Dariusz Michalczewski (Tiger) is a retired Polish professional boxer, who holds Polish and German citizenship. He was born in Gdańsk, Poland on May 5, 1968. Michalczewski made his professional boxing debut at the age of 23 against Frederic Porter on September 16, 1991. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 54 years old, and will be turning 55 in 5 months.
In a career spanning 13 years and 5 months, Dariusz Michalczewski fought 50 times with 48 wins and 2 losses. By his last professional fight on February 26, 2005, Michalczewski's record stood at 48-2 (38 KOs). In total, he fought 311 rounds of professional boxing in 50 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||4|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||20|
|Losses via KO||1|
|50||Feb 26, 2005||36||Fabrice Tiozzo||Loss||TKO6|
|49||Oct 18, 2003||35||Julio César González||Loss||SD|
|48||Mar 29, 2003||34||Derrick Harmon||Win||KO9|
|47||Sep 14, 2002||34||Richard Hall||Win||TKO10|
|46||Apr 20, 2002||33||Joey DeGrandis||Win||KO2|
|45||Dec 15, 2001||33||Richard Hall||Win||TKO11|
|44||May 5, 2001||33||Alejandro Lakatos||Win||KO9|
|43||Dec 16, 2000||32||Ka-Dy King||Win||TKO7|
|42||Apr 15, 2000||31||Graciano Rocchigiani||Win||TKO10|
|41||Aug 28, 1999||31||Montell Griffin||Win||TKO4|
|40||Apr 3, 1999||30||Muslim Biarslanov||Win||TKO7|
|39||Dec 12, 1998||30||Drake Thadzi||Win||TKO9|
|38||Sep 19, 1998||30||Mark Prince||Win||KO8|
|37||Mar 20, 1998||29||Andrea Magi||Win||TKO4|
|36||Dec 13, 1997||29||Darren Zenner||Win||RTD6|
|35||Oct 4, 1997||29||Nicky Piper||Win||TKO7|
|34||Jun 13, 1997||29||Virgil Hill||Win||UD|
|33||Dec 13, 1996||28||Christophe Girard||Win||TKO8|
|32||Aug 10, 1996||28||Graciano Rocchigiani||Win||DQ|
|31||Jun 8, 1996||28||Christophe Girard||Win||UD|
|30||Apr 6, 1996||27||Asluddin Umarov||Win||TKO5|
|29||Oct 7, 1995||27||Philippe Michel||Win||UD|
|28||Aug 19, 1995||27||Everardo Armenta Jr.||Win||KO5|
|27||May 20, 1995||27||Paul Carlo||Win||KO4|
|26||Mar 11, 1995||26||Roberto Dominguez||Win||KO2|
|25||Dec 17, 1994||26||Nestor Hipolito Giovannini||Win||KO10|
|24||Sep 10, 1994||26||Leeonzer Barber||Win||UD|
|23||May 28, 1994||26||Melvin Wynn||Win||KO2|
|22||Apr 23, 1994||25||David Davis||Win||KO7|
|21||Feb 19, 1994||25||David Vedder||Win||DQ|
|20||Nov 20, 1993||25||Sergio Daniel Merani||Win||TD|
|19||Sep 11, 1993||25||Mwehu Beya||Win||PTS|
|18||Jun 26, 1993||25||Juan Alberto Barrero||Win||KO5|
|17||May 22, 1993||25||Noel Magee||Win||TKO8|
|16||Apr 3, 1993||24||Pat Alley||Win||KO4|
|15||Feb 13, 1993||24||Ali Saidi||Win||KO10|
|14||Jan 12, 1993||24||Willie McDonald||Win||KO2|
|13||Dec 8, 1992||24||Mike Peak||Win||PTS|
|12||Nov 17, 1992||24||Keith Williams||Win||TKO2|
|11||Nov 7, 1992||24||Cecil Simms||Win||KO2|
|10||Sep 29, 1992||24||Steve McCarthy||Win||DQ|
|9||Aug 28, 1992||24||Sylvester White||Win||TKO5|
|8||Jun 27, 1992||24||Richard Bustin||Win||KO4|
|7||May 22, 1992||24||Terrence Wright||Win||TKO2|
|6||Apr 4, 1992||23||Robert Johnson||Win||TKO2|
|5||Feb 21, 1992||23||Sean Mannion||Win||TKO3|
|4||Jan 28, 1992||23||Yves Monsieur||Win||TKO4|
|3||Jan 10, 1992||23||Zoltan Habda||Win||TKO2|
|2||Oct 15, 1991||23||Peter Cenki||Win||TKO2|
|1||Sep 16, 1991||23||Frederic Porter||Win||TKO2|
Dariusz Michalczewski was active from from 1991 to 2005. He started boxing professionally at 23 years of age; Michalczewski debuted against Frederic Porter on September 16, 1991, and defeated Porter via 2nd round TKO.
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. Michalczewski defeated Barber via 12 round unanimous decision to become the new light-heavyweight champion of the world.
Michalczewski was a world champion in two different weight classes. His notable victories include wins over Virgil Hill, Andrea Magi, Joey DeGrandis, Asluddin Umarov, Everardo Armenta Jr., Paul Carlo, and Darren Zenner. For a complete list of Michalczewski's best performances refer to Dariusz Michalczewski's best fights.
His last professional fight was on February 26, 2005 against Fabrice Tiozzo for Tiozzo's light-heavyweight WBA title. Michalczewski lost the fight via 6th round TKO. It's been 17 years, 9 months, and 9 days since this fight.
These two fights are the highlight of of Dariusz Michalczewski's boxing career.
A 26-year old Dariusz Michalczewski with a record of 23-0 had his first world title fight against Leeonzer Barber for Barber's WBO light-heavyweight belt. Michalczewski defeated Leeonzer Barber via 12th round unanimous decision to win the WBO light-heavyweight title.
A 29-year old Dariusz Michalczewski with a record of 33-0 faced Virgil Hill, who was 33 years old with a record of 43-1 in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout. Michalczewski deafeated Hill via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA and IBF light-heavyweight titles and retain the WBO light-heavyweight title.
Dariusz Michalczewski fought for world titles in four fights and won three of them. In total, he won four belts in two weight classes: light-heavyweight (WBA, IBF, WBO) and heavyweight (WBO). He was a one-time undisputed light-heavyweight world champion.
|Jun 13, 1997+||Virgil Hill||lHV||WBA, IBF|
|Dec 17, 1994||Nestor Hipolito Giovannini||HV||WBO|
|Sep 10, 1994||Leeonzer Barber||lHV||WBO|
Michalczewski knocked out 38 of his 50 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 76%. Of his total 48 wins, 38 of them were via KO (79.2%).
Dariusz Michalczewski had a total of two losses in 50 fights — both of them in title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Julio César González via 12 round SD in his 49th fight — his 48 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He has been stopped once and lost once via decision.
Fabrice Tiozzo and Julio César González are the two boxers who have beaten Michalczewski. For more details about these defeats, refer to All of Dariusz Michalczewski's losses.