Ismail Sillakh

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Ismail Sillakh (born February 9, 1985 in Zaporizhia) is a Ukrainian professional boxer who has medaled in important international tournaments as an amateur.

Ismail Sillakh
Real nameІсмаїл Сіллах
Weight(s)Light Heavyweight
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
NationalityUkraine Ukrainian
Born (1985-02-09) February 9, 1985 (age 35)
Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR
Boxing record
Total fights33
Wins by KO21
No contests0
Ismail Sillakh
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Ukraine
World Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Mianyang Middleweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Plovdiv Light Heavyweight

Amateur careerEdit

Ismail Sillakh was born in Zaporizhia, then he moved with his family to Industrial city of Mariupol (one of most important port cities in Ukraine) His parents — Mohammad of Sierra Leone and Natalya, a Ukraine native—met in college and had no particular connection to boxing but he took up the sport at a local recreation center at age seven and quickly discovered that he had the athletic ability to excel at it. In Mariupol he went to the boxing club of City's Metal Construction Factory of the name of Lenin. He was trained by one of the best city's boxing coaches. In Ismayl's career has played big role his old brother Adjick Sillakh. Adjick Sillakh was for years one of the best masters in Ukrainian amateur boxing, Ismayl gained good experience by boxing with his older brother Adjick. He began competing at age nine and was recognized as one of Ukraine’s better amateurs a few years later before establishing himself as one of Europe’s premier open-class boxers. Ismayl Sillakh had been a world-ranked amateur for two years going into the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago where he lost a close and spirited slug-fest to the more mature Christopher Downs.[1]

Amateur highlightsEdit

Amateur Record: 302-16

2001 (October 11–21) Gold Medalist World Cadet Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, boxing as a Welterweight (67 kg):

  • Round of 16 - Defeated Robert Blazo (Slovakia)
  • Quarterfinal - Defeated Rodriguez (Cuba)
  • Semifinal - Defeated Artur Beterbiyev (Russia)
  • Final - Defeated Elchin Alizade (Azerbaijan)

2005 (November 13–20) Silver Medalist World Championships in Mianyang, China, boxing as a Middleweight (75 kg):

  • Round of 32 - Defeated Nabil Kassel (Algeria) RSCI
  • Round of 16 - Defeated Donatas Bondorovas (Lithuania) RSCI 1
  • Quarterfinal - Defeated Mamadou Diambang (France) RSCO
  • Semifinal - Defeated Mohamed Hikal (Egypt) 28-22
  • Final - Lost to Matvey Korobov (Russia) RSCO 2

2006 (July 14–23) Silver Medalist European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, boxing as a Light-Heavyweight (81 kg):

  • Round of 32 - Defeated David Tsiklauri (Georgia) RSC 1
  • Round of 16 - Defeated Andrey Miruk (Belarus) RSCO 2
  • Quarterfinal - Defeated Imre Szello (Hungary) RSCI 1
  • Semifinal - Defeated Constantin Bejenaru (Romania) RSCO 3
  • Final - Lost to Artur Beterbiyev (Russia) 23-34


As a pro he is managed by Ivaylo Gotzev and trained by Shadeed Suluki. In 2010 he KOd Daniel Judah for his first minor title (NABF), in 2011 he beat the undefeated Cuban Yordanis Despaigne by unanimous decision. After 17 wins he suffered a setback against undefeated but unsung Denis Grachev, after scoring a knockdown he got careless in the 8th round and Grachev knocked him out, Sillakh's chin looked somewhat suspect. He has won four comeback bouts to go to 21-1, but was knocked out by Sergey Kovalev in the second round of their title bout, leaving Sillakh with two career losses.

Professional boxing recordEdit

25 Wins (19 Knockouts), 6 Losses, 0 Draws[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 25–6   Andrzej Fonfara TKO 6 (10), 2:14 2018-06-16   Torwar Sport Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Loss 25–5   Aleksei Papin KO 1 (10), 2:07 2017-11-27   Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Loss 25–4   Mateusz Masternak UD 10 2017-06-24   Ergo Arena, Gdańsk, Poland
Win 23-2   Giorgi Tevdorashvili TKO 1 (8), 2:17 2015-10-31   Circus, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
Win 22-2   Arturs Kulikauskis UD 8 2015-06-13   Budivelnik, Cherkasy, Ukraine
Loss 21-2   Sergey Kovalev KO 2 (12) 2:12 2013-11-30   Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec For WBO Light Heavyweight title
Win 21-1   Konstantin Piternov RTD 6 (10), 3:00 2013-08-24   Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Win 20-1   Alvaro Enriquez KO 1 (8), 1:58 2013-06-28   Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California
Win 19-1   Mitch Williams UD 10 2013-03-30   Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Win 18-1   Daniel Adotey Allotey KO 2 (10), 2:06 2013-02-23   Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California
Loss 17-1   Denis Grachev TKO 8 (10), 2:18 2012-04-27   Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas Lost NABF Light Heavyweight title
Win 17-0   Ali Ismailov TKO 4 (10), 2:06 2011-11-04   Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow
Win 16-0   Hamza Wandera TKO 3 (10), 2:03 2011-05-21   Sport Complex Krylatskoe, Moscow
Win 15-0   Yordanis Despaigne UD 10 2011-03-04   Jostens Center, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Retained NABF Light Heavyweight title
Win 14-0   Rayco Saunders UD 10 2010-12-17   Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Win 13-0   Jevgenijs Andrejevs TKO 5 (8) 2010-10-09   National Palace of Culture, Sofia
Win 12-0   Daniel Judah TKO 2 (10), 0:49 2010-04-03   Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant NABF Light Heavyweight title
Win 11-0   Larry Pryor TKO 4 (6), 0:47 2010-02-06   Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Win 10-0   Julius Jackson TKO 1 (6), 1:27 2010-01-16   Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 9-0   Ray Smith TKO 2 (6), 1:55 2009-08-15   Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 8-0   David Whittom TKO 6 (6), 2:25 2009-05-09   Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 7-0   Carlos Reyes TKO 3 (6), 1:42 2009-03-27   Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, California
Win 6-0   Jose Humberto Corral TKO 2 (4), 1:13 2008-12-20   Hollywood Park Casino, Inglewood, California
Win 5-0   Dewayne Warren TKO 1 (6), 0:54 2008-11-07   Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 4-0   Armen Azizian UD 6 2008-10-11   O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Win 3-0   Walter Edwards TKO 1 (4) 2008-08-15   Ibiza Nightclub, Washington, District of Columbia
Win 2-0   Jose Grace KO 1 (4), 1:01 2008-07-24   4th and B, San Diego, California
Win 1-0   Matt Halvorsen KO 1 (4), 1:18 2008-07-18   Buffalo Bill's, Primm, Nevada Professional Debut


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