Andreas Kotelnik

Andriy Mykolayovich Kotelnyk (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Котельник; born 29 December 1977), best known by germanicized name Andreas Kotelnik, is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2014, and held the WBA super-lightweight title from 2008 to 2009. As an amateur he won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2000 Olympics.

Andreas Kotelnik
Андрій Котельник
Andreas Kotelnik.jpg
Kotelnik in 2008
Statistics
Real nameAndriy Kotelnyk
Nickname(s)Kotelya
Weight(s)Light-welterweight
Height1.71[1]
Reach178 cm (70 in)[1]
NationalityUkrainian
Born (1977-12-29) 29 December 1977 (age 42)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights37
Wins32
Wins by KO13
Losses4
Draws1

Amateur careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

Kotelnik made his professional debut on 16 December 2000, scoring a first-round knockout against Peter Feher. On 24 January 2003, Kotelnik won his first regional championship—the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title—following a unanimous decision (UD) over Fabrice Colombel. He defended this title twice before a career first loss on 21 October 2004, a split decision (SD) against Souleymane M'baye. On 9 July 2005, Kotelnik challenged European light-welterweight champion Junior Witter, but lost via UD.[2] In his next fight, on 26 November 2005, Kotelnik defeated Muhammad Abdullaev via UD to win back the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title, as well as the vacant WBO Asia Pacific light-welterweight title.

A rematch against M'baye on 30 March 2007, this time with M'baye's WBA light-welterweight world title on the line, ended in a split draw.[3] Almost exactly a year later, on 22 March 2008, Kotelnik won the aforementioned WBA world title—now held by Gavin Rees—by stopping the champion in the twelfth and final round.[4] Two successful defences were made: a UD against Norio Kimura on 13 September 2008,[5] and a close SD against future world champion Marcos Maidana on 7 February 2009.[6] In his third defence, Kotelnik lost the title to Amir Khan after a clear UD.[7] After more than a year of inactivity, he returned on 7 August 2010 to face unified WBC and IBF light-welterweight champion Devon Alexander, but lost a UD which was widely viewed as controversial and a "robbery".[8][9][10]

