Tim Austin

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Tim Austin

Timothy ("Tim") Austin (born April 14, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a professional boxer from the United States. He was nicknamed the "Cincinnati Kid".

Amateur career[edit]

Austin had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a record of 113-9.

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Known as "Cincinnati Kid", Austin won the IBF Bantamweight title by defeating Mbulelo Botile in 1997. He successfully defended his title ten times before losing to Rafael Marquez by an 8th round technical knockout in 2003.

Legal troubles[edit]

Shortly after the loss to Marquez, Austin was accused, and later acquitted, of raping a 16 year old girl.[1] With his legal troubles behind him, Austin resumed his career in 2005 but his comeback was quickly derailed when he lost via TKO to journeyman Eric Aiken, who went on to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.

Austin had another run in with the law in January 2008. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence after allegedly threatening to kill his wife, and for kicking and punching her about the face.[2]


Preceded by
Mbulelo Botile
IBF Bantamweight Champion
19 Jul 1997– 15 Feb 2003
Succeeded by
Rafael Marquez

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