Andreas Kotelnik

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Andreas Kotelnik
Андрій Котельник
Andreas Kotelnik.jpg
Real name Andriy Kotelnyk
Nickname(s) Kotelya
Rated at light welterweight
Height 5' 7½"
Nationality Ukraine Ukrainian
Born (1977-12-29) December 29, 1977 (age 36)
Lviv, Ukraine
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 31
Wins by KO 13
Losses 4
Draws 1
No contests 0
Olympic medal record
Men's boxing
Silver 2000 Sydney Lightweight

Andriy "Andreas" Kotelnyk (Ukrainian: Андрій Котельник; born December 29, 1977) is a Ukrainian boxer who won the Lightweight Silver Medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He is a former WBA light welterweight champion.

Amateur record[edit]

Kotelnik reportedly had an amateur record of 135-15.

Professional career[edit]

Kotelnik turned pro in 2000 and won his first 23 bouts prior to losing to Souleymane M'baye in Paris in 2004 via split decision. In 2005 he lost in a European title clash to Junior Witter on a close unanimous decision, but later in the year defeated former Olympic gold medallist Mohamad Abdulaev. Kotelnik beat Gavin Rees for the WBA light-welterweight title on 22 March 2008 in the Cardiff International Arena via 12th round TKO and made his first successful defence in his hometown of L'viv against Japanese champion Norio Kimura.

Kotelnik was scheduled to face Dmitry Salita on the undercard of the Joe Calzaghe / Roy Jones Jr. clash in November 2008, but had to pull out due to injury. Consequently, he faced mandatory challenger Marcos Maidana on February 7, 2009, in Rostock. The fight went the full 12 rounds, with Kotelnik winning via controversial split decision.

He was scheduled to defend his title on June 27, 2009, against Amir Khan, but the fight was postponed 3 weeks due to Kontelnik suffering from a tooth infection which required minor surgery.[1] The venue for the bout was the M.E.N Arena in Manchester on 18 July, with the winner to face undefeated Dmitry Salita (30-0-1), the "Star of David". Kotelnik lost via unanimous decision, with the judges at ringside scoring the bout 120-108, 118-111, 118-111.[2] On August 7, 2010, Kotelnik lost to Devon Alexander by a controversial unanimous decision, with the three judges at ringside scoring 116-112.[3]

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (13 knockouts), 4 Losses, 1 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 31–4-1 United States Devon Alexander UD 12 (12) 2010-08-07 United States Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA For IBF light welterweight title

WBC light welterweight title.

Loss 31–3-1 United Kingdom Amir Khan UD 12 (12) 2009-07-18 United Kingdom M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom Loss WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 31–2-1 Argentina Marcos Maidana SD 12 (12) 2009-02-07 Germany Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany] Retain WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 30–2-1 Japan Norio Kimura UD 12 (12) 2008-09-13 Ukraine Sportpalace Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine Retain WBA Light Welterweight title.

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Preceded by
Gavin Rees
WBA Super Lightweight Champion
March 22, 2007 – July 18, 2009
Succeeded by
Amir Khan