Meet Jeff Fenech Wife and Longtime Partner Suzee Fenech

Meet Jeff Fenech Wife and Longtime Partner Suzee Fenech

Meet Jeff Fenech Wife and Longtime Partner Suzee Fenech

The former Australian boxer Jeff Fenech wed Suzee Fenech in 1996. More than 26 years have passed since they started dating.

Australian boxer Jeff, 58, competed professionally between 1984 and 2008. He won world titles in all three weight divisions, holding the IBF bantamweight title from 1985 to 1987, the WBC super-bantamweight title from 1987 to 1988, and the WBC featherweight title from 1988 to 1990.

The boxing world is well-known for his three fights with Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson. Johnny Lewis, a well-known trainer from Sydney, served as Jeff’s trainer.

Jeff Fenech became the fourth person to be granted Legend status in 2013 after being elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame’s Moderns category in 2003.

Following his sporting retirement, Mike Tyson and Fenech worked together to get ready for Tyson’s exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020.

 

Jeff Fenech

When Was Suzee Fenech Born?

Apparently between 50 and 52 years old, Suzee Fenech. On August 10, 1996, she wed former Australian boxer Jeff Fenech, and the two have been together since since.

Jeff, on the other hand, was born on May 28, 1964, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is thus 58 years old right now.

Jeff Fenech: Who Is He?

Australian former professional boxer Jeff Fenech (born on May 28, 1964) competed from 1984 to 2008. He held the IBF bantamweight title from 1985 to 1987, the WBC super-bantamweight title from 1987 to 1988, and the WBC featherweight title from 1988 to 1990, winning world championships in all three weight classes. His three fights with Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson are well-known. Johnny Lewis, a well-known Sydney-based trainer, was Fenech’s trainer.

After being elected into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Moderns category in 2003 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002, Jeff Fenech became the fourth individual to be given Legend status in 2013.

Jeff Fenech’s Career in Boxing

Fenech is of Maltese descent and was born in St. Peters, Sydney. Fenech was introduced to boxing when he visited the Newtown Police Boys Club in Sydney, where he met Johnny Lewis, after playing junior rugby league and encountering law enforcement as a child. Fenech then went on to have a successful amateur career, which led to him being chosen as the boxing team captain and him representing his nation at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. At the Olympics, Redep Redepovski of Yugoslavia defeated Fenech in a contentious quarterfinal match.

After the Olympic Boxing Committee’s intervention and a full recount, the judgment was changed and Redepovski was handed the victory rather than Fenech. Most boxing journalists remarked how political amateur boxing was, especially at the Olympic Games. Many other fighters and members of the press believed that Fenech had been denied the opportunity to win an Olympic medal.

That choice prompted Fenech to turn professional later in 1984, and in his debut match, he knocked out Bobby Williams in round two. Fenech rapidly earned a reputation as a quick starter after winning his first eleven fights by knockout. In his fourth fight, Fenech defeated Iliesa Manila in Fiji by knockout after just two rounds.

He began 1985 by knocking out underdogs Wayne Mulholland and Rolando Navarro in the fifth round of each fight. The International Boxing Federation ranked him as the top bantamweight in the world following those two victories. However, some members of the press questioned if he could go the full 15 rounds after his early KO victories.

It only took Bantamweight Champion Fenech six professional matches to rise to the top contender. He challenged Satoshi Shingaki for the IBF Bantamweight title in only his seventh fight, unseating Davey Moore as the second fastest boxer to fight for a world title after starting his career. He was then followed by Shingaki himself, Leon Spinks, Saensak Muangsurin, Pete Rademacher, Joves De La Puz, Joko Arter, and Rafael Lovera.

When Fenech defeated Shingaki in nine rounds in front of a roaring crowd at the Horden Pavilion in Sydney, he became the third fastest boxer to win the world championship, following Muangsuring and Spinks. He challenged Shingaki to a rematch in the State Sports Centre in Sydney after two non-title knockout victories. In three rounds, he knocked Shingaki out to retain his championship. Fenech had to go the distance for the first time after a non-title knockout victory, but he eventually won the fight by unanimous decision after 15 rounds against American Jerome Coffee at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

1987 was a significant year for Fenech as the super bantamweight champion. He gained weight, and in his debut match as a super bantamweight, he won by decision against Tony Miller. After that, Samart Payakaroon, the WBC super bantamweight champion, traveled to Australia to defend his title against Fenech. By eliminating Payakarum in four rounds, Fenech won the two-weight world championship. He faced future world bantamweight champion Greg Richardson in his next defense and defeated him in five rounds. After that, Carlos Zarate, a former WBC bantamweight champion, took on Fenech. At the Perth Entertainment Centre, Fenech successfully defended his championship with a four-round technical decision victory. To cap off the year, he stopped Osmar Avila in one round of a non-title fight.

