Albert Sosnowski

Albert Dariusz Sosnowski (born 7 March 1979) is a Polish professional boxer who challenged for the WBC heavyweight title in 2010.

Albert Sosnowski
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Sosnowski in 2015
Statistics
Real nameAlbert Dariusz Sosnowski
Nickname(s)The Dragon
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach196 cm (77 in)
NationalityPolish
Born (1979-03-07) 7 March 1979 (age 42)
Warsaw, Poland
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights60
Wins49
Wins by KO30
Losses9
Draws2

Professional careerEdit

Sosnowski made his professional debut on July 1998, defeating Czech fighter Jan Drobena via first-round knockout in Outrup, Denmark.[1] He won his first 19 fights, 12 wins by knockout.[1]

In July 2001, Sosnowski fought for his first title belt against Canadian Arthur Cook in Budapest, Hungary, for the vacant WBC World Youth heavyweight title. Sosnowski, who was clearly ahead on points all scorecards, was knocked out by Cook in the ninth round to take the title.

In July 2008, Sosnowski lost to journeyman Zuri Lawrence, who had taken the fight on late notice but in November 2008 he defeated British fighter Danny Williams when Sosnowski himself was the underdog and he had taken the fight at late notice. He won by technical knockout after 1:17 of the 8th round.[1]

He fought Francesco Pianeta for the EBU-EU heavyweight title on 4 April 2009 with the fight going to a draw after twelve rounds.

