Arsen Goulamirian

Arsen Goulamirian (ar-SEN goo-la-me-RIAN; Armenian: Արսեն Գուլամիրյան; born 4 October 1987) is an Armenian-born French professional boxer. He has held the WBA (Super) cruiserweight title since 2019. As of January 2020, he is ranked as the world's eighth best active cruiserweight by The Ring magazine and ninth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Arsen Goulamirian
Statistics
Nickname(s)Feroz
Weight(s)Cruiserweight
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach73 12 in (187 cm)
NationalityFrench
Born (1987-10-04) 4 October 1987 (age 32)
Armenia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights26
Wins26
Wins by KO18
Losses0

Professional careerEdit

Arsen turned professional in 2011 and won 14 consecutive fights before winning the WBA Continental (Europe) cruiserweight title.[1][citation needed] He would improve his record to 22–0 before getting a shot at the vacant Regular WBA cruiserweight title against Ryad Merhy.[2] Arsen would end up winning the fight via 11th round stoppage and became the interim WBA cruiserweight champion.[3]

The WBA changed Goulamirian's status from Regular to Interim, when former champion Beibut Shumenov came back from his eye injury and recovered the Regular WBA cruiserweight title by defeating Turkish Hizni Altunkaya on 7 July 2018. [4]

On 20 October 2018, Goulamirian defended his Interim title for the first time against the Australian Mark Flanagan in Marseille, France. Flanagan’s corner threw in the towel in the ninth round after he fell twice[5]. Goulamirian end up retaining his title with a ninth round TKO.[6]

In February 2019, Goulamirian's promoter Sébastien Acariès lost a purse bid against Don King, Shumenov's promoter. King won after submitting a winning bid of $821,000, for the proposed WBA “Regular” cruiserweight title fight between titleholder Beibut Shumenov and interim champion Arsen Goulamiriam in Kazakhstan sometime in May. [7] When asked about the fight King said “I’m excited about the prospect of Shumenov returning home to defend his title and meet both the outgoing and the new President of his country. I’m planning to put together another great Don King Productions extravaganza. It will be a night of boxing that Kazakhstan and the United States will not forget.”

However King failed to honor his winning bid and to put together the fighting event, as Shumenov was stripped of his title.[8] Arsen Goulamirian became the new Regular WBA cruiserweight champion.

On June 2019, The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee called for the Purse bid to grant the promotional rights of the Cruiserweight division, between the Super Champion, Denis Lebedev and the Regular Champion, Arsen Goulamirian. [9] But the auction was suspended because both sides reached an agreement to finalize the fight. [10] In July 2019, the Lebedev vs Goulamirian fight collapsed, as Denis Lebedev decided to retire on aged 39.[11]

