Ermano Fegatilli

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Ermano Fegatilli
Ermano Fegatilli.jpg
Nickname(s) Il Dottore
Rated at Super Featherweight
Nationality Belgium Belgian
Italy Italian
Born (1984-08-19) 19 August 1984 (age 30)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 25
Wins by KO 5
Losses 4
Draws 0
No contests 0

Ermano Fegatilli (born 19 August 1984 in Ougrée, Belgium) is a Belgium-based Italian boxer.

He is the former European Boxing Union Super Featherweight champion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Fegatilli holds a Master's Degree in Economics with the highest honours from Liège University, making him arguably the cleverest boxer in the world.[2] Hence his nickname Il Dottore.

Fegatilli combines work and boxing and is currently a full-time employee as a health management project consultant at the University Hospital of Liège.

Boxing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Fegatilli's amateur career was a rather short one, finishing at 25-2-2 and becoming Belgian champ in four consecutive years since 2001.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Fegatilli started his professional career in 2005. He is the Belgian Champion since 2008. In May 2007 he won the European Boxing Union European Union (EBU-EU) Super Featherweight title against Italian champion Antonio De Vitis.

As of February 2012 Fegatilli is ranked #9 by the WBC.[4] and is therefore official title challenger for both the WBC and WBA world titles.

Fegatilli is being promoted by GMG Boxing Promotion and managed by Mirco Giuliani.

His trainers are Martin Jansen (head trainer/coach and cutman), Sandro Menconi (co-trainer), Urbano Giuliani and Dimitrios Mevroudis.

Winning the EBU Super Featherweight Championship[edit]

Fegatilli vs Foster Jr.

On 26 February 2011 Fegatilli won the EBU Super Featherweight Title by beating Stephen Foster Jr., 30, in the Premier Suite at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium, England, United Kingdom. This was Fegatilli's biggest win to date. Foster Jr. was knocked down a total of five times yet lasted to the final bell.[5] Relatively unknown and a 13-2 underdog before this fight, Il Dottore surprised many with the result.[6]

Final scores were 140-110 and 114-109 twice, making Fegatilli the winner by unanimous decision. Foster was knocked down once in round nine, three times in round 10 and once more in round 11. Foster Jr. gave a good account of himself in the first seven rounds but Fegatilli's consistent body attack and high workrate proved to be too much for Foster Jr, who had stopped Levan Kirakosyan in three rounds in October 2010.[7][8]

First title defense[edit]

Fegatilli was set to make a voluntary defense of his European title against tough Frenchmen and EBU-EU super featherweight champion Karim Chakim in October [9] but French promotor Gilbert Tesseron cancelled the fight just 4 days before it was to take place because of financial reasons.[10]

Ermano defended his EBU title on 25 February against Italian Antonio De Vitis in the latter one's hometown of Savigliano, Italy. Fegatilli remained on the attack in a technically thrilling bout. A cut on the head of De Vitis caused a stoppage in round 6. Fegatilli won a close-but-clear majority decision.

Non-title fight[edit]

Because of the cancellation of the fight against Chakim Fegatilli's management was forced to organize a bout to keep Ermano's high world rank spot secured.

On 23 December 2011 Fegatilli faced Dutch-Nigerian boxer Innocent Anyanwu in Liege, Belgium. Ermano won the fight by unanimous decision.

Losing his title[edit]

On 21 July 2012 Fegatilli lost his title in a close and questionable decision to Italy's Devis Boschiero.

The fight was very close and entertaining to watch but on the scorecards but all three judges scored the contest for the local challenger Boschiero. Many people protested for a rematch.


On 28 September 2012 Fegatilli returned home to Gent, Belgium to face journeyman Michael Isaac Carrero.

He dominated the overmatched Michael Carrero over eight rounds quite clearly winning a near-shutout Unanimous Decision.

Karim Chakim trilogy[edit]

On 29 March 2013 Ermano Fegatilli once again fought at the Topsportal - This time with vengeance in mind. In a trilogy fight with past rival Karim Chakim, Ermano Fegatilli fought past the French veteran in a highly impressive 80-72 victory. This fight sparked him back into Super Featherweight title contention.

Professional boxing record[edit]