Having spent more than four years out of the sport, Kotelnik had a farewell fight on 4 October 2014, winning a dominant eight-round UD over Alexander Benidze.[11]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
37 fights 32 wins 4 losses
By knockout 13 0
By decision 19 4
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
37 Win 32–4–1   Alexander Benidze UD 8 4 Oct 2014   Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
36 Loss 31–4–1   Devon Alexander UD 12 7 Aug 2010   Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, US For WBC and IBF light-welterweight titles
35 Loss 31–3–1   Amir Khan UD 12 18 Jul 2009   MEN Arena, Manchester, England Lost WBA light-welterweight title
34 Win 31–2–1   Marcos Maidana SD 12 7 Feb 2009   StadtHalle, Rostock, Germany Retained WBA light-welterweight title
33 Win 30–2–1   Norio Kimura UD 12 13 Sep 2008   Sports Palace "Ukraine", Lviv, Ukraine Retained WBA light-welterweight title
32 Win 29–2–1   Gavin Rees TKO 12 (12), 2:34 22 Mar 2008   International Arena, Cardiff, Wales Won WBA light-welterweight title
31 Win 28–2–1   Laszlo Komjathi UD 8 16 Jun 2007   SYMA Sports and Conference Centre, Budapest, Hungary
30 Draw 27–2–1   Souleymane M'baye SD 12 10 Mar 2007   Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England For WBA light-welterweight title
29 Win 27–2   William González TKO 8 (12), 2:40 21 Oct 2006   Brandberge Arena, Halle, Germany Retained WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title;
Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
28 Win 26–2   Richard Reina UD 12 29 Apr 2006   Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBA Inter-Continental and WBO Asia Pacific light-welterweight titles
27 Win 25–2   Muhammad Abdullaev UD 12 26 Nov 2005   Wilhelm Dopatka Halle, Leverkusen, Germany Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental and WBO Asia Pacific light-welterweight titles
26 Loss 24–2   Junior Witter UD 12 9 Jul 2005   National Ice Centre, Nottingham, England For European light-welterweight title
25 Win 24–1   Marcelo Gonzalo Saucedo UD 8 15 Feb 2005   Alte Reithalle, Stuttgart, Germany
24 Loss 23–1   Souleymane M'baye SD 12 21 Oct 2004   Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, France
23 Win 23–0   Gabriel Mapouka UD 12 22 Jun 2004   Das SportZentrum, Telfs, Austria Retained WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
22 Win 22–0   Sayan Sanchat UD 8 30 Mar 2004   Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Germany
21 Win 21–0   Juan Alberto Godoy UD 8 31 Jan 2004   Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela
20 Win 20–0   Andrey Devyataykin UD 6 13 Dec 2003   Hala Okrąglak, Opole, Poland
19 Win 19–0   Arturo Urena TKO 10 (10) 23 Sep 2003   Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
18 Win 18–0   Vasile Herteg KO 8 (8) 6 Sep 2003   Újszeged Sports Hall, Szeged, Hungary
17 Win 17–0   Zimisele Mpusula TKO 3 (12) 31 May 2003   State Circus, Lviv, Ukraine Retained WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
16 Win 16–0   Virgil Meleg UD 8 26 Apr 2003   Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany
15 Win 15–0   Fabrice Colombel UD 12 24 Jan 2003   State Circus, Lviv, Ukraine Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
14 Win 14–0   Matthews Zulu UD 8 21 Dec 2002   Lausitz-Arena, Cottbus, Germany
13 Win 13–0   Ferenc Szakallas TKO 2 (6) 7 Sep 2002   Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany
12 Win 12–0   Tomas Besc TKO 2 (6), 2:42 7 Sep 2002   Berlin, Germany
11 Win 11–0   Patrik Prokopecz TKO 3 17 Aug 2002   Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
10 Win 10–0   Manuel Gomes TKO 6 (6) 6 Apr 2002   Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
9 Win 9–0   Vladimir Varhegyi TKO 2 (8) 5 Jan 2002   Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
8 Win 8–0   Anton Vontszemu PTS 4 3 Nov 2001   Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany
7 Win 7–0   Wilson Acuna TKO 2 (4) 23 Sep 2001   Festzelt, Hattersheim am Main, Germany
6 Win 6–0   Abdelilah Benabbou KO 1 28 Jul 2001   Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
5 Win 5–0   Florin Oanea PTS 6 16 Jun 2001   Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary
4 Win 4–0   Pascal Montulet PTS 4 7 Apr 2001   Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
3 Win 3–0   Jozef Kubovsky PTS 4 24 Mar 2001   Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany
2 Win 2–0   Oganes Ovsepyan PTS 4 10 Feb 2001   Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
1 Win 1–0   Peter Feher KO 1 (4) 16 Dec 2000   Grugahalle, Essen, Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sky Box Office tale of the tape prior to the Amir Khan fight.
  2. ^ "Witter retains title". BBC. 11 July 2005. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  3. ^ "M'Baye, Kotelnik ends in draw!". boxnews.com.ua. 11 March 2007 Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Kotelnik ends Rees' dream". Sky Sports. Sky. 23 March 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  5. ^ Vester, Mark (13 September 2008). "Andreas Kotelnik Decisions Kimura, Dmitriy Salita Next?". BoxingScene. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Kotelnik Defeats Maidana In a War". boxingnews24.com. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  7. ^ Jackson, Jamie (19 July 2009). "Amir Khan seizes Andreas Kotelnik's title with unanimous verdict". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  8. ^ DJ Spanksta (7 August 2010). "Kotelnik robbed as Alexander wins controversial decision". boxingnews24.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  9. ^ Christ, Scott (8 August 2010). "Devon Alexander escapes with questionable hometown win; Cloud beats Johnson". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  10. ^ Hirsch, Joseph (10 August 2010). "Kotelnik Gets Sturm Treatment; Robbed of Victory Against Alexander". fighthype.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  11. ^ Sukachev, Alexey (4 October 2014). "Usyk Stops Brewer in Seven: Andriy Kotelnik Wins". BoxingScene. Retrieved 21 September 2016.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Souleymane M'baye
WBA Inter-Continental
light-welterweight champion

24 January 2003 – October 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Himself
Vacant
Title last held by
Himself
WBA Inter-Continental
light-welterweight champion

26 November 2005 – 10 March 2007
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Giorgio Marinelli
Vacant
Title last held by
Naoufel Ben Rabah
WBO Asia Pacific
light-welterweight champion

26 November 2005 – 21 October 2006
Won Inter-Continental title
Vacant
Title next held by
Sergey Sorokin
Vacant
Title last held by
Willy Blain
WBO Inter-Continental
light-welterweight champion

21 October 2006 – December 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Willy Blain
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Gavin Rees
WBA light-welterweight champion
10 March 2007 – 18 July 2009
Succeeded by
Amir Khan