Regilio Tuur

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Regilio Tuur
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Real name Regilio Benito Tuur
Nickname(s) Turbo
Weight(s) Lightweight
Height 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Nationality Dutch
Born (1967-08-12) 12 August 1967 (age 50)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 46
Wins by KO 30
Losses 4
Draws 1

Regilio Benito Tuur (born 12 August 1967) is a former boxer from The Netherlands, who was WBO Junior Lightweight champion.

Prior to turning professional and winning the world title, Tuur knocked out reigning world champion Kelcie Banks in the first round at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1]

Amateur career

After winning a bronze medal at the 1987 European Amateur Boxing Championships, Tuur was selected to participate at the Olympics.

His 1988 Olympic Results as a featherweight are:

  • Defeated Kelcie Banks, USA KO 1
  • Defeated John Wanjau, Kenya 4-1
  • Defeated David Anderson, Great Britain RSC 2
  • Lost to Daniel Dumitrescu, Romania 0-5

Professional career

In 1989, Tuur turned professional with his first fight held in New York. In 1994, he won the world title of the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) by beating Eugene Speed from the United States in his hometown Rotterdam. He lived in Hempstead, Long Island for several years with his wife and newborn daughter.


  • Professional boxing record for Regilio Tuur from BoxRec
  • sports-reference
  1. ^ "Featherweight Boxing - Kelcie Banks vs Regilio Tuur". Retrieved September 7, 2017. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Oscar De La Hoya
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
1994-09-24 – 1997
Succeeded by
Barry Jones
Preceded by
Pieter Slot
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Koos Maasdijk
Preceded by
Jeroen van Dijk
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
John den Braber
Preceded by
John den Braber
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Koos Maasdijk
Preceded by
Falko Zandstra
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Danny Nelissen
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