Janne Katajisto

Janne Katajisto (born 13 March 1978) is a Finnish former professional boxer who competed from 2009 to 2014. He challenged once for the European Union heavyweight title in 2014, and won the Finnish heavyweight title in 2011.

Janne Katajisto
Statistics
Nickname(s)Finnish Butterbean
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
NationalityFinnish
Born (1978-03-13) 13 March 1978 (age 42)
Kankaanpää, Finland
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights19
Wins16
Wins by KO8
Losses2
Draws1

Amateur careerEdit

As an amateur, Katajisto won consecutive gold medals in the super-heavyweight division at the 2001 and 2002 Finnish national championships.[1][2] At the 2001 event he defeated Robert Helenius in the first round, and in 2002 defeated him again in the final.

Professional careerEdit

Katajisto made his professional debut on 8 August 2009, knocking out Igor Evseev in the first round. He won the Finnish heavyweight title on 24 September 2011, in a seventh-round stoppage over Petter Antman. Katajisto's first career loss came against Arnold Gjergjaj on 23 March 2013, who knocked him out in three rounds. A second loss came against future world heavyweight title challenger Johann Duhaupas on 5 April 2014, which was for the European Union heavyweight title. Katajisto was knocked out in the seventh round.[3]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
19 fights 16 wins 2 losses
By knockout 8 2
By decision 8 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
19 Loss 16–2–1 Johann Duhaupas KO 7 (12) 5 Apr 2014 Salle Omnisports, Abbeville, France For European Union heavyweight title
18 Win 16–1–1 Juris Kirins TKO 3 (10), 2:01 10 Jan 2014 Club Rigas Rings, Riga, Latvia
17 Win 15–1–1 Sandor Balogh PTS 4 13 Jul 2013 Sisäsatama, Kemi, Finland
16 Win 14–1–1 Janis Ginters RTD 4 (6), 3:00 18 May 2013 Ravintola Parooni, Parkano, Finland
15 Loss 13–1–1 Arnold Gjergjaj KO 3 (8), 0:20 23 Mar 2013 Volkshaus, Basel, Switzerland
14 Win 13–0–1 Olegs Lopajevs TKO 2 (4), 2:45 18 Jan 2013 Club Rigas Rings, Riga, Latvia
13 Win 12–0–1 Ivica Perkovic UD 6 10 Nov 2012 Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
12 Win 11–0–1 Danny Williams UD 8 8 Sep 2012 Night Club Hullupullo, Vaasa, Finland
11 Win 10–0–1 Pavlo Nechyporenko TKO 3 (6), 0:44 21 Apr 2012 Restaurant Hotel Kantri, Kankaanpää, Finland
10 Win 9–0–1 Petter Antman TKO 7 (10), 2:09 24 Sep 2011 Ravintola Amarillo, Vaasa, Finland Won vacant Finnish heavyweight title
9 Draw 8–0–1 Pavels Dolgovs SD 8 28 May 2011 Restaurant Hotel Kantri, Kankaanpää, Finland For vacant Baltic Boxing Union International heavyweight title
8 Win 8–0 Aleksandrs Selezens UD 6 29 Jan 2011 Royal Night Club, Vaasa, Finland Retained Baltic Boxing Union International heavyweight title
7 Win 7–0 Remigijus Ziausys UD 6 20 Nov 2010 Restaurant Hotel Kantri, Kankaanpää, Finland Won vacant Baltic Boxing Union International heavyweight title
6 Win 6–0 Igoris Borucha PTS 6 7 Aug 2010 Royal Night Club, Vaasa, Finland
5 Win 5–0 Dmitrijs Basovs KO 3 (6), 2:58 11 Apr 2010 Maapohjahalli, Vaasa, Finland
4 Win 4–0 Ladislav Kovarik UD 4 6 Feb 2010 Ravintola Amarillo, Vaasa, Finland
3 Win 3–0 Jevgenijs Zolotovs TKO 2 (4), 0:40 14 Nov 2009 Maapohjahalli, Vaasa, Finland
2 Win 2–0 Ferenc Zsalek UD 4 12 Sep 2009 Promenadikeskus, Pori, Finland
1 Win 1–0 Igor Evseev KO 1 (4), 1:58 8 Aug 2009 Ulvila, Finland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SM-Nyrkkeilyt 2001 Töölön Kisahalli, HKI" (in Finnish). Suomen Nyrkkeilyliitto. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  2. ^ "SM-Nyrkkeilyt 2002 Töölön Kisahalli, HKI" (in Finnish). Suomen Nyrkkeilyliitto. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Janne Katajisto joutui taipumaan" (in Finnish). Kankaanpään Seutu. Suomen paikallissanomat Oy. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title BBU International
heavyweight champion

20 November 2010 – ?
Retired
Vacant
Vacant
Title last held by
Juho Haapoja
Finnish heavyweight champion
24 September 2011 – ?
Retired