|Rated at||Light heavyweight|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
9 June 1978 |
|Wins by KO||15|
Adrian Diaconu (born 9 June 1978) is a Romanian former professional boxer who held the WBC light heavyweight title. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the light middleweight division at the 1997 World Amateur Boxing Championships and silver in 1999. Diaconu was born in Ploieşti, Romania, but fought out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada for almost his entire professional career.
Olympic results were:
- Defeated Abdelghani Kinzi (Algeria) 19-9
- Defeated Jitender Kumar (India) 12-3
- Lost to Jorge Gutiérrez (Cuba) KO 1
Following the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Diaconu turned professional as a light heavyweight. He then went onto win his first title in June 2005, taking the Canadian Light Heavyweight Title after a 5th round knockout of Conal MacPhee. In December 2005, Diaconu won the WBC International Light Heavyweight Title after knocking out Darrin Humphrey (then 21-4). He followed that win up by defeating Max Heyman to take the vacant NABA Light Heavyweight and Trans American Light Heavyweight titles. Diaconu vacated his Canadian title to face Rico Hoye in a WBC Light Heavyweight eliminator bout. He was successful, dominating Hoye (then 21-1) until a referee TKO stoppage in the 3rd round.title=Fight:1171651 The fight was the headline bout of ESPNs Wednesday Night Fights held on 9 May 2007 after being postponed from its original 23 March date. With the win, Diaconu became the mandatory challenger for then WBC World Champion Chad Dawson. On 19 April 2008, Diaconu won the WBC World Light Heavyweight Interim Championship with a twelve-round unanimous decision over Chris Henry in Bucharest, Romania, the interim title being commissioned to allow Dawson to make an optional defense after a previous injury-produced delay to the mandated bout. In July 2008, Diaconu was elevated to full champion after Dawson vacated the title to avoid having to make the mandatory defense.
Diaconu's last fight was on 21 May 2011 against Chad Dawson, who defeated Diaconu by a unanimous decision after twelve rounds.
Adrian Diaconu announced his retirement from boxing, stating that he felt a lack of support from Interbox to obtain for him important fights. Jean Pascal and Chad Dawson were the only people to defeat the Romanian inside the boxing ring.
Professional boxing record
|27 Wins (15 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Loss||27-3||Chad Dawson||UD||12 (12)||2011-05-21||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||27-2||Omar Sheika||UD||10||2010-10-15||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||First fight in 10 months.|
|Loss||26-2||Jean Pascal||UD||12||2009-12-11||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||For WBC Light Heavyweight title.|
|Loss||26-1||Jean Pascal||UD||12||2009-05-19||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Lost WBC Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||26-0||David Whittom||UD||8 (8)||2009-04-04||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||25-0||Chris Henry||UD||12||2008-04-19||Sala Polivalentă, Bucharest||Won interim WBC Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||24-0||Rico Hoye||TKO||3(12), 0:32||2007-05-09||Studio Mel's, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||23-0||Orlando Rivera||UD||10||2006-09-15||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||22-0||Andre Thysse||UD||12||2006-05-16||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Retained WBC International Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||21-0||Max Heyman||KO||4(12), 3:00||2006-03-24||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant NABA Light Heavyweight and vacant TAB (Trans America Boxing) Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||20-0||Darrin Humphrey||TKO||11(12), 2:56||2005-12-02||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||19-0||Conal MacPhee||TKO||2(10), 2:00||2005-09-16||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Retained Canada Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||18-0||Conal MacPhee||TKO||5(10), 3:00||2005-05-03||Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant Canada Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||17-0||James Crawford||TKO||1(8)||2005-04-12||Siderurgistul Hall, Galaţi, Galaţi|
|Win||16-0||Jesse Sanders||TKO||4(6), 3:00||2005-03-18||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||15-0||Roberto Coelho||UD||10||2004-03-20||Casino de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||14-0||Rico Cason||TKO||3(8), 2:45||2003-12-20||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||13-0||Tiwon Taylor||KO||2(8), 1:14||2003-11-22||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||12-0||Ronald Cobbs||TKO||3(6)||2003-05-17||Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Win||11-0||Isidore Janvier||UD||8||2003-04-05||Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony|
|Win||10-0||Ron Johnson||KO||1(8), 1:44||2003-02-28||Aréna Leonard Grondin, Granby, Quebec|
|Win||9-0||Shaun Creegan||UD||8||2002-12-14||Dorchester Armory, Dorchester, Massachusetts|
|Win||8-0||Kenny Bowman||UD||6||2002-09-06||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||7-0||Ganny Dovidovas||KO||3(8)||2002-05-31||Sala Polivalentă, Bucharest|
|Win||6-0||Melroy Corbin||UD||6||2002-04-26||Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario|
|Win||5-0||Francis Doiron||KO||1(6), 1:40||2001-11-30||Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||4-0||Claudio Ortiz||UD||4||2001-07-20||Stade L.P. Gaucher, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec|
|Win||3-0||Eric Olds||UD||4||2001-07-10||Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||2-0||Todd Black||KO||1(4), 0:36||2001-06-05||Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Trois-Rivières, Quebec|
|Win||1-0||Mark Newton||TKO||1(4), 2:34||2001-03-02||Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Diaconu's professional debut.|
- "Adrian Diaconu". interbox.ca. 29 May 2011.
- ESPN - Dawson vacates 175-pound title to gird for possible showdown with Tarver - Boxing
- "Diaconu says goodbye". fightnews.com. 14 May 2012.
- Getting to know...David Haye, Part Two
- Adrian Diaconu's Official Site
- Professional boxing record for Adrian Diaconu from BoxRec
- Profile on Interbox
Title last held byRoy Jones, Jr.
|WBC Light Heavyweight Interim Champion
19 April 2008 – 11 July 2008
Title next held byChad Dawson
|WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
11 July 2008 – 19 June 2009