Goulamirian presented his Regular WBA cruiserweight belt in Marseille, on 20 July 2019 without fighting against Lebedev.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
26 fights 26 wins 0 losses
By knockout 18 0
By decision 8 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
26 Win 26–0   Constantin Bejenaru RTD 10 (12), 3:00 28 Dec 2019   Palais des Sports, Marseille, France Retained WBA (Super) cruiserweight title
25 Win 25–0   Kane Watts KO 4 (12) 15 Nov 2019   AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France Retained WBA (Super) cruiserweight title
24 Win 24–0   Mark Flanagan TKO 9 (12) 20 Oct 2018   Palais des Sports, Marseille, France
23 Win 23–0   Ryad Merhy TKO 11 (12) 24 Mar 2018   Palais des Sports, Marseille, France Won WBA interim cruiserweight title
22 Win 22–0   Hamilton Ventura KO 3 (10) 2 Dec 2017   La Palestre, Le Cannet, France
21 Win 21–0   Mitch Williams TKO 9 (10) 1 Jul 2017   Casino d'Evian, Evian les Bains, France
20 Win 20–0   Alexander Kubich UD 10 22 Apr 2017   Astroballe, Villeurbanne, France
19 Win 19–0   Arturs Kulikauskis TKO 3 (10) 17 Dec 2016   Stade de l’Est, Saint-Denis, France
18 Win 18–0   Iulian Ilie TKO 2 (8) 22 Oct 2016   Casino de Deauville, Deauville, France
17 Win 17–0   Andrei Kniazev UD 12 20 May 2016   Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, Paris, France Retained WBA Continental cruiserweight title
16 Win 16–0   David Radeff TKO 5 (10) 16 Apr 2016   Le PEPSI, Issoudun, France Won France cruiserweight title
15 Win 15–0   Lubos Suda TKO 1 (12) 5 Mar 2016   Palais des sports, Paris, France Won WBA Continental cruiserweight title
14 Win 14–0   Tomislav Rudan KO 2 (6) 29 Jan 2016   Salle Polyvalente des Ramiers, Blagnac, France
13 Win 13–0   Isossa Mondo TKO 6 (8) 17 Dec 2015   Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, France
12 Win 12–0   Lukasz Rusiewicz UD 8 17 Oct 2015   Salle Polyvalente de Mon Idee, Auvillers-les-Forges, France
11 Win 11–0   Mohamed Azzaoui TKO 1 (8) 3 Jul 2015   Salle du Mouzon, Auch, France
10 Win 10–0   Toni Visic TKO 3 (6) 31 May 2015   Zaal Forum, Aalst, Belgium
9 Win 9–0   Ismail Abdoul SD 8 3 Apr 2015   Topsporthal Vlaanderen, Ghent, Belgium
8 Win 8–0   Arturs Kulikauskis PTS 6 30 Jan 2015   Salle Polyvalente des Ramiers, Blagnac, France
7 Win 7–0   Martin Avila KO 1 (6) 21 Mar 2014   Holiday Inn, Greater Montreal, Canada
6 Win 6–0   Mathieu Monnier UD 6 19 Sep 2013   Casino le Lyon Vert, Lyon, France
5 Win 5–0   David Radeff TKO 7 (10) 5 Jul 2013   Salle du Mouzon, Auch, France
4 Win 4–0   Taylor Mabika UD 8 30 Mar 2013   Salle Jean Mace, Issoudun, France
3 Win 3–0   Patryk Kowoll TKO 1 (6) 23 Nov 2012   Salle Polyvalente des Ramiers, Blagnac, France
2 Win 2–0   Antoine Boya PTS 6 26 Jan 2012   Salle Polyvalente des Ramiers, Blagnac, France
1 Win 1–0   Adrian Bleszynski TKO 1 (4) 27 May 2011   Salle Polyvalente des Ramiers, Blagnac, France

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Worldwide boxing results 3 - Page 5 of 19". The Ring. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Goulamirian and Merhy will fight for the WBA Cruiserweight title this Saturday". Boxing channel. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Golulamirian stops Merhy for WBA cruiser title". Fightnews. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Beibut Shumenov vs. Hizni Altunkaya – Results » Boxing News 24". Boxing News 24. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Flanagan beaten in world title bout". www.townsvillebulletin.com.au. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Boxing News: WBA interim champ Goulamirian stops Flanagan » January 11, 2019". fightnews.com. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Don King Proposes Beibut Shumenov vs. Arsen Goulamiriam To Take Place In Kazakhstan | Fightful Boxing". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Shumenov Stripped Of Title, Goulamiriam Now "Regular" Champ". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  9. ^ "WBA Cruiserweight Lebedev-Goulamirian Purse Bid will be on June 20". World Boxing Association. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Lebedev and Goulamirian reach an agreement; WBA auction is suspended". World Boxing Association. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  11. ^ Press, The Associated (11 July 2019). "Boxing Champ Lebedev Retires After Fights Fall Through". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Yuniel Dorticos
WBA cruiserweight champion
Interim title

24 March 2018 - May 2019
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Ryad Merhy
Preceded by
Beibut Shumenov
Status changed
WBA cruiserweight champion
May 2019 - August 2019
Regular title until June 2019
Promoted
Succeeded by
Beibut Shumenov
Status changed
Vacant
Title last held by
Denis Lebedev
WBA cruiserweight champion
Super title

August 2019 - present
Incumbent