Konstantin Airich

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Konstantin Airich
Real name Konstantin Airich
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality German
Born (1978-11-04) 4 November 1978 (age 36)
Astana, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 38
Wins 27
Wins by KO 20
Losses 11
Draws 2

Konstantin Airich (born 4 November 1978) is a Kazakh-born German heavyweight boxer born in Astana, Kazakhstan and based in Hamburg, Germany.

Airich's first defeat was against Danny Williams in a controversial fight. In the sixth round, Williams landed a number of big shots and was thought to be on the verge of knocking Airich out, when the bell sounded with 1:28 left on the clock.[1] Williams ended the fight in the following round, when Airich's promoter decided to throw in the towel.

His second loss was a majority decision loss to Ondrej Pala on 6 March 2009.

Airich took part in the Prizefighter 'International heavyweights' tournament held at Alexandra Palace in London on 7 May 2011. After winning his opening bout of the evening against Lucian Bot, Airich was eliminated in the semi final when he suffered a first round knockout defeat to eventual runner up Tye Fields.

After one month, after that defeat, on June 17, 2011 he once again step up and took part in the ‘Biggers Better VI’ boxing tournament and became the winner of the tournament by defeating every opponent he faced.

After Airich became the vacant IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight titleholder by knocking out German fighter Varol Vekiloglu in round 1, on March 9, 2012 he faced Ondrej Pala for the second time to retain his IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title and for Pala’s WBO European heavyweight title. This time Airich defeated Pala by TKO in round 9.

On May 19, 2012 he faced Odlanier Solis, who was coming back from a defeat and knee injury taken during his last fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko a year before. Airich lost the fight by unanimous decision.

On September 13, 2014, Airich faced British fighter and London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Anthony Joshua in an 8 round fight. During the third round, Joshua knocked Airich down and the referee stopped the fight. Konstantin was the first fighter to go past the second round with Anthony Joshua despite the loss.

Professional boxing record[edit]

27 Wins (20 knockouts), 10 Losses, 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
N/A Poland Mariusz Wach 10 19/06/2015 Poland Hala Widowiskow - Sportowa, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
Loss 21-10-2 United Kingdom Anthony Joshua TKO 3 (8) 13/09/2014 United Kingdom Phones 4U Arena, Manchester, Greater Manchester Airich was the first fighter to go more than 2 rounds with Anthony Joshua.
Loss 21-9-2 Russia Denis Bakhtov UD (8) 26/07/2014 Latvia Kipsala Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia
Win 21-8-2 Germany Marcel Gottschalk TKO 6 (10) 30/05/2014 Germany Energie Verbund-Arena, Dresden, Germany
Win 20-8-2 Turkey Ergin Solmaz TKO 3 (4) 26/04/2014 Germany Museum Zinkhuetter Hof, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Loss 19-8-2 Romania Christian Hammer UD 10 (10) 11/04/2014 Germany Hamburg, Germany
Loss 19-7-2 Lebanon Manuel Charr KO 1 21/12/2012 Germany Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany For vacant WBC Mediterranean heavyweight title and vacant WBC Baltic heavyweight title.
Loss 19-6-2 Ukraine Vyacheslav Glazkov UD 10 08/09/2012 Russia Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Russia For vacant WBC Baltic Silver heavyweight title.
Loss 19-5-2 Cuba Odlanier Solis UD 12 19/05/2012 United States Convention Center, Pharr, Texas, United States For vacant IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Win 19-4-2 Czech Republic Ondrej Pala TKO 9 (12) 09/03/2012 Turkey Atatürk Spor Salonu, Tekirdag, Turkey Retained IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title & won WBO European heavyweight title.
Win 18-4-2 Germany Varol Vekiloglu KO 1 (12) 14/10/2011 Germany Mehrzweckhalle, Obertraubling, Bayern, Germany Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Loss 17-4-2 United States Tye Fields KO 1 (3) 07/05/2011 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, UK Prizefighter 18: The International Heavyweights semi-final.
Win 17-3-2 Romania Lucian Bot UD 3 07/05/2011 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, UK Prizefighter 18: The International Heavyweights quarter-final.
Loss 16-3-2 Nigeria Gbenga Oloukun TKO 4 (10) 12/11/2010 Germany HanseDom, Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Airich down once in the 4th round.
Win 16-2-2 Turkey Serdar Uysal TKO 1 (6) 11/09/2010 Germany Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Win 15-2-2 Germany Alexander Kahl TKO 2 (8) 04/06/2010 Germany Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Hessen, Germany Kahl down twice in round 1.
Win 14-2-2 Russia Alexey Varakin TKO 1 (8) 09/04/2010 Germany Arena, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Draw 13-2-2 Ukraine Oleksiy Mazikin MD 8 23/01/2010 Germany Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany Alexey Mazikin was docked a point twice in round 3 for low blows.
Win 13-2-1 Mali Cisse Salif UD 8 24/10/2009 Germany Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany
Win 12-2-1 Czech Republic Vaclav Cihlar KO 1 (8) 18/09/2009 Spain Gran Casino, Castellon, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Loss 11-2-1 Czech Republic Ondrej Pala MD 10 06/03/2009 Germany Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany
Win 11-1-1 Uzbekistan Furkat Tursunov UD 8 18/11/2008 Germany Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany
Win 10-1-1 Czech Republic Vaclav Cihlar KO 1 (6) 27/09/2008 Germany Genesis, Wusterhusen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Loss 9-1-1 United Kingdom Danny Williams TKO 7 (8) 30/05/2008 Spain Pabellon Lasesarre, Barakaldo, País Vasco, Spain
Win 9-0-1 Ukraine Andriy Oliynyk UD 8 26/04/2008 Turkey Spor Salonu, Trabzon, Turkey
Draw 8-0-1 Ukraine Oleksiy Mazikin PTS 8 14/03/2008 Germany Zenith - Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Win 8–0 Turkey Turhan Altunkaya RTD 2 (10) 23/12/2007 Germany Maritim Hotel, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Won interim Germany BDB heavyweight title.
Win 7–0 Kenya Raymond Ochieng KO 2 (8) 21/09/2007 Germany Hansehalle, Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Win 6–0 Turkey Ergin Solmaz TKO 3 (6) 06/07/2007 Germany Arena Gym, Hamburg, Germany
Win 5–0 Turkey Adnan Serin KO 5 (6) 16/06/2007 Turkey Atatürk Sport Salonu, Ankara, Turkey
Win 4–0 Turkey Ergin Solmaz TKO 5 (6) 27/04/2007 Germany Arena Gym, Hamburg, Germany
Win 3–0 Belarus Valeri Meierson TKO 2 (4) 09/03/2007 Germany Arena Gym, Hamburg, Germany
Win 2–0 Czech Republic Tomas Mrazek TKO 2 (4) 10/02/2007 Germany Hotel Elysee, Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany
Win 1–0 Hungary Mihaly Farkas TKO 1 (4) 25/01/2007 Italy PalaLido, Milan, Lombardy, Italy


  1. ^ "Williams Stops Airich In 7th Round". BoxingNews24.com. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 

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