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Dariusz Michalczewski Record

Total Fights50
Title Wins4
Title Defenses23
Title-Fight KOs20
KO Wins38
KO Losses1
Dariusz Michalczewski Record & Stats
Dariusz Michalczewski's Record
Dariusz Michalczewski's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Dariusz Michalczewski's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and five months, Dariusz Michalczewski fought 50 times with 48 wins and 2 losses.

      Michalczewski retired from professional boxing with a record of 48-2, which included four world-title wins and 23 successful title defense fights at the light-heavyweight weight division. He had a 76% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 38 of his total 50 fights being knockout wins, 20 of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Michalczewski's career was a 6th round TKO loss to Fabrice Tiozzo in a light-heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 6th round TKO defeat to Fabrice Tiozzo on February 26, 2005. Michalczewski was fighting for the light-heavyweight WBA title.

      Some of Michalczewski's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Virgil Hill, Andrea Magi, Joey DeGrandis, Asluddin Umarov, Everardo Armenta Jr., Darren Zenner, and Paul Carlo.

      50Feb 26, 200536Fabrice TiozzoLoss *TKO6
      49Oct 18, 200335Julio César GonzálezLoss *SD
      48Mar 29, 200334Derrick HarmonWin *KO9
      47Sep 14, 200234Richard HallWin *TKO10
      46Apr 20, 200233Joey DeGrandisWin *KO2
      45Dec 15, 200133Richard HallWin *TKO11
      44May 5, 200133Alejandro LakatosWin *KO9
      43Dec 16, 200032Ka-Dy KingWin *TKO7
      42Apr 15, 200031Graciano RocchigianiWin *TKO10
      41Aug 28, 199931Montell GriffinWin *TKO4
      40Apr 3, 199930Muslim BiarslanovWin *TKO7
      39Dec 12, 199830Drake ThadziWin *TKO9
      38Sep 19, 199830Mark PrinceWin *KO8
      37Mar 20, 199829Andrea MagiWin *TKO4
      36Dec 13, 199729Darren ZennerWin *RTD6
      35Oct 4, 199729Nicky PiperWin *TKO7
      34Jun 13, 199729Virgil HillWin *UD
      33Dec 13, 199628Christophe GirardWin *TKO8
      32Aug 10, 199628Graciano RocchigianiWin *DQ
      31Jun 8, 199628Christophe GirardWin *UD
      30Apr 6, 199627Asluddin UmarovWin *TKO5
      29Oct 7, 199527Philippe MichelWin *UD
      28Aug 19, 199527Everardo Armenta Jr.Win *KO5
      27May 20, 199527Paul CarloWin *KO4
      26Mar 11, 199526Roberto DominguezWin *KO2
      25Dec 17, 199426Nestor Hipolito GiovanniniWin *KO10
      24Sep 10, 199426Leeonzer BarberWin *UD
      23May 28, 199426Melvin WynnWinKO2
      22Apr 23, 199425David DavisWinKO7
      21Feb 19, 199425David VedderWinDQ
      20Nov 20, 199325Sergio Daniel MeraniWinTD
      19Sep 11, 199325Mwehu BeyaWinPTS
      18Jun 26, 199325Juan Alberto BarreroWinKO5
      17May 22, 199325Noel MageeWinTKO8
      16Apr 3, 199324Pat AlleyWinKO4
      15Feb 13, 199324Ali SaidiWinKO10
      14Jan 12, 199324Willie McDonaldWinKO2
      13Dec 8, 199224Mike PeakWinPTS
      12Nov 17, 199224Keith WilliamsWinTKO2
      11Nov 7, 199224Cecil SimmsWinKO2
      10Sep 29, 199224Steve McCarthyWinDQ
      9Aug 28, 199224Sylvester WhiteWinTKO5
      8Jun 27, 199224Richard BustinWinKO4
      7May 22, 199224Terrence WrightWinTKO2
      6Apr 4, 199223Robert JohnsonWinTKO2
      5Feb 21, 199223Sean MannionWinTKO3
      4Jan 28, 199223Yves MonsieurWinTKO4
      3Jan 10, 199223Zoltan HabdaWinTKO2
      2Oct 15, 199123Peter CenkiWinTKO2
      1Sep 16, 199123Frederic PorterWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Dariusz Michalczewski (Tiger) is a 56-year old retired Polish professional boxer. He was born in Gdańsk, Poland on May 5, 1968. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 1991 to 2005.

