Adrian Diaconu

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Adrian Diaconu
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Real name Adrian Diaconu
Nickname(s) The Shark
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Height 5 ft. 9 in. (175 cm.)
Reach 72" (183 cm.)
Nationality Romania Romanian
Born (1978-06-09) 9 June 1978 (age 36)
Ploieşti, Romania
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 27
Wins by KO 15
Losses 3
Draws

0

Official Site
Adrian Diaconu
Medal record
Competitor for  Romania
Men's Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Budapest Light Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 1999 Houston Middleweight
European Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Minsk Light Middleweight

Adrian Diaconu (born (1978-06-09)9 June 1978 in Ploieşti, Prahova, Romania)[1] is a Romanian former professional boxer, who fought out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Amateur highlights[edit]

Diaconu represented Romania at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as a Middleweight.

Olympic results were:

Professional career[edit]

Following the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Diaconu turned professional as a light heavyweight. He then went onto win his first title in June 2005, taking the Canadian Light Heavyweight Title after a 5th round knockout of Conal MacPhee. In December 2005, Diaconu won the WBC International Light Heavyweight Title after knocking out Darrin Humphrey (then 21-4). He followed that win up by defeating Max Heyman to take the vacant NABA Light Heavyweight and Trans American Light Heavyweight titles. Diaconu vacated his Canadian title to face Rico Hoye in a WBC Light Heavyweight eliminator bout.[1] He was successful, dominating Hoye (then 21-1) until a referee TKO stoppage in the 3rd round.title=Fight:1171651 The fight was the headline bout of ESPNs Wednesday Night Fights held on 9 May 2007 after being postponed from its original 23 March date. With the win, Diaconu became the mandatory challenger for then WBC World Champion Chad Dawson.[2] On 19 April 2008, Diaconu won the WBC World Light Heavyweight Interim Championship with a twelve-round unanimous decision over Chris Henry in Bucharest, Romania, the interim title being commissioned to allow Dawson to make an optional defense after a previous injury-produced delay to the mandated bout. In July 2008, Diaconu was elevated to full champion after Dawson vacated the title to avoid having to make the mandatory defense.[2]

He lost his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against Jean Pascal on 19 June 2009 and also lost a rematch on 11 December 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Diaconu's last fight was on 21 May 2011 against Chad Dawson, who defeated Diaconu by a unanimous decision after twelve rounds.

Adrian Diaconu announced his retirement from boxing, stating that he felt a lack of support from Interbox to obtain for him important fights.[3] Jean Pascal and Chad Dawson were the only people to defeat the Romanian inside the boxing ring.

Trivia[edit]

In October 2007, David Haye described Diaconu as "the future of the light heavyweight division." [4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

27 Wins (15 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Losses, 0 Draws[3]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 27-3 United States Chad Dawson UD 12 (12) 2011-05-21 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 27-2 United States Omar Sheika UD 10 2010-10-15 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec First fight in 10 months.
Loss 26-2 Canada Jean Pascal UD 12 2009-12-11 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec For WBC Light Heavyweight title.
Loss 26-1 Canada Jean Pascal UD 12 2009-05-19 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Lost WBC Light Heavyweight title.
Win 26-0 Canada David Whittom UD 8 (8) 2009-04-04 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 25-0 United States Chris Henry UD 12 2008-04-19 Romania Sala Polivalentă, Bucharest Won interim WBC Light Heavyweight title.
Win 24-0 United States Rico Hoye TKO 3(12), 0:32 2007-05-09 Canada Studio Mel's, Montreal, Quebec
Win 23-0 United States Orlando Rivera UD 10 2006-09-15 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 22-0 South Africa Andre Thysse UD 12 2006-05-16 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Retained WBC International Light Heavyweight title.
Win 21-0 United States Max Heyman KO 4(12), 3:00 2006-03-24 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Won vacant NABA Light Heavyweight and vacant TAB (Trans America Boxing) Light Heavyweight titles.
Win 20-0 United States Darrin Humphrey TKO 11(12), 2:56 2005-12-02 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Won vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight title.
Win 19-0 Canada Conal MacPhee TKO 2(10), 2:00 2005-09-16 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Retained Canada Light Heavyweight title.
Win 18-0 Canada Conal MacPhee TKO 5(10), 3:00 2005-05-03 Canada Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal, Quebec Won vacant Canada Light Heavyweight title.
Win 17-0 United States James Crawford TKO 1(8) 2005-04-12 Romania Siderurgistul Hall, Galaţi, Galaţi
Win 16-0 United States Jesse Sanders TKO 4(6), 3:00 2005-03-18 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 15-0 Brazil Roberto Coelho UD 10 2004-03-20 Canada Casino de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec
Win 14-0 United States Rico Cason TKO 3(8), 2:45 2003-12-20 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 13-0 United States Tiwon Taylor KO 2(8), 1:14 2003-11-22 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 12-0 United States Ronald Cobbs TKO 3(6) 2003-05-17 United States Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Win 11-0 Cameroon Isidore Janvier UD 8 2003-04-05 Germany Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony
Win 10-0 United States Ron Johnson KO 1(8), 1:44 2003-02-28 Canada Aréna Leonard Grondin, Granby, Quebec
Win 9-0 United States Shaun Creegan UD 8 2002-12-14 United States Dorchester Armory, Dorchester, Massachusetts
Win 8-0 United States Kenny Bowman UD 6 2002-09-06 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 7-0 Lithuania Ganny Dovidovas KO 3(8) 2002-05-31 Romania Sala Polivalentă, Bucharest
Win 6-0 Trinidad and Tobago Melroy Corbin UD 6 2002-04-26 Canada Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
Win 5-0 Canada Francis Doiron KO 1(6), 1:40 2001-11-30 Canada Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 4-0 Canada Claudio Ortiz UD 4 2001-07-20 Canada Stade L.P. Gaucher, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Win 3-0 United States Eric Olds UD 4 2001-07-10 Canada Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 2-0 Canada Todd Black KO 1(4), 0:36 2001-06-05 Canada Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Win 1-0 Canada Mark Newton TKO 1(4), 2:34 2001-03-02 Canada Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec Diaconu's professional debut.

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Vacant
Title last held by
Roy Jones, Jr.
WBC Light Heavyweight Interim Champion
19 April 2008 – 11 July 2008
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Chad Dawson
Preceded by
Chad Dawson
Vacated
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
11 July 2008 – 19 June 2009
Succeeded by
Jean Pascal