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Andreas Kotelnik
Андрій Котельник
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Kotelnik in 2008
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Real name Andriy Kotelnyk
Nickname(s) Kotelya
Rated at Light-welterweight
Height 1.71
Reach 178 cm
Nationality Ukrainian
Born 29 December 1977 (1977-12-29) (age 43)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 37
Wins 32
Wins by KO 13
Losses 4
Draws 1

Andriy Mykolayovich Kotelnyk (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Котельник; born 29 December 1977), best known by germanicized name Andreas Kotelnik, is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2014, and held the WBA super-lightweight title from 2008 to 2009. As an amateur he won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2000 Olympics.

Amateur career

  • 1995 won the Junior European Championship in Siofok, Hungary as a flyweight
  • 1997 competed as a Featherweight at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Results were:
    • Defeated Kenneth Buhlalu (South-Africa) PTS
    • Defeated Roman Rafael (Slovakia) WO
    • Lost to Falk Huste (Germany) PTS
  • 2000 won the silver medal as a Lightweight at the Sydney Olympics. Results were:
    • Defeated Larry Semillano (Philippines) RSCO 4
    • Defeated Raymond Narh (Ghana) PTS (17:11)
    • Defeated Nurzhan Karimzhanov (Kazakhstan) RSCO 3
    • Defeated Cristian Bejarano (Mexico) PTS (22:14)
    • Lost to Mario Kindelan (Cuba) PTS (4:14)

Professional career

Kotelnik made his professional debut on 16 December 2000, scoring a first-round knockout against Peter Feher. On 24 January 2003, Kotelnik won his first regional championship—the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title—following a unanimous decision (UD) over Fabrice Colombel. He defended this title twice before a career first loss on 21 October 2004, a split decision (SD) against Souleymane M'baye. On 9 July 2005, Kotelnik challenged European light-welterweight champion Junior Witter, but lost via UD. In his next fight, on 26 November 2005, Kotelnik defeated Muhammad Abdullaev via UD to win back the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title, as well as the vacant WBO Asia Pacific light-welterweight title.

A rematch against M'baye on 30 March 2007, this time with M'baye's WBA light-welterweight world title on the line, ended in a split draw. Almost exactly a year later, on 22 March 2008, Kotelnik won the aforementioned WBA world title—now held by Gavin Rees—by stopping the champion in the twelfth and final round. Two successful defences were made: a UD against Norio Kimura on 13 September 2008, and a close SD against future world champion Marcos Maidana on 7 February 2009. In his third defence, Kotelnik lost the title to Amir Khan after a clear UD. After more than a year of inactivity, he returned on 7 August 2010 to face unified WBC and IBF light-welterweight champion Devon Alexander, but lost a UD which was widely viewed as controversial and a "robbery".

