Dmitry Shakuta

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Dmitry Shakuta
Дзмiтрый Вiктаравiч Шакута
Born Dmitry Shakuta
(1980-08-07) August 7, 1980 (age 33)
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Native name Дзмiтрый Вiктаравiч Шакута
Other names Shok
Nationality Belarus Belarusian
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Division Welterweight
Super Welterweight
Middleweight
Super Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Style Muay Thai
Team SK-55
Kick Fighter (1995–2002)
Trainer Genadi Kapshai
Evgeny Kotelnikov (1995–2002)
Years active 15 (1995– present)
Kickboxing record
Total 97
Wins 82
By knockout 28
Losses 11
By knockout 3
Draws 4
Other information
Website http://www.shakuta.com/
last updated on: March 23, 2013

Dmitry "Shok" Shakuta (Belarusian: Дзмiтрый Вiктаравiч Шакута, born August 7, 1980) is a Belarusian Muay Thai super middleweight kickboxer fighting out of Minsk, Belarus for the SK-55 gym.[1] He is an eight-time amateur and professional world champion who is most well known for being the It's Showtime 77MAX world champion between 2008 and 2009.

Biography/Career[edit]

Born in Minsk, Belarus in one of the strongest Muay Thai practicing nations on the world, Dmitry starting training in the sport aged 12 at the famous Kick Fighter Gym under the tutelage of Evgeni Kotelnikov. He had his first competitive bout(s) aged 13 years at the 1995 C.I.S. Junior Muaythai Championships winning a silver medal at the event in Odessa, Ukraine.[2] Between 1995 and 1997 he would continue to do well in amateur youth competition both at home and abroad - the pinnacle being the winning of a gold medal at the W.A.K.O. world junior championships in '97.[3] Success at junior level was reflected in the adult amateur scene as Dmitry would win more gold medals between 1997 and 2000 encompassing three world and four European championships.[4][5]

After success on the amateur circuit Shakuta decided to test himself in the professional game winning his first title - the IKF International Kickboxing Federation Intercontinental Muay Thai Title on January, 14th, 2000 in Minsk, Belarus when he defeated Fernando Calleros of Albq. New Mexico, USA by unanimous decision.

Shakuta challenged for the IKF International Kickboxing Federation Pro Muay Thai Junior Middleweight World title against Kongnapa on February 26, 2000 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Kongnapa defeated Shakuta in a VERY CLOSE Majority decision, 48-46, 48-46 and 47-47.

He eventually won the IKF International Kickboxing Federation Pro Muay Thai Rules Super Welterweight World title when he defeated Pramuenrit Sithsaeng-a- run of Thailand by KO in Novosibirsk, Russia on June 29, 2000.

He later claimed his second pro title (this time with W.A.K.O. leading him to be named the 2000 "IKF All Around Pro Fighter Of The Year".[6] Dmitry would continue to win titles at both amateur and professional level between 2002 and 2004, picking up three pro world titles and four gold medals in world and European championships also switching gyms in 2002 to join SK-55. In 2003 he signed with the newly formed Thai & Kickbox SuperLeague organization and won his promotional debut at the SuperLeague Germany 2003 event easily defeating opponent Joe White.[7] Involvement with SuperLeague meant that Dmitry could regularly fight against some of the world's top fighters and over the three years he was with the organization until its demise in 2006 he would post an excellent six and one record with wins against the likes of Joerie Mes, Clifton Brown and Shane Chapman only being tempered by a surprise KO loss to Moises Baptista De Sousa.

After SuperLeague ceased to exist Shakuta's record meant that he would be snapped up by the up-and-coming Dutch promotion It's Showtime and he won his debut - a four man tournament - with the organization early 2006. This victory meant he qualified for the organizations inaugural 75MAX tournament later that year in Rotterdam, although he did not go far after being beaten by Ondřej Hutník in the quarter finals.[8] In 2008 after having won a qualifying fight the previous year Dmitry found himself back at the final. This time he went all the way beating a strong line of competitors in Rayen Simson, Sem Braan and Gregory Choplin to emerge victorious, with the victory against his early idol Simson being particularly sweet.[9] Later that year the winner of the 75MAX trophy and the winner of It's Showtime Reality Show faced off in Alkmaar with Dmitry defeating Sem Braan over five rounds to become the first 77MAX world champion.[10]

Over the next couple of years Dmitry would successfully defend his 77MAX world title before losing it in early 2010 to Cosmo Alexandre. He would also make a successful return to amateur competition winning a gold medal at the 2008 Busan TAFISA World Games. He is currently competing in the Tatneft Arena cup in Russia and has not fought with the It's Showtime organization since losing his world title.

