Nicky Booth, who once held the Commonwealth and BBBofC Bantamweight Titles, has reportedly died.
Sky Sports analyst and former European Champion, Spencer Oliver, brought word of Booth’s passing in a Twitter post. Here is what Oliver had to say.
Just heard the sad news that former British and Commonwealth Champion Nicky Booth has passed away, Nicky was a great little Boxer, RIP Champ 🙏🏼❤️ pic.twitter.com/MorofO3beD
— Spencer Oliver (@SpencerOliver) January 13, 2021
“Just heard the sad news that former British and Commonwealth Champion Nicky Booth has passed away, Nicky was a great little Boxer, RIP Champ.”
Booth had a pro boxing record of 17-5-1. In his 17 victories, Booth scored seven knockouts. He began his pro journey on February 2, 1998. Booth earned the TKO victory over Shane Mallon.
In October 2000, Booth found himself fighting for the Commonwealth and BBBofC Bantamweight Titles. He defeated Tommy Waite on points to capture the gold.
Booth’s final outing took place on September 20, 2003. He took on Nathan Sting for the World Boxing Union Bantamweight Title. Booth lost the bout via unanimous decision and walked away from pro competition.
Nicky leaves behind his brother, Jason, who is also a former pro boxer. Jason is also a former Commonwealth and BBBofC Champion. In addition, Jason also captured the IBO Super-Flyweight Championship. Jason hasn’t competed since February 27, 2016 when he took on Sean Davis.
We at FIGHT SPORTS send our condolences to the family and friends of Nicky Booth.