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.
Kotelnik in 2008
|Real name||Andriy Kotelnyk|
|Reach||178 cm (70 in)|
|Born||29 December 1977|
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Wins by KO||13|
- 1995 won the Junior European Championship in Siofok, Hungary as a flyweight
- 1997 competed as a Featherweight at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Results were:
- 2000 won the silver medal as a Lightweight at the Sydney Olympics. Results were:
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. 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. 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. Two successful defences were made: a UD against Norio Kimura on 13 September 2008, and a close SD against future world champion Marcos Maidana on 7 February 2009. In his third defence, Kotelnik lost the title to Amir Khan after a clear UD. 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".
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.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|37 fights||32 wins||4 losses|
|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|
- Sky Box Office tale of the tape prior to the Amir Khan fight.
- "Witter retains title". BBC. 11 July 2005. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- "M'Baye, Kotelnik ends in draw!". boxnews.com.ua. 11 March 2007 Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- "Kotelnik ends Rees' dream". Sky Sports. Sky. 23 March 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- Vester, Mark (13 September 2008). "Andreas Kotelnik Decisions Kimura, Dmitriy Salita Next?". BoxingScene. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- "Kotelnik Defeats Maidana In a War". boxingnews24.com. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- Jackson, Jamie (19 July 2009). "Amir Khan seizes Andreas Kotelnik's title with unanimous verdict". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- DJ Spanksta (7 August 2010). "Kotelnik robbed as Alexander wins controversial decision". boxingnews24.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- Christ, Scott (8 August 2010). "Devon Alexander escapes with questionable hometown win; Cloud beats Johnson". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- Hirsch, Joseph (10 August 2010). "Kotelnik Gets Sturm Treatment; Robbed of Victory Against Alexander". fighthype.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- Sukachev, Alexey (4 October 2014). "Usyk Stops Brewer in Seven: Andriy Kotelnik Wins". BoxingScene. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held bySouleymane M'baye
| WBA Inter-Continental
24 January 2003 – October 2004
Title next held byHimself
Title last held byHimself
| WBA Inter-Continental
26 November 2005 – 10 March 2007
Lost bid for world title
Title next held byGiorgio Marinelli
Title last held byNaoufel Ben Rabah
| WBO Asia Pacific
26 November 2005 – 21 October 2006
Won Inter-Continental title
Title next held bySergey Sorokin
Title last held byWilly Blain
| WBO Inter-Continental
21 October 2006 – December 2006
Title next held byWilly Blain
|World boxing titles|
| WBA light-welterweight champion
10 March 2007 – 18 July 2009