Jeff Fenech Champion at Featherweight

By 1988, Fenech had developed into a featherweight, and the WBC once more matched him in Sydney for their vacant featherweight title with Victor Luvi Callejas of Puerto Rico, a former world super bantamweight champion. By knocking out Callejas in the eleventh round, Fenech became a member of the elite club of boxers who have won the world title in three or more weight classes. Before the year was up, he successfully defended the championship twice, defeating Tyrone Downes and Georgie “Go Go” Navarro in the fifth round of each fight.

Jeff Fenech’s Lightweight Championship Fight

He lost to South African lightweight champion Phillip Holiday in 1996, in what was believed to be his final contest (he faced Nelson again 12 years later). Holiday knocked him out in the second round. He gave up after the fight.

With 21 knockout victories, Fenech retired with a record of 28 wins, 3 defeats, and 1 draw.

After-retirement employment
In 1986, Fenech was honored with a spot in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Fenech has been working during his retirement, and today he owns an Australian sportswear company that bears his name. He was also admitted in 2002 to the Canastota, New York-based International Boxing Hall of Fame. Nedal Hussein, Hussein Hussein, Sakio Bika, and former IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan are among the competitors whom Fenech has trained as a trainer.

Fenech pled guilty to his part in the theft of three gold watches worth a combined $327 from a boutique store on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in 2005, despite several denials made in the media and on his website. Security cameras within the business provided unequivocal proof of his participation, showing that Fenech took a direct part in the incident.

Jeff Fenech Versus Nelson in Boxing

Fenech announced his return to professional boxing in March 2008 at the age of 43. He shed 22 kg in order to prepare for the match. He was scheduled to compete against Azumah Nelson, who had reached the age of 49, in what would eventually become known as the century’s most vengeful match. On June 24, 2008, the two were scheduled to face off in Melbourne, Australia. In the days before the bout, Channel 9 and Fox Sports ran a reality show/documentary on Fenech’s life. The grudge match between Fenech and Azumah Nelson was decided by a majority vote on June 24, 2008, with the fight being scored as a draw by one judge and a win for Fenech by the final two judges.

The long-married couple has three children together, and they appear to be very proud of them.

Jeff Fenech’s Child Singer Kayla Fenech

The singer Kayla Fenech is Jeff and Suzee’s child. Because she is the daughter of an Australian boxing champion, she lives a very privileged life.

She is a singer and composer, according to her Instagram bio, and she is currently 21 years old. Kayla has amassed more than 230K followers on social media.

In her posts, Kayla frequently describes her opulent lifestyle, which attracts a lot of attention from her followers. She uses the Instagram handle Kaylafenech and is active there.

The 21-year-old is quick to admit that her father spoils her beyond measure. She was quick to accept when SBS producers offered her the chance to appear in the network’s most recent “social experiment.”

She appears to be dating, but she has never made her partner’s identity public.

Beau Fenech: Who Is He?

Beau Fenech was the sole child of his former professional boxer father Jeff and mother Suzee. Beau’s parents live in Sydney, which is likely where he was born.

He appears to be the oldest of his siblings as well.

He doesn’t use social media and rarely appears in public, so his personal information is still a secret. Whether he is married and whether he is still living with his parents are still unknown.

In an Instagram photo Jeff made on April 29, 2022, with the caption “wonderful memories,” we can see him as a little child with his family.

Jeff Fenech’s Daughter Jessica’s Wedding

Jeff Fenech’s daughter, Jessica Fenech. During her wedding, the father and daughter’s genuine love was evident.

For injured boxing champion Jeff Fenech, the prospect of being able to escort his daughter down the aisle was in peril. He was bedridden due to a heart infection and required an urgent surgery in Thailand.

Despite this issue, it was discovered by a Current Affair that Fenech was able to attend his daughter’s wedding twice, which is nothing short of a miracle.

Against all chances, Fenech arrived in Sydney and made it to the church in time to assist Jessica on Saturday. In front of roughly 300 guests, Jessica got married on Saturday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. However, a second wedding took place.

In the first round, Jessica’s father received a beautiful gift from her by secretly marrying him next to his hospital bed in Thailand. The gift knocked the winner to the floor.

Exclusive A Current Affair images show the bride and groom standing by Fenech’s bedside, and Jessica was wearing a veil when she bent down to kiss her distressed father.

Jeff Fenech
Jeff Fenech

FAQs

Is Jeff Fenech Married?

Yes, Jeff Fenech is married to his wife Suzee Fenech

How many children does Jeff Fenech has?

Jeff Fenech has three children, Kayla Fenech, Jesicca Fenech and Beau Fenech

Is Jeff Fenech still boxing?

No, Jeff Fenech is retired from boxing and is listed in Sport Australia Hall of Fame

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