Having spent more than four years out of the sport, Kotelnik had a farewell fight on 4 October 2014, winning a dominant eight-round UD over Alexander Benidze.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
37 fights 32 wins 4 losses
By knockout 13 0
By decision 19 4
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
37 Win 32–4–1 Georgia (country) Alexander Benidze UD 8 4 Oct 2014 Ukraine Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
36 Loss 31–4–1 United States Devon Alexander UD 12 7 Aug 2010 United States Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, US For WBC and IBF light-welterweight titles
35 Loss 31–3–1 United Kingdom Amir Khan UD 12 18 Jul 2009 United Kingdom MEN Arena, Manchester, England Lost WBA light-welterweight title
34 Win 31–2–1 Argentina Marcos Maidana SD 12 7 Feb 2009 Germany StadtHalle, Rostock, Germany Retained WBA light-welterweight title
33 Win 30–2–1 Japan Norio Kimura UD 12 13 Sep 2008 Ukraine Sports Palace "Ukraine", Lviv, Ukraine Retained WBA light-welterweight title
32 Win 29–2–1 United Kingdom Gavin Rees TKO 12 (12), 2:34 22 Mar 2008 United Kingdom International Arena, Cardiff, Wales Won WBA light-welterweight title
31 Win 28–2–1 Hungary Laszlo Komjathi UD 8 16 Jun 2007 Hungary SYMA Sports and Conference Centre, Budapest, Hungary
30 Draw 27–2–1 France Souleymane M'baye SD 12 10 Mar 2007 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England For WBA light-welterweight title
29 Win 27–2 Panama William González TKO 8 (12), 2:40 21 Oct 2006 Germany Brandberge Arena, Halle, Germany Retained WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title;
Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
28 Win 26–2 Venezuela Richard Reina UD 12 29 Apr 2006 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBA Inter-Continental and WBO Asia Pacific light-welterweight titles
27 Win 25–2 Uzbekistan Muhammad Abdullaev UD 12 26 Nov 2005 Germany Wilhelm Dopatka Halle, Leverkusen, Germany Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental and WBO Asia Pacific light-welterweight titles
26 Loss 24–2 United Kingdom Junior Witter UD 12 9 Jul 2005 United Kingdom National Ice Centre, Nottingham, England For European light-welterweight title
25 Win 24–1 Argentina Marcelo Gonzalo Saucedo UD 8 15 Feb 2005 Germany Alte Reithalle, Stuttgart, Germany
24 Loss 23–1 France Souleymane M'baye SD 12 21 Oct 2004 France Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, France
23 Win 23–0 France Gabriel Mapouka UD 12 22 Jun 2004 Austria Das SportZentrum, Telfs, Austria Retained WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
22 Win 22–0 Russia Sayan Sanchat UD 8 30 Mar 2004 Germany Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Germany
21 Win 21–0 Argentina Juan Alberto Godoy UD 8 31 Jan 2004 Venezuela Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela
20 Win 20–0 Russia Andrey Devyataykin UD 6 13 Dec 2003 Poland Hala Okrąglak, Opole, Poland
19 Win 19–0 Mexico Arturo Urena TKO 10 (10) 23 Sep 2003 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
18 Win 18–0 Romania Vasile Herteg KO 8 (8) 6 Sep 2003 Hungary Újszeged Sports Hall, Szeged, Hungary
17 Win 17–0 South Africa Zimisele Mpusula TKO 3 (12) 31 May 2003 Ukraine State Circus, Lviv, Ukraine Retained WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
16 Win 16–0 Romania Virgil Meleg UD 8 26 Apr 2003 Germany Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany
15 Win 15–0 France Fabrice Colombel UD 12 24 Jan 2003 Ukraine State Circus, Lviv, Ukraine Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 South Africa Matthews Zulu UD 8 21 Dec 2002 Germany Lausitz-Arena, Cottbus, Germany
13 Win 13–0 Hungary Ferenc Szakallas TKO 2 (6) 7 Sep 2002 Germany Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany
12 Win 12–0 Slovakia Tomas Besc TKO 2 (6), 2:42 7 Sep 2002 Germany Berlin, Germany
11 Win 11–0 Slovakia Patrik Prokopecz TKO 3 17 Aug 2002 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
10 Win 10–0 Portugal Manuel Gomes TKO 6 (6) 6 Apr 2002 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
9 Win 9–0 Slovakia Vladimir Varhegyi TKO 2 (8) 5 Jan 2002 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
8 Win 8–0 Slovakia Anton Vontszemu PTS 4 3 Nov 2001 Germany Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany
7 Win 7–0 Colombia Wilson Acuna TKO 2 (4) 23 Sep 2001 Germany Festzelt, Hattersheim am Main, Germany
6 Win 6–0 Germany Abdelilah Benabbou KO 1 28 Jul 2001 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
5 Win 5–0 Romania Florin Oanea PTS 6 16 Jun 2001 Hungary Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary
4 Win 4–0 Belgium Pascal Montulet PTS 4 7 Apr 2001 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Slovakia Jozef Kubovsky PTS 4 24 Mar 2001 Germany Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Germany Oganes Ovsepyan PTS 4 10 Feb 2001 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Slovakia Peter Feher KO 1 (4) 16 Dec 2000 Germany Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
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