Shakuta defeated Sergei Papusha by unanimous decision at Mustang Knock Out Fight Night in Minsk, Belarus on November 18, 2012.[11][12]

He moved up to 86 kg and lost on points to Suleiman Magomedov over five, two-minute rounds at the R-1 event in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on March 23, 2013.[13]

Titles[edit]

  • Amateur:
    • 2008 Busan TAFISA World Games I.F.M.A. Amateur Muaythai Gold -81 kg
    • 2002 W.A.K.O. European Championships Jesolo, Italy Gold -75 kg (Thai-boxing)
    • 2002 I.A.M.T.F. European championships Cyprus Gold -75 kg
    • 2001 W.A.K.O. World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro Gold -75 kg (Thai-boxing)
    • 2001 I.A.M.T.F. World Muaythai Championships, Bangkok Thailand Gold -71 kg
    • 2000 World Cup in Martial Arts Sydney, Australia Gold -71 kg
    • 2000 I.A.M.T.F. Muaythai European Championships, Athens, Greece Gold -71 kg
    • 1999 W.A.K.O. World Championships Caorle, Italy Gold -71 kg (Thai-boxing)
    • 1999 I.A.M.T.F. World Muaythai Championships, Bangkok Thailand Silver -67 kg
    • 1998 W.A.K.O. Kickboxing European Championships, Kiev, Ukraine Gold -60 kg
    • 1998 I.A.M.T.F. Muaythai European Championships, Kalafel, Spain Gold -57 kg
    • 1997 W.P.K.L. European championships Italy Gold -54 kg
    • 1997 W.A.K.O. World Junior Championships, Moscow Russia Gold -54 kg (Full-Contact)
    • 1997 World Muaythai Championships, Bangkok Thailand Bronze -51 kg
    • 1995 CIS Junior Muaythai Championships, Odessa Ukraine Silver -42 kg

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dmitry Shakuta FightLife.ru (Fighter details)". fightlife.ru. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Короли Муай Тай / История клуба Kick Fighter (CIS Junior Muay Thai Championships Odessa Ukraine)". www.kingsmuaythai.com. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Короли Муай Тай / История клуба Kick Fighter (WAKO World Junior Championships Moscow)". www.kingsmuaythai.com. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Dimitri Shakuta - Muay Thai Online (Interview - early career)". www.muaythaionline.org. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  5. ^ "HOW ALL THIS STARTED? - DMITRY SHAKUTA (Biography - early career)". www.shakuta.com. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  6. ^ "NewsDec01 - IKF Kickboxing (Scroll down - mentions IKF and WAKO title fights)". http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/News2001Dec.htm. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  7. ^ "Matchmaking SuperLeague Germany 2003, Unihalle, Wuppertal 27/09/2003 (Results)". http://www.superleague.tv. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  8. ^ "Verslag IT'S SHOWTIME TROPHY 75 MAX 23-9-6 (Dutch Language)". www.mixfight.nl. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  9. ^ "IT`S SHOWTIME FINALE TROPHY MAX 75". www.shakuta.com. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  10. ^ "It's Showtime Alkmaar photo report, 09.06.2008 (Dutch Language)". www.fighttalk.nl. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  11. ^ Dmitri Shakuta kickboxing fighting November 18 Belarus (Video)
  12. ^ Allazov, Shakuta, Akhramenko Return Tomorrow in Belarus
  13. ^ Weekend Winners: Ben Edwards, Sanny Dahlbeck, Suleiman Magomedov, Errol Koning
  14. ^ "Tatneft Cup 2011 2nd selection 1/2 final". www.fightlife.ru. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  15. ^ "Tatneft Cup 2011 2nd selection 1/4 final". www.fightlife.ru. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  16. ^ "Tatneft Cup 2011 3rd selection 1/8 final". www.fightlife.ru. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  17. ^ "Shakuta knocks out polish Rafal Petertil Live on National Sport TV Poland". www.fightmag.net. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  18. ^ http://www.shakuta.com/?p=282
  19. ^ "Sopot, Poland, 14th September 2002". www.muaythaionline.org. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  20. ^ "WMTA WORLD PROFESSIONAL TITLE FIGHTS (BRUTE FORSE, Pattaya, Thailand)". www.muaythai.org.by. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  21. ^ http://www.muaythaionline.org/news/shakuta.html
  22. ^ "BELARUS VS AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY)". www.kingsmuaythai.com. Retrieved 2011-06-05.