(born June 17, 1975) is a former Canadian boxing champion. He is referred to as "Kid Thunder" by his fans.
Sutcliffe was born in Victoria, British Columbia
and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan
, before moving to Nanaimo
, British Columbia at the age of 12.
After winning 22 "Toughman Contests
", he made his professional boxing debut in 1992 at the age of 17. His first fight resulted in a sixth round decision victory over Joe Wade
. Shortly afterward he moved to Los Angeles
and eventually Las Vegas
, to train with the legendary Eddie Futch
. He won other fights by unexpected margins, including a 3-round defeat of Ray Phillips
In 1997, he moved to and fought out of Montreal
, after signing a contract with International Boxing Management Interbox
. On April 3, 1998, he defeated Ben Perlini
via sixth round knockout
to win the Canadian Heavyweight championship.
In his third defense of the title on February 5, 1999, he lost via 12th round TKO to former World titleholder Trevor Berbick
in Montreal. His contract was then dropped by Interbox as a result.
He challenged Berbick again for the title on May 26, 2000 in Vancouver. However, he dropped a close 12 round unanimous decision in that contest.
Sutcliffe took over 2 years off from boxing to start a family after losing to fellow Canadian Patrice L'Heureux
on November 30, 2001. After the birth... Read More