Koba Gogoladze

Koba Gogoladze (born January 7, 1973 in Poti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti) is a professional boxer from Georgia. He competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics as a lightweight, losing on points in the quarterfinals to Leonard Doroftei.

Koba Gogoladze
Koba Gogoladze and Antonio Davis.jpg
Koba Gogoladze (right) versus Antonio Davis (left)
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Real nameკობა გოგოლაძე
Nickname(s)The Cobra
Weight(s)Super Featherweight
NationalityGeorgian
Born (1973-01-07) January 7, 1973 (age 47)
Poti, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins20
Wins by KO8
Losses3
Draws0
No contests0

Olympic careerEdit

Koba Gogoladze
Medal record
Representing   Georgia
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
  1997 Budapest Lightweight
European Amateur Championships
  1998 Minsk Lightweight
  • 1996 Lightweight competitor at Olympic Games in Atlanta, United States. Results were:
    1. First Round — Defeated Ri Chol (North Korea), 17-9
    2. Second Round — Defeated Julio Gonzalez Valladares (Cuba), 14-9
    3. Quarter Finals — Lost to Leonard Doroftei (Romania), 8-17

Professional careerEdit

Gogoladze turned professional in 1999, boxing mainly in England, although he did also fight once in Cyprus (winning the minor World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Lightweight title) and twice in his native Georgia. He took two years off, and moved to Philadelphia. He faced stiffer competition in the US, recording his first loss against Almazbek Raiymkulov. After two more bouts, he faced Scotland's Alex Arthur for the interim WBO title where he was stopped by a 10th round TKO. A final loss, to Ji-Hoon Kim, this time a 1st round TKO, closed out his career.[1][2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gogoladze, Koba (21 July 2007). "SUPERB ARTHUR ON HIS WAY TO THE TOP". mirror.
  2. ^ G, Koba (5 July 2006). "Tessitore: Translation? It all makes sense in the ring". ESPN.com.
  3. ^ Hickman, Niall (22 November 2007). "Arthur is all set to be crowned king". Express.co.uk.
  4. ^ G, Kobas. "Arthur: I've nothing to prove". Sky Sports (8 August 2015).

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