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Sultan Ibragimov Record

Total Fights24
Title Wins1
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins17
KO Losses0
Sultan Ibragimov Record & Stats
Sultan Ibragimov's Record
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      What is Sultan Ibragimov's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning five years and eight months, Sultan Ibragimov fought 24 times with 22 wins, a single loss, and 1 draw.

      Ibragimov retired from professional boxing with a record of 22-1-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win and one successful title defense fight. He had a 70.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 17 of his total 24 fights being knockout wins. The only loss in Ibragimov's career was a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Wladimir Klitschko on February 23, 2008. Ibragimov lost the heavyweight WBO title to Klitschko in this fight.

      Some of Ibragimov's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield, Shannon Briggs, Lance Whitaker, Javier Mora, Al Cole, Zuri Lawrence, and Friday Ahunanya.

      24Feb 23, 200832Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *UD
      23Oct 13, 200732Evander HolyfieldWin *UD
      22Jun 2, 200732Shannon BriggsWin *UD
      21Mar 10, 200732Javier MoraWinTKO1
      20Jul 28, 200631Ray AustinDrawSD
      19Dec 15, 200530Lance WhitakerWinTKO7
      18Sep 16, 200530Friday AhunanyaWinTD
      17Jun 24, 200530Andy SampleWinTKO1
      16Apr 22, 200530Zuri LawrenceWinTKO11
      15Mar 3, 200529Al ColeWinTKO3
      14Dec 11, 200429James WaltonWinTKO6
      13Oct 16, 200429Najee ShaheedWinKO3
      12Aug 28, 200429Onebo MaximeWinTKO5
      11Mar 10, 200429Alexey OsokinWinUD
      10Jan 29, 200428Piotr SapunWinKO1
      9Sep 12, 200328Sedrak AgagulyanWinTKO1
      8Jun 6, 200328Marcus McGeeWinTKO8
      7Apr 22, 200328Carlos BarceleteWinKO3
      6Mar 26, 200328Chad ButlerWinUD
      5Dec 20, 200227Lincoln LukeWinRTD2
      4Dec 6, 200227Clarence GoinsWinTKO1
      3Oct 18, 200227Leroy HollisWinTKO1
      2Jun 7, 200227John PhillipsWinTKO1
      1May 25, 200227Tracy WilliamsWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Sultan Ibragimov is a 49-year old retired Russian professional boxer. He was born in Tlyarata, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on March 8, 1975. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 5 years — from 2002 to 2008.

      Ibragimov made his professional boxing debut against Tracy Williams at the age of 27 on May 25, 2002, defeating Williams via 1st round KO. He went on to win 18 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 15 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 32 on June 2, 2007 after 21 professional fights, against Shannon Briggs for the heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Briggs via 12 round unanimous decision to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Ibragimov has won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Ibragimov's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Ibragimov had just a single loss in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a heavyweight title unification bout against Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko on February 23, 2008. Ibragimov lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision — and lost his WBO title. It's been 16 years, 3 months, and 29 days since this fight.


      Ibragimov had a total of three world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Sultan Ibragimov fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 2, 2007Shannon BriggsHeavyweightWBOUD

      Title Defenses

      Sultan Ibragimov had two heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Oct 13, 2007Evander HolyfieldHeavyweightWBOUD

      Title Losses

      Sultan Ibragimov lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Feb 23, 2008Wladimir KlitschkoHeavyweightWBOUD


      Ibragimov fought a total of 24 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 3, 2005: Sultan Ibragimov puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Al Cole via 3rd round TKO.

      • December 15, 2005: Sultan Ibragimov beats Lance Whitaker via 7th round TKO.

      • June 2, 2007: Ibragimov wins his first world title by defeating Shannon Briggs via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBO heavyweight world champion.

      • October 13, 2007: Ibragimov successfully defends the WBO heavyweight title against Evander Holyfield, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


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