25 Wins (5 knockouts, 20 decisions), 4 Losses (0 knockouts, 4 decisions), 0 Draws[11]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 25-4 Italy Antonio De Vitis TD 7 (12) 2012-02-25 Italy Bocciodromo, Savigliano, Italy Retained EBU Super Featherweight Title
Win 24-4 Netherlands Innocent Anyanwu UD 8 2011-12-23 Belgium Salle Omnisport, Oupeye, Belgium
Win 23-4 England Stephen Foster UD 12 2011-02-26 England Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England Won EBU Super Featherweight Title
Win 22-4 Belgium Pascal Bouchez UD 6 2010-04-17 Belgium Deux Acren, Lessines, Belgium
Win 21-4 Poland Maurycy Gojko UD 6 2010-02-20 Belgium Salle de la Prehalle, Herstal, Belgium
Win 20-4 Morocco Samir Boukrara UD 6 2009-11-28 Belgium Salle Omnisport, Oupeye, Belgium
Win 19-4 France Alix Djavoiev UD 6 2009-11-01 Belgium Stedelijke Sporthalle, Izegem, Belgium
Win 18-4 Poland Maurycy Gojok UD 4 2009-10-10 Belgium Salle Omnisport, Cheratte, Belgium
Win 17-4 Spain Jesus Garcia Escalona UD 8 2009-05-09 Belgium Hall Omnisport, Loncin, Belgium
Win 16-4 Belgium Pascal Bouchez TKO 3 (6) 2009-02-21 Belgium Hall Omnisport de Herstal, Herstal, Belgium
Win 15-4 Slovakia Ivan Godor UD 6 2008-11-22 Belgium Vise, Belgium
Loss 14-4 Germany Vitali Tajbert UD 8 2008-08-29 Germany Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany
Win 14-3 Czech Republic Araik Sachbazjan UD 10 2008-05-30 Belgium Vise, Belgium Won vacant Belgium Super Featherweight Title
Win 13-3 Armenia Gagik Martirosyan UD 10 2008-02-23 Belgium Herstal, Belgium Won TWBA Super Featherweight Title
Loss 12-3 Spain Jesus Garcia Escalona SD 12 2007-11-17 Belgium Complexe Sportif, Andenne, Belgium Lost EBU-EU Super Featherweight Title
Win 12-2 Belgium Pascal Bouchez PTS 6 2007-09-29 Belgium Centre Sportif, Soumagne, Belgium
Win 11-2 Italy Antonio De Vitis MD 12 2007-05-05 Belgium Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgium Won vacant EBU-EU Super Featherweight Title
Win 10-2 Romania Andrei Florin KO 1 (6) 2007-02-24 Belgium Herstal, Belgium
Loss 9-2 Italy Devis Boschiero UD 10 2006-12-17 Italy Battaglia Terme, Padova, Italy For vacant IBF Youth Super Featherweight Title
Win 9-1 Slovakia Elemir Rafael TKO 5 (6) 2006-10-21 Belgium Complexe Sportif de la Spetz, Arlon, Belgium
Win 8-1 France Karim Chakim UD 8 2006-05-27 Belgium Salle Omnisports, Vise, Belgium
Loss 7-1 France Karim Chakim PTS 6 2006-04-08 Belgium Flemalle, Belgium
Win 7-0 Slovakia Robert Zsemberi TKO 1 (6) 2006-02-25 Belgium Herstal, Belgium
Win 6-0 France Kamel Guerfi PTS 8 2005-12-02 Luxembourg Dudelange, Luxembourg
Win 5-0 Romania Andrei Florin UD 4 2005-11-26 Belgium Verviers, Belgium
Win 4-0 Belgium Miloud Saadi PTS 4 2005-10-22 Belgium Arlon, Belgium
Win 3-0 Poland Piotr Niesporek TKO 3 (4) 2005-09-30 Belgium Amay, Belgium
Win 2-0 Poland Damian Lawniczak UD 4 2005-05-21 Belgium Vise, Belgium
Win 1-0 Russia Sergey Babushkin PTS 4 2005-04-23 Belgium Salle La Ruche, Herstal, Belgium Fegatilli's professional debut


  1. ^ Fightnews (2011-2-26) Fegatilli takes Foster's Euro belt Retrieved 2011-3-31
  2. ^ Boxingnews24 (2011-1-24) Stephen Foster vs. Ermano Fegatilli on 2/26 Boxingnews24. Retrieved 201-3-27
  3. ^ Ermano Fegatilli (2008-9) CV Ermano Fegatilli Center of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics. Retrieved 2011-3-27.
  4. ^ World Boxing Council [1] Retrieved 2011-21-4.
  5. ^ Alexey Sukachev (2011-2-26) Ermano Fegatilli Shocks Stephen Foster Jr. Over Twelve Boxingscene. Retrieved 2011-3-26.
  6. ^ Mike carr (2011-2-25) Stephen Foster VS Ermano Fegatilli GX-World. Retrieved 2011-3-27.
  7. ^ BBC (2011-2-27) Stephen Foster Jr loses title defence to Fegatilli BBC Sport. Retrieved 2011-3-27.
  8. ^ Gavin Glicksman (2011-2-27) Virus-hit Foster comes up short The Sun. Retrieved 2011-3-27.
  9. ^ TSB (2011-3-17) Chakim Défiera Fegatilli Pour Son Titre Européen Tout sur La Boxe. Retrieved 2011-7-13.
  10. ^ DeMorgen (2011-11-22) [2] DeMorgen. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  11. ^ "Ermano Fegatilli professional boxing record". 

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