BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Boxer Barry McGuigan wins in 1985

1985: McGuigan wins world title

In 1985, featherweight boxer Barry McGuigan was named Sports Personality of the Year.

He was finally given his world title shot against long-reigning WBA featherweight champion Eusebio Pedrosa at Loftus Road. McGuigan was awarded the victory by a unanimous points decision.

McGuigan, who is a UK citizen although he was born in the Republic of Ireland, became the first winner of the Sports Personality award not born in the United Kingdom.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.

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