Fenech, Jeff

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Name
Fenech, Jeff Gender: M
Jeffrey Fenech
born on 28 May 1964 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°03' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°31 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°08'



Jeff Fenech
photo: Eva Rinaldi, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

Australian boxer of Maltese descent, nicknamed 'Brick Top,' who was an Olympics competitor in the sport in 1984 in Los Angeles. He began his professional career later that same year. Two years later, he was rated top Bantamweight by the International Boxing Federation. In 1987, with a little more heft on his body, he competed in the junior featherweight class and became a two-time world champion. By 1988, Fenech had grown into a Featherweight, became a three time world champion, becoming one of very few boxers who won titled in three or more divisions. In 1991, now in the junior lightweight division, he tried for his fourth division title but did not succeed. He retired from the ring in 1996 and owns a sports clothing brand in Australia.

Fenech was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2002 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. He was the 2003 Inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Moderns category and the 4th person to be elevated to Legend status in 2013.

He was the victim of violence on 5 January 2004, when he was attacked and stabbed in Sydney and required plastic surgery to repair the damage to his face. In June that year, seven shots were fired into his home. Police suspect that the assaults stemmed from a fight he had had with a gang member in 2003.

In March 2005, Fenech became the trainer for former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, in an effort to relaunch Tyson's career.

Fenech pleaded guilty to his role in the 2005 theft of 3 gold watches worth a total of $327 from a Gold Coast, Queensland boutique store.

In March 2008, Fenech, aged 43, announced a comeback to professional boxing and lost 22 kilos in preparation for the fight. On 24 June 2008, Fenech won the grudge match against Azumah Nelson by a majority decision, one judge scoring the fight a draw and the last two judges scoring it in favour of Fenech.

In June 2008, Fenech won the Shane Warne 888 Poker World Series of Poker Celebrity Bounty Event at Crown Casino. Fenech now appears at poker events around the world including the Aussie Millions and the World Series of Poker.

On the night of 8 October 2019, Fenech underwent 6-hour successful surgery on a blocked heart valve in a hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, while battling pneumonia.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • (has as) teacher relationship with Lewis, Johnny (born 18 March 1944)
  • (has as) student relationship with Tyson, Mike (born 30 June 1966)

Events

  • Work : Prize 1986 (Sport Australia Hall of Fame)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1993 (Autobiography, "Jeff Fenech: I love youse all")
  • Work : Prize 2002 (International Boxing Hall of Fame)
  • Work : Prize 2003 (Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame)
  • Health : Medical procedure January 2004 (Surgery to repair stab wounds)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Victimization 5 January 2004 (Beaten and stabbed)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Medical procedure 8 October 2019 (Open-heart surgery)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the book by Grant Kieza & Peter Muszkat, "Fenech: The Official Biography" (Sydney: Lester-Townsend, 1988), p. 20.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Constitution hardy (Boxer)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Maltese descent)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 5 ft 7 1⁄2 in/ 171 cm)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Facial, heart)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Cosmetic surgery
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gambler (Poker player)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Assault/ Battery victim
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Sports : Boxing
  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Poker player)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Personal Trainer (Boxing)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Jeff Fenech: I love youse all")
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Sport Australia)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (International Boxing)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Australian National Boxing)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Olympic competitor)