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Toncho Dimitrov Tonchev (Bulgarian: Тончо Димитров Тончев) (born December 1, 1972 in Sliven) is a Bulgarian boxer, who won the Lightweight Silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Tontchev also represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Toncho Tonchev
BornToncho Dimitrov Tonchev
(1972-12-01) December 1, 1972 (age 46)
Sliven, Bulgaria
NationalityBulgaria Bulgaria
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
DivisionLight Welterweight (-63,5 kg)
StanceOrthodox
Years active10 (1997–2007)
Professional boxing record
Total44
Wins37
By knockout21
Losses7
By knockout4
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
last updated on: September 22, 2009
Tontcho Tontchev
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Representing  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Lightweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996 Vejle Lightweight

Amateur careerEdit

Olympic resultsEdit

1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain 
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Lightweight First Win   Julio González Valladares 14-12
Second Win   Henry Kungsy 11-2
Quarterfinals Loss   Oscar De La Hoya 7-16
1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA, USA 
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Lightweight
First Win   Oktavian Taykou RSC 2 (1:40)
Second Win   Dennis Zimba 17-9
Quarterfinal Win   Michael Strange 16-10
Semifinal Win   Terrance Cauthen 15-12
Final Loss   Hocine Soltani 3-3

In 1996 he won the silver medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Vejle, Denmark. Tontchev turned professional in 1997.

Professional boxing recordEdit

37 Wins (21 (T)Knockouts, 16 decisions), 7 Losses (4 (T)Knockouts, 3 decisions)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round, Time Date Location Notes
Loss 37-7   Paul McCloskey TKO 4 (12), 2:46 2007-12-08   Belfast, United Kingdom For vacant IBF International light welterweight title
Loss 37-6   John Fewkes PTS 8 (8) 2007-07-13   Barnsley, United Kingdom
Loss 37-5   Yuri Romanov KO 3 (12) 2007-04-28   Minsk, Belarus For EBU (European) lightweight title
Win 37-4   Frederic Gosset TKO 1 (6) 2007-03-03   Tirana, Albania
Win 36-4   Jon Honney PTS 6 (6) 2006-05-26   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win 35-4   Dean Phillips TKO 1 (8) 2006-04-02   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win 34-4   Vlado Buchkovsky PTS 8 (8), 3:00 2005-12-23   Skopje, Macedonia
Loss 33-4   Janos Nagy Decision (Unanimous) 12 (12), 3:00 2005-09-10   Debrecen, Hungary For International Boxing Council super featherweight title
Win 33-3   Branco Mitrevski TKO 6 (6) 2005-08-27   Veles, Macedonia
Loss 32-3   Sergey Gulyakevich TKO 2 (12) 2005-07-20   Monte Carlo, Monaco Losses WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title
Win 32-2   Rakhim Mingaleev TKO 4 (8) 2005-03-05   Durres, Albania
Win 31-2   Dmitry Yakubchik Decision (Unanimous) 6 (6), 3:00 2004-06-16   Minsk, Belarus
Win 30-2   Francky Leroy TKO 5 (12) 2004-01-31   Grande-Synthe, France Wins vacant World Boxing Union lightweight title
Win 29-2   Pavel Potipko Decision (Unanimous) 6 (6), 3:00 2003-07-05   Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 28-2   Rakhim Mingaleev Decision (Unanimous) 6 (6), 3:00 2003-05-24   Gravelines, France
Loss 27-2   Daniel Attah Decision (Unanimous) 10 (10), 3:00 2002-08-03   Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 27-1   Luis Villalta TD 6 (10), 3:00 2002-08-03   Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 26-1   Gustavo Corral KO 6 (10), 1:28 2002-03-21   Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 25-1   Adrian Parlogea TKO 3 (6) 2001-10-06   Sofia, Bulgaria
Loss 24-1   Luis Alfonso Lizarraga TKO 6 (10), 1:18 2001-08-21   Tempe, Arizona, United States
Win 24-0   Anatoly Alexandrov TKO 1 (12), 0:38 2001-01-20   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom Wins EBU (European) super featherweight title
Win 23-0   Charles Shepherd Decision (Unanimous) 12 (12), 3:00 2000-11-11   Belfast, United Kingdom Retains WBC International super featherweight title
Win 22-0   Dramane Nabaloum TKO 6 (12) 2000-07-13   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom Retains WBC International super featherweight title
Win 21-0   Jimmy Zeikle KO 2 (12) 2000-05-11   Newark, United Kingdom Retains WBA Inter-Continental super featherweight title
Win 20-0   Kirkor Kirkorov RTD 4 (12), 3:00 2000-03-25   Białystok, Poland Wins WBC International super featherweight title
Win 19-0   David Mathieu TKO 6 (8), 0:33 2000-02-21   Southwark, United Kingdom
Win 18-0   Pascal Montulet PTS 10 (10), 3:00 1999-11-13   Cottingham, United Kingdom
Win 17-0   Carl Allen KO 2 (6) 1999-10-19   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win 16-0   Laszlo Bognar TKO 1 (12) 1999-07-15   Peterborough, United Kingdom Retains WBA Inter-Continental super featherweight title
Win 15-0   Rakhim Mingaleev Decision (Unanimous) 12 (12), 3:00 1999-04-29   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom Wins WBA Inter-Continental super featherweight title
Win 14-0   Brian Coleman PTS 6 (6), 3:00 1999-02-06   Halifax, United Kingdom
Win 13-0   Didier Schaeffer PTS 8 (8), 3:00 1998-12-12   Chester, United Kingdom
Win 12-0   Anatoly Vinevsky TKO 2 (6) 1998-10-02   Wroclaw, Poland
Win 11-0   Didier Tual TKO 3 (6) 1998-08-08   Scarborough, United Kingdom
Win 10-0   John T. Kelly TKO 5 (8) 1998-06-09   Cottingham, United Kingdom
Win 9-0   Anthony Campbell PTS 8 (8), 3:00 1998-03-14   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win 8-0   Mauricio Bernal KO 1 (6) 1997-12-16   Grande-Synthe, France
Win 7-0   John T. Kelly PTS 6 (6), 3:00 1997-11-22   Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 6-0   Karl Taylor PTS 4 (4), 3:00 1997-10-25   Queensferry, United Kingdom
Win 5-0   Ervine Blake PTS 4 (4), 3:00 1997-09-02   Southwark, United Kingdom
Win 4-0   Sevladin Rousev KO 2 (4) 1997-08-17   Belmeken, Bulgaria
Win 3-0   Bamana Dibateza PTS 4 (4), 3:00 1997-06-30   Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win 2-0   Andrew Robinson TKO 2 (4) 1997-05-20   Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Win 1-0   Wayne Jones TKO 1 (4) 1997-04-28   Cottingham, United Kingdom Pro debut

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tontcho Tontchev's career boxing record". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2009-09-22.

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