following his loss to Arthur, Limond secured more wins and earned a shot at the EBU European Union Superfeatherweight title. He faced French champion Youssouf Djibaba and won the vacant belt via unanimous decision in June 2004. He later defended his title successfully against Spain’s Alberto Lopez.
Moving up in weight class, Limond won the Celtic Superfeatherweight title and then claimed the vacant Commonwealth Lightweight title in November 2006 by defeating Joshua Allotey via unanimous decision. However, his reign as Commonwealth champion was short-lived, as he lost the title in his first defense to Amir Khan in July 2007. Despite knocking Khan down in the fight, Limond couldn’t secure the victory.
Limond bounced back by winning the IBO Inter-Continental title against Martin Watson and secured another points victory over Matt Scriven. He then had a shot at the WBU Lightweight title and defeated Ryan Barrett via unanimous decision in June 2008.
Throughout his career, Willie Limond showcased his skills and determination, earning respect and recognition in the boxing world. His accomplishments in multiple weight classes and against notable opponents solidified his legacy as a talented and versatile Scottish boxer.