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David Defiagbon
Real name David Dejiro Defiagbon
Nickname(s) The Dream
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Reach 82 in (208 cm)
Nationality Nigeria Nigerian
Born (1970-06-12)12 June 1970
Sapele, Nigeria
Died 24 November 2018(2018-11-24) (aged 48)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 23
Wins 21
Wins by KO 12
Losses 2
Draws 0
Medal record
Olympic Games
Representing  Canada
Silver 1996 Atlanta Heavyweight
Commonwealth Games
Representing  Nigeria
Gold 1990 Auckland Welterweight

David Dejiro Defiagbon (12 June 1970 – 24 November 2018) was a Nigerian-Canadian retired boxer. He competed for Canada at the 1996 Summer Olympics.


Defiagbon competed at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. He won gold after defeating Greg Johnson. He fought for Nigeria at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He was defeated in the first round of the light middleweight division by Raúl Márquez 7 to 8.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Defiagbon competed for Canada and was able to win a silver medal after he defeated Nate Jones. He was defeated by Félix Savón.

Defiagbon died of a heart attack in Las Vegas, Nevada on 28 November 2018 at the age of 48.

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