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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.
|34||Jun 4, 2005||35||Ricky Hatton||Loss *||RTD11|
|33||Nov 6, 2004||35||Sharmba Mitchell||Win *||TKO3|
|32||Jan 19, 2003||33||Jesse James Leija||Win *||RTD6|
|31||May 18, 2002||32||Ben Tackie||Win *||UD|
|30||Nov 3, 2001||32||Zab Judah||Win *||TKO2|
|29||Jun 23, 2001||31||Oktay Urkal||Win *||UD|
|28||Feb 3, 2001||31||Sharmba Mitchell||Win *||RTD7|
|27||Jul 29, 2000||30||Julio César Chávez||Win *||TKO6|
|26||Feb 12, 2000||30||Ahmed Santos||Win *||TKO8|
|25||Aug 21, 1999||29||Miguel Angel Gonzalez||Win *||TKO10|
|24||Nov 28, 1998||29||Diosbelys Hurtado||Win||TKO5|
|23||Aug 15, 1998||28||Rafael Ruelas||Win||TKO9|
|22||Apr 5, 1998||28||Calvin Grove||Win||KO1|
|21||Dec 6, 1997||28||Ismael Armando Chaves||Win||TKO3|
|20||May 31, 1997||27||Vince Phillips||Loss *||TKO10|
|19||Jan 18, 1997||27||Leonardo Mas||NC||TD|
|18||Sep 14, 1996||26||Jan Piet Bergman||Win *||KO6|
|17||May 24, 1996||26||Corey Johnson||Win *||KO4|
|16||Jan 20, 1996||26||Hugo Pineda||Win *||TKO11|
|15||Jun 25, 1995||25||Roger Mayweather||Win *||UD|
|14||Jan 28, 1995||25||Jake Rodríguez||Win *||TKO6|
|13||Aug 29, 1994||24||Pedro Sanchez||Win||TKO4|
|12||May 2, 1994||24||Angel Hernandez||Win||RTD7|
|11||Jan 11, 1994||24||Hector Lopez||Win||UD|
|10||Aug 23, 1993||23||Livingstone Bramble||Win||UD|
|9||Jun 18, 1993||23||Robert Rivera||Win||KO1|
|8||May 14, 1993||23||Larry LaCoursiere||Win||TKO1|
|7||Jan 30, 1993||23||Steve Larrimore||Win||TKO2|
|6||Nov 13, 1992||23||Sammy Fuentes||Win||TKO1|
|5||Sep 11, 1992||22||Daniel Ricardo Cusato||Win||TKO7|
|4||Jul 23, 1992||22||Juan Laporte||Win||UD|
|3||May 7, 1992||22||Tony Jones||Win||TKO2|
|2||Apr 2, 1992||22||Nedrick Simmons||Win||KO1|
|1||Mar 1, 1992||22||Darrell Hiles||Win||TKO1|
* World-title fight
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 "Kostya Tszyu World Titles".
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, 6 months, and 5 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Tszyu's fights refer to "All of Kostya Tszyu's fights".
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.
Tszyu was a super-lightweight world champion. He has held five world titles at the super-lightweight weight division, two of which were vacant title wins, and the rest three were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Super-lightweight||WBA, WBC, IBF 2x, The Ring|