|Real name||Andriy Kotelnyk|
|Rated at||light welterweight|
December 29, 1977 |
|Wins by KO||13|
|Olympic medal record|
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.
Kotelnik reportedly had an amateur record of 135-15.
- 1995 won the Junior European Championship in Siofok, Hungary as a flyweight
- 1997 competed as a Featherweight at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Results were:
- 2000 won the silver medal as a Lightweight at the Sydney Olympics. Results were:
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. 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. On August 7, 2010, Kotelnik lost to Devon Alexander by a controversial unanimous decision, with the three judges at ringside scoring 116-112.
Professional boxing record
|31 Wins (13 knockouts), 4 Losses, 1 Draws|
|Loss||31–4-1||Devon Alexander||UD||12 (12)||2010-08-07||Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA||For IBF light welterweight title
WBC light welterweight title.
|Loss||31–3-1||Amir Khan||UD||12 (12)||2009-07-18||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom||Loss WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||31–2-1||Marcos Maidana||SD||12 (12)||2009-02-07||Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany]||Retain WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||30–2-1||Norio Kimura||UD||12 (12)||2008-09-13||Sportpalace Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine||Retain WBA Light Welterweight title.|
- "The Official Site of Andriy Kotelnyk".
- News and Pictures of Andriy Kotelnyk
- Professional boxing record for Andreas Kotelnik from BoxRec
|WBA Super Lightweight Champion
March 22, 2007 – July 18, 2009