      Michalczewski made his professional boxing debut against Frederic Porter at the age of 23 on September 16, 1991, defeating Porter via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 47 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 37 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on September 10, 1994 after 23 professional fights, against Leeonzer Barber for the light-heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Barber via 12 round unanimous decision to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      Dariusz Michalczewski was a one-time undisputed light-heavyweight world champion, and has won four world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Michalczewski's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Michalczewski had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on February 26, 2005 against French boxer Fabrice Tiozzo for Tiozzo's light-heavyweight WBA title. Michalczewski lost the fight via 6th round TKO. It's been 19 years, 4 months, and 17 days since this fight.


      Michalczewski had a total of 27 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and 23 successful title defenses. He won 25 of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Dariusz Michalczewski fought for world titles in four fights and won three of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won four belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 13, 1997+Virgil HillLight-heavyweightWBA, IBFUD
      Dec 17, 1994Nestor Hipolito GiovanniniCruiserweightWBOKO
      Sep 10, 1994Leeonzer BarberLight-heavyweightWBOUD
      + Became undisputed world champion

      Title Defenses

      Dariusz Michalczewski had 24 light-heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won 23 of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 29, 2003Derrick HarmonLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      Sep 14, 2002Richard HallLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Apr 20, 2002Joey DeGrandisLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      Dec 15, 2001Richard HallLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      May 5, 2001Alejandro LakatosLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      Dec 16, 2000Ka-Dy KingLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Apr 15, 2000Graciano RocchigianiLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Aug 28, 1999Montell GriffinLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Apr 3, 1999Muslim BiarslanovLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Dec 12, 1998Drake ThadziLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Sep 19, 1998Mark PrinceLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      Mar 20, 1998Andrea MagiLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Dec 13, 1997Darren ZennerLight-heavyweightWBORTD
      Oct 4, 1997Nicky PiperLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Jun 13, 1997+Virgil HillLight-heavyweightWBOUD
      Dec 13, 1996Christophe GirardLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Aug 10, 1996Graciano RocchigianiLight-heavyweightWBODQ
      Jun 8, 1996Christophe GirardLight-heavyweightWBOUD
      Apr 6, 1996Asluddin UmarovLight-heavyweightWBOTKO
      Oct 7, 1995Philippe MichelLight-heavyweightWBOUD
      Aug 19, 1995Everardo Armenta Jr.Light-heavyweightWBOKO
      May 20, 1995Paul CarloLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      Mar 11, 1995Roberto DominguezLight-heavyweightWBOKO
      + Became undisputed world champion

      Title Losses

      Dariusz Michalczewski lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 18, 2003Julio César GonzálezLight-heavyweightWBOSD


      Michalczewski fought a total of 50 times during his professional career, which includes 27 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 10, 1994: Michalczewski wins his first world title by defeating Leeonzer Barber via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBO light-heavyweight world champion.

      • March 11, 1995: Michalczewski successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Roberto Dominguez, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.

      • May 20, 1995: Michalczewski successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Paul Carlo, winning the fight via 4th round KO.

      • August 19, 1995: Michalczewski successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Everardo Armenta Jr., winning the fight via 5th round KO.

      • April 6, 1996: Michalczewski successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Asluddin Umarov, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • June 13, 1997: Michalczewski becomes the undisputed light-heavyweight world champion by defeating Virgil Hill via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBO, WBA, and IBF light-heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • March 20, 1998: Michalczewski successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Andrea Magi, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • August 28, 1999: Michalczewski successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Montell Griffin, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • April 20, 2002: Michalczewski successfully defends the WBO light-heavyweight title against Joey DeGrandis, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.


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