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Kostya Tszyu Record

Total Fights34
Title Wins5
Title Defenses12
Title-Fight KOs11
KO Wins25
KO Losses2
Kostya Tszyu Record & Stats
Kostya Tszyu's Record
Kostya Tszyu's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Kostya Tszyu's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and three months, Kostya Tszyu fought 34 times with 31 wins, 2 losses, and 1 no-contest.

      Tszyu retired from professional boxing with a record of 31-2, which included five super-lightweight world-title wins and 12 successful title defense fights. He had a 75.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 25 of his total 34 fights being knockout wins, 11 of which were in title fights. Tszyu lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 11th round RTD defeat to Ricky Hatton on June 4, 2005. Tszyu lost the super-lightweight IBF and The Ring titles to Hatton in this fight.

      Some of Tszyu's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Julio César Chávez, Zab Judah, Sharmba Mitchell, Ben Tackie, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Jesse James Leija, and Oktay Urkal.

      34Jun 4, 200535Ricky HattonLoss *RTD11
      33Nov 6, 200435Sharmba MitchellWin *TKO3
      32Jan 19, 200333Jesse James LeijaWin *RTD6
      31May 18, 200232Ben TackieWin *UD
      30Nov 3, 200132Zab JudahWin *TKO2
      29Jun 23, 200131Oktay UrkalWin *UD
      28Feb 3, 200131Sharmba MitchellWin *RTD7
      27Jul 29, 200030Julio César ChávezWin *TKO6
      26Feb 12, 200030Ahmed SantosWin *TKO8
      25Aug 21, 199929Miguel Angel GonzalezWin *TKO10
      24Nov 28, 199829Diosbelys HurtadoWinTKO5
      23Aug 15, 199828Rafael RuelasWinTKO9
      22Apr 5, 199828Calvin GroveWinKO1
      21Dec 6, 199728Ismael Armando ChavesWinTKO3
      20May 31, 199727Vince PhillipsLoss *TKO10
      19Jan 18, 199727Leonardo MasNCTD
      18Sep 14, 199626Jan Piet BergmanWin *KO6
      17May 24, 199626Corey JohnsonWin *KO4
      16Jan 20, 199626Hugo PinedaWin *TKO11
      15Jun 25, 199525Roger MayweatherWin *UD
      14Jan 28, 199525Jake RodríguezWin *TKO6
      13Aug 29, 199424Pedro SanchezWinTKO4
      12May 2, 199424Angel HernandezWinRTD7
      11Jan 11, 199424Hector LopezWinUD
      10Aug 23, 199323Livingstone BrambleWinUD
      9Jun 18, 199323Robert RiveraWinKO1
      8May 14, 199323Larry LaCoursiereWinTKO1
      7Jan 30, 199323Steve LarrimoreWinTKO2
      6Nov 13, 199223Sammy FuentesWinTKO1
      5Sep 11, 199222Daniel Ricardo CusatoWinTKO7
      4Jul 23, 199222Juan LaporteWinUD
      3May 7, 199222Tony JonesWinTKO2
      2Apr 2, 199222Nedrick SimmonsWinKO1
      1Mar 1, 199222Darrell HilesWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Kostya Tszyu (Thunder from Down Under) is a 54-year old retired Australian professional boxer. He was born in Serov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on September 19, 1969. He is a former super-lightweight world champion. Tszyu was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2011. His professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 1992 to 2005.

      Tszyu made his professional boxing debut against Darrell Hiles at the age of 22 on March 1, 1992, defeating Hiles via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 17 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on January 28, 1995 after 13 professional fights, against Jake Rodríguez for the super-lightweight IBF title. He defeated Rodríguez via 6th round TKO to become the super-lightweight champion of the world.

      Kostya Tszyu was a undisputed super-lightweight world champion, and has won five world titles at super-lightweight. For all the details about Tszyu's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

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

      His last professional fight was a super-lightweight title defense bout against British boxer Ricky Hatton on June 4, 2005. Tszyu lost the fight via 11th round RTD — and lost his IBF and The Ring titles. It's been 18 years, 11 months, and 20 days since this fight.


      Tszyu had a total of 16 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and 12 successful title defenses. He won 14 of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Kostya Tszyu fought for super-lightweight world titles in four fights and won all four of them via stoppage. In total, he won five super-lightweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Nov 3, 2001+Zab JudahSuper-lightweightIBF, The Ring*TKO
      Feb 3, 2001^Sharmba MitchellSuper-lightweightWBA (Super)RTD
      Aug 21, 1999Miguel Angel GonzalezSuper-lightweightWBC*TKO
      Jan 28, 1995Jake RodríguezSuper-lightweightIBFTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Kostya Tszyu had 14 super-lightweight world-title defense fights. He won 12 of them and lost two times.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Nov 6, 2004Sharmba MitchellSuper-lightweightIBF, The RingTKO
      Jan 19, 2003Jesse James LeijaSuper-lightweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingRTD
      May 18, 2002Ben TackieSuper-lightweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingUD
      Nov 3, 2001+Zab JudahSuper-lightweightWBA (Super), WBCTKO
      Jun 23, 2001Oktay UrkalSuper-lightweightWBA (Super), WBCUD
      Feb 3, 2001^Sharmba MitchellSuper-lightweightWBCRTD
      Jul 29, 2000Julio César ChávezSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Feb 12, 2000Ahmed SantosSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Sep 14, 1996Jan Piet BergmanSuper-lightweightIBFKO
      May 24, 1996Corey JohnsonSuper-lightweightIBFKO
      Jan 20, 1996Hugo PinedaSuper-lightweightIBFTKO
      Jun 25, 1995Roger MayweatherSuper-lightweightIBFUD
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Kostya Tszyu lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 4, 2005Ricky HattonSuper-lightweightIBF, The RingRTD
      May 31, 1997Vince PhillipsSuper-lightweightIBFTKO


      Tszyu fought a total of 34 times during his professional career, which includes 16 world-title fights at the super-lightweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances in his fights. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • January 28, 1995: Tszyu wins his first world title by defeating Jake Rodríguez via 6th round TKO. He is now the IBF super-lightweight world champion.

      • August 15, 1998: Kostya Tszyu beats Rafael Ruelas via 9th round TKO.

      • August 21, 1999: Tszyu wins the WBC super-lightweight title from Miguel Angel Gonzalez, by beating Gonzalez via 10th round TKO.

      • July 29, 2000: Tszyu successfully defends the WBC super-lightweight title against Julio César Chávez, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.

      • February 3, 2001: Tszyu becomes a unified super-lightweight world champion by beating Sharmba Mitchell via 7th round RTD. He now holds the WBC and WBA (Super) super-lightweight world-champion belts.

      • June 23, 2001: Tszyu successfully defends the WBA (Super) and WBC super-lightweight titles against Oktay Urkal, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 3, 2001: Tszyu becomes the undisputed super-lightweight world champion by defeating Zab Judah via 2nd round TKO. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and The Ring super-lightweight world-champion belts.

      • May 18, 2002: Tszyu successfully defends the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Ben Tackie, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 6, 2004: Tszyu successfully defends the IBF and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Sharmba Mitchell, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.


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