Shavkat Rakhimov

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Shavkatdzhon Shokirovich Rakhimov (born 14 August 1994) is a Tajikistani professional boxer. He held the IBO super-featherweight title from 2017 to 2019 and challenged for the IBF super-featherweight title in February 2021. As of June 2020, he is ranked as the world's sixth best active super-featherweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board,[1] seventh by BoxRec[2] and ninth by The Ring.[3]

Shavkat Rakhimov
Шавкат Рахимов
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Real nameШавкатджон Шокирович Рахимов
Nickname(s)Shere Khan
Weight(s)Super-featherweight
Height5 ft 8+12 in (174 cm)
NationalityTajikistani
Born (1994-08-14) 14 August 1994 (age 27)
Qurghon-Teppa, Khatlon Province, Tajikistan
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights16
Wins15
Wins by KO12
Losses0
Draws1
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing  Tajikistan
World University Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Yakutsk 60 kg
World Cup of Petroleum Countries
Silver medal – second place 2014 Beloyarsky 60 kg

Amateur careerEdit

In 2013, Rakhimov won a gold medal at the Tajikistan National Championships in Dushanbe in June,[4] and went on to compete at the 2013 World Boxing Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan in October where he defeated Adilson Justino of Angola and Branimir Stankovic of Serbia but lost to Ermek Sakenov of Kyrgyzstan in the third round.[5]

In 2014, Rakhimov won a gold medal at the Tajikistan National Championships in Khujand in May,[6] and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2014 World University Boxing Championships in Yakutsk, Russia in September.[7]

In 2015, Rakhimov won a gold medal at the 2015 Tajikistan National Championship in Dushanbe in March.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Shavkat Rakhimov made his professional debut in 2015 at the age of 21. He won the WBO Inter-Continental Youth super featherweight title in 2016, and by mid 2017 had amassed a record of 10 wins with all but two by stoppage.

On 20 June 2017, it was announced that Rakhimov would face off against David Saucedo on 9 September in Chelyabinsk, Russia for the vacant IBO world title,[9] last held by Malcolm Klassen who was stripped in May due to inactivity.[10] However, on 18 August, RCC Boxing announced that Saucedo had pulled out of the fight notifying the promoter that he would be unable to make the weight. He was replaced by Emanuel Lopez.[11] On 9 September, Rakhimov defeated Emanuel Lopez by unanimous decision to win the IBO super featherweight title.

On 10 February 2018, Rakhimov defeated former IBF and IBO champion Malcolm Klassen to retain the IBO super featherweight title. He won the bout by technical knockout in the eighth round.[12]

On 19 August, Rakhimov defended his title against Mexican boxer Robinson Castellanos, who had a recent victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa and had previously challenged for the WBA (Super) and interim WBC titles in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Rakhimov won the bout by technical knockout at 1:36 of the second round. [13]

On 23 March 2019, Rakhimov defeated South African boxer Rofhiwa Maemu by knockout in the fourth round. Maemu suffered two knockdowns in the round after which he walked back to his corner signaling an end to the fight.[14]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
16 fights 15 wins 0 losses
By knockout 12 0
By decision 3 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
16 Draw 15–0–1   Joseph Diaz MD 12 13 Feb 2021   Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S. For vacant IBF super-featherweight title
15 Win 15–0   Azinga Fuzile TKO 8 (12), 2:26 29 Sep 2019   Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa
14 Win 14–0   Rofhiwa Maemu RTD 4 (12), 3:00 23 Mar 2019   RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia Retained IBO super-featherweight title
13 Win 13–0   Robinson Castellanos TKO 2 (12), 1:39 19 Aug 2018   DIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia Retained IBO super-featherweight title
12 Win 12–0   Malcolm Klassen TKO 8 (12), 1:31 10 Feb 2018   DIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia Retained IBO super-featherweight title
11 Win 11–0   Emanuel Lopez UD 12 9 Sep 2017   Traktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia Won vacant IBO super-featherweight title
10 Win 10–0   Jimmy Paypa TKO 6 (10), 1:17 5 May 2017   DIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia
9 Win 9–0   Rogelio Jun Doliguez TKO 5 (10), 2:15 18 Feb 2017   Traktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia Won vacant WBA Asia super-featherweight title
8 Win 8–0   Roldan Aldea KO 2 (8), 0:53 17 Dec 2016   Yekaterinburg Expo, Yekaterinburg, Russia Retained WBO Inter-Continental Youth super-featherweight title
7 Win 7–0   Jerry Castroverde RTD 4 (8), 3:00 18 Nov 2016   DIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental Youth super-featherweight title
6 Win 6–0   Farhod Oripov TKO 2 (6), 0:53 9 Sep 2016   Traktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia
5 Win 5–0   Alexander Saltykov TKO 2 (6), 0:42 6 May 2016   DIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia
4 Win 4–0   Musaib Asadov UD 6 1 Apr 2016   Sports Complex Leader, Berezovsky, Russia
3 Win 3–0   Mirzhan Zhaxylykov UD 4 27 Feb 2016   Arena (ex Rings), Yekaterinburg, Russia
2 Win 2–0   Sergey Dyachkov TKO 1 (4), 2:47 17 Dec 2015   Vodoley, Yekaterinburg, Russia
1 Win 1–0   Visita Gairabekov TKO 2 (4), 2:32 6 Dec 2015   Strelka 59 Club, Perm, Russia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RANKINGS | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  2. ^ "BoxRec: Ratings". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Ratings". The Ring. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ "2013 Tajikistan National Championships".
  5. ^ "17.World Championships - Almaty, Kazakhstan - October 14-26 2013".
  6. ^ "2013 Tajikistan National Championships".
  7. ^ "6.World University Championships - Yakutsk, Russia - September 9-14 2014".
  8. ^ "2013 Tajikistan National Championships".
  9. ^ "Шавкат Рахимов проведет бой за титул IBO в Челябинске 9 сентября". AllBoxing.ru. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Klassen challenges for IBO belt". SuperSport.com. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Шавкат Рахимов встретится с Эмануэлем Лопесом 9 сентября в Челябинске". 18 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Shavkat Rakhimov Stops Malcolm Klassen in The Eight". BoxingScene.com. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Shavkat Rakhimov Destroys Robinson Castellanos in Two". BoxingScene.com. 19 August 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Shavkat Rakhimov Demolishes Rofhiwa Maemu in Four Rounds". BoxingScene.com. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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