On 18 December 2009, Sosnowski defeated Paolo Vidoz for the EBU heavyweight title, winning by unanimous decision. He was subsequently lined up to face heavyweight Prizefighter series winner and former Olympic gold medallist, Audley Harrison for his first defence of the title, with the fight being scheduled for 9 April 2010. He cancelled this fight for a shot at Vitali Klitschko for his WBC title.[2] Sosnowski lost to Klitschko by 10th-round knockout after being worn down by shots to the head throughout the fight.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
60 fights 49 wins 9 losses
By knockout 30 7
By decision 19 2
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
60 Loss 49–9–2   Łukasz Różanski KO 1 (10) 09 Sep 2017   Stadion MOSiR, Radom, Poland
59 Loss 49–8–2   Andrzej Wawrzyk RTD 5 (10) 17 Sep 2016   Ergo Arena, Gdańsk, Poland For vacant Polish heavyweight title
58 Win 49–7–2   Andras Csomor TKO 2 (8), 2:58 18 Mar 2016   Aqua Żyrardów, Żyrardów, Poland
57 Loss 48–7–2   Marcin Rekowski TKO 7 (10), 0:48 31 May 2014   Globus Hall, Lublin, Poland
56 Win 48–6–2   Wladimir Letr TKO 1 (6), 2:00 26 Apr 2014   Arena Hall, Legionowo, Poland
55 Loss 47–6–2   Martin Rogan TKO 3 (3), 1:56 23 Feb 2013   York Hall, London, England Prizefighter Tournament, heavyweight quarter-final
54 Loss 47–5–2   Kevin Johnson SD 3 20 Jun 2012   York Hall, London, England Prizefighter Tournament, heavyweight semi-final
53 Win 47–4–2   Maurice Harris SD 3 20 Jun 2012   York Hall, London, England Prizefighter Tournament, heavyweight quarter-final
52 Draw 46–4–2   Hastings Rasani PTS 6 09 Nov 2011   York Hall, London, England
51 Loss 46–4–1   Alexander Dimitrenko KO 12 (12) 26 Mar 2011   Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Germany For European heavyweight title
50 Win 46–3–1   Paul Butlin TKO 1 (8) 25 Sep 2010   Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England
49 Loss 45–3–1   Vitali Klitschko KO 10 (12) 29 May 2010   Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany For WBC heavyweight title
48 Win 45–2–1   Paolo Vidoz UD 12 18 Dec 2009 York Hall, London, England Won European heavyweight title
47 Draw 44–2–1   Francesco Pianeta PTS 12 04 May 2009   Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany For European heavyweight title
46 Win 44–2   Danny Williams TKO 8 (10) 08 Nov 2008   York Hall, London, England
45 Loss 43–2   Zuri Lawrence UD 8 06/08/2008   Aviator Sports Complex, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Win 43–1   Terrell Nelson TKO 5 (8) 25/04/2008   Utopia Paradise Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.
43 Win 42–1   Colin Kenna PTS 5 (8) 25/01/2008   Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, England
42 Win 41–1   Manuel Alberto Pucheta KO 2 (12) 15/09/2007   Ice Rink, Kirkcaldy, Scotland Retained WBF heavyweight title
41 Win 40–1   Steve Herelius TKO 9 (10) 08/06/2007   Civic Centre, Motherwell, Scotland
40 Win 39–1   Lawrence Tauasa MD 12 04/11/2006   Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa Won vacant WBF heavyweight title
39 Win 38–1   Osborne Machimana UD 10 25/05/2006   Carnival City, Brakpan, South Africa
38 Win 37–1   Orlin Norris MD 6 28/05/2005   Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
37 Win 36–1   Travis Fulton TKO 2 (8) 19/03/2005   MGM Grand, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
36 Win 35–1   Tommy Connelly TKO 2 (6) 22/01/2005   American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.
35 Win 34–1   Kenny Craven KO 2 (8) 11/09/2004   Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary
34 Win 33–1   Wojciech Bartnik PTS 6 26/06/2004   King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
33 Win 32–1   Paul King PTS 4 10/04/2004   M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England
32 Win 31–1   Greg Scott Briggs KO 2 (6) 31/01/2004   York Hall, London, England
31 Win 30–1   Chris Woollas TKO 1 (6) 22/11/2003   King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
30 Win 29–1   Jason Brewster TKO 2 (6) 05/07/2003   Leisure Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England
29 Win 28–1   Michael Holden PTS 6 12/04/2003   York Hall, London, England
28 Win 27–1   Mindaugas Kulikauskas TKO 2 (6) 08/03/2003   York Hall, London, England
27 Win 26–1   Jacklord Jacobs PTS 6 07/12/2002   Leisure Centre, Brentwood, Essex, England
26 Win 25–1   Paul Bonson PTS 4 27/07/2002   Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, England
25 Win 24–1   Jacob Odhiambo KO 1 (6) 09/03/2002   E.M. Sporthall, Budapest, Hungary
24 Win 23–1   Cătălin Zmărăndescu KO 1 (4) 22/01/2002   Gdynia, Poland
23 Win 22–1   Robert Măgureanu TKO 4 (6) 27/10/2001   Kolobrzeg, Poland
22 Win 21–1   Stanyslav Tomkachov TKO 3 (6) 13/10/2001   FTC Handball-Hall, Budapest, Hungary
21 Win 20–1   Dirk Wallyn UD 6 07/07/2001   Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20 Loss 19–1   Arthur Cook KO 9 (10) 17/03/2001   FTC Handball-Hall, Budapest, Hungary For vacant WBC Youth heavyweight title
19 Win 19–0   Michael Murray TKO 5 (6) 27/11/2000   Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham, England
18 Win 18–0   Everett Martin TKO 7 (8) 30/09/2000   Sportcomplex De Wilgenring, Rotterdam, Netherlands
17 Win 17–0   Dan Conway UD 4 19/08/2000   Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
16 Win 16–0   Clarence Goins TKO 2 (6) 24/06/2000   Torun, Poland
15 Win 15–0   Neil Kirkwood TKO 1 (6) 27/05/2000   Mayfair, London, England
14 Win 14–0   Slobodan Popovic KO 1 (6) 08/04/2000   Gdańsk, Poland
13 Win 13–0   Luke Simpkin PTS 4 11/03/2000   Olympia, London, England
12 Win 12–0   Henry Kolle Njume PTS 6 20/11/1999   Gliwice, Poland
11 Win 11–0   Jeff Lally TKO 3 (6) 22/10/1999   Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
10 Win 10–0   Ignacio Orsola KO 1 (6) 18/09/1999   Gdańsk, Poland
9 Win 9–0   Bruno Foster TKO 6 (6) 17/07/1999   Gdańsk, Poland
8 Win 8–0   Biko Botowamungu UD 4 26/06/1999   Hala Ludowa, Wrocław, Poland
7 Win 7–0   Gary Williams TKO 4 (4) 28/05/1999   Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, England
6 Win 6–0   Stipe Balic PTS 4 17/04/1999   Wrocław, Poland
5 Win 5–0   Chris Woollas PTS 4 12/03/1999   York Hall, London, England
4 Win 4–0   Viktor Juhasz TKO 1 (4) 13/02/1999   Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland
3 Win 3–0   Rene Hanl PTS 4 02/10/1998   Hala Ludowa, Wrocław, Poland
2 Win 2–0   Andrzej Dziewulski TKO 4 (4) 25/09/1998   Poznań, Wrocław, Poland
1 Win 1–0   Jan Drobena TKO 1 (4) 22/07/1998   Outrup Speedwaybane, Outrup, Denmark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Albert Sosnowski – Fighter Page". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Vitali Klitschko to fight Albert Sosnowski". USA Today. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.

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Vacant
Title last held by
Matt Skelton
EBU Heavyweight Champion
December 18, 2009 – March 2010
Vacant
Title next held by
Audley Harrison