Alexander Dimitrenko

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Alexander Dimitrenko
Олександр Димитренко
Statistics
Real nameOleksandr Viktorovych Dymytrenko
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Reach209 cm (82 in)
NationalityGerman
Born (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 37)
Yevpatoria, Crimea, Ukraine
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights47
Wins41
Wins by KO26
Losses6

Alexander Viktorovych "Sascha" Dimitrenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Вікторович Димитренко; born 5 July 1982) is a German professional boxer who held the European heavyweight title from 2010 to 2011.

Amateur career[edit]

Dimitrenko began boxing at the age of fourteen. Representing Russia, he won the 2000 World Junior Championships in the super-heavyweight division at the age of eighteen,[1] with German promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl offering him a deal immediately afterwards. Dimitrenko signed with Kohl's Universum promotion company and emigrated to Hamburg to begin his professional career. He became a German citizen in 2010.[2] Standing at an imposing 2.01 metres (6 ft 7 in), he was widely regarded as one of the top contenders for a future world title opportunity.[3][4][5]

Professional career[edit]

Dimitrenko made his professional debut on 8 December 2001, stopping Marcus Johnson in four rounds. On 6 November 2004, he faced rugged journeyman Ross Puritty, who had been the first to defeat future world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 1998. Winning a ten-round unanimous decision (UD), Dimitrenko passed what was seen as his first real test. In his next outing, on 5 March 2005, he won his first regional championship—the IBF Youth heavyweight title—in a ten-round UD over Chris Koval. This was bettered on 2 July 2005, when Dimitrenko picked up two vacant regional championships—the IBF and WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles—after a second-round knockout of Andreas Sidon.

After two further reigns as WBO Inter-Continental champion, Dimitrenko suffered his first professional loss on 7 July 2009, in a majority decision against Eddie Chambers.[6] During the fight, Dimitrenko received a standing eight count after a body punch in round seven, and was knocked down in the tenth. He bounced back a year later, on 31 July 2010, scoring a fifth-round stoppage over Yaroslav Zavorotnyi to win the vacant European heavyweight title.[7] Two successful defences were made in 2011, but a late-rounds knockout loss to Kubrat Pulev on 5 May 2012 appeared to have derailed Dimitrenko's career.[8]

Dimitrenko would spend more than two years out of the sport, from March 2013 to May 2015. He was slated to face former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs in May 2016, but this fell through.[9] On 1 October 2016, Dimitrenko was knocked out in three rounds by Joseph Parker.[10] On 18 March 2017, in an upset, Dimitrenko knocked out undefeated heavyweight contender Adrian Granat in the first round to win the IBF International heavyweight title.[11]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
47 fights 41 wins 6 losses
By knockout 26 5
By decision 14 1
By disqualification 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
47 Loss 41–6 France Tony Yoka TKO 3 (10), 2:00 13 Jul 2019 France Azur Arena, Antibes, France
46 Loss 41–5 United States Andy Ruiz Jr. RTD 5 (10), 3:00 20 Apr 2019 United States Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California, US
45 Loss 41–4 United States Bryant Jennings TKO 9 (12), 1:56 18 Aug 2018 United States Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US Lost IBF International heavyweight title;
For vacant WBO–NABO heavyweight title
44 Win 41–3 Serbia Miljan Rovcanin DQ 10 22 Dec 2017 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Originally an SD, later ruled a DQ win for Dimitrenko
43 Win 40–3 Sweden Adrian Granat KO 1 (12), 2:07 18 Mar 2017 Sweden Baltiska hallen, Malmö, Sweden Won IBF International heavyweight title
42 Win 39–3 Serbia Milos Dovedan KO 2 (4), 1:45 15 Feb 2017 Germany ECB Boxgym, Hamburg, Germany
41 Loss 38–3 New Zealand Joseph Parker KO 3 (12), 1:38 1 Oct 2016 New Zealand Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand For WBO Oriental heavyweight title
40 Win 38–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Drazan Janjanin UD 8 16 Jan 2016 Germany Bavaria Filmgelände, Munich, Germany
39 Win 37–2 Serbia Milos Dovedan TKO 2 (10), 1:17 24 Oct 2015 Germany Schulsporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
38 Win 36–2 Hungary Zoltan Csala TKO 2 (8), 2:50 11 Jul 2015 Germany GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany
37 Win 35–2 Poland Patryk Kowoll TKO 1 (6), 2:20 30 May 2015 Germany Boxsporthalle Braamkamp, Hamburg, Germany
36 Win 34–2 Croatia Ivica Perkovic UD 8 9 Mar 2013 Germany CU Arena, Hamburg, Germany
35 Win 33–2 Serbia Samir Kurtagic UD 8 21 Dec 2012 Czech Republic Sluneta, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
34 Loss 32–2 Bulgaria Kubrat Pulev KO 11 (12), 2:59 5 May 2012 Germany Messe, Erfurt, Germany For IBF International and vacant European heavyweight title
33 Win 32–1 United Kingdom Michael Sprott UD 12 24 Sep 2011 Germany Dima-Sportcenter, Hamburg, Germany Retained European heavyweight title
32 Win 31–1 Poland Albert Sosnowski KO 12 (12), 1:38 26 Mar 2011 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany Retained European heavyweight title
31 Win 30–1 Ukraine Yaroslav Zavorotnyi TKO 5 (12), 1:25 31 Jul 2010 Germany O2 World, Hamburg, Germany Won vacant European heavyweight title
30 Loss 29–1 United States Eddie Chambers MD 12 4 Jul 2009 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
29 Win 29–0 Germany Luan Krasniqi KO 3 (12), 2:54 15 Nov 2008 Germany Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
28 Win 28–0 United States Derric Rossy TKO 5 (12), 2:58 3 May 2008 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
27 Win 27–0 Germany Timo Hoffmann TKO 12 (12), 2:24 17 Nov 2007 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
26 Win 26–0 United States Malcolm Tann TKO 5 (12), 2:23 14 Jul 2007 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
25 Win 25–0 United States Danny Batchelder TKO 7 (10), 2:41 17 Mar 2007 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
24 Win 24–0 United States Billy Zumbrun UD 12 18 Nov 2006 Germany Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
23 Win 23–0 Argentina Gonzalo Basile KO 1 (12), 0:54 28 Oct 2006 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
22 Win 22–0 United States Chad Van Sickle TKO 2 (12), 2:21 29 Jul 2006 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
21 Win 21–0 Dominican Republic Fernely Feliz UD 12 8 Apr 2006 Germany Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
20 Win 20–0 United States Vaughn Bean UD 10 28 Sep 2005 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
19 Win 19–0 Germany Andreas Sidon KO 2 (12), 1:00 2 Jul 2005 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental and WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles
18 Win 18–0 United States Chris Koval UD 10 5 Mar 2005 Germany Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle, Leverkusen, Germany Won vacant IBF Youth heavyweight title
17 Win 17–0 United States Ross Puritty UD 8 6 Nov 2004 Germany Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Germany
16 Win 16–0 United States Andy Sample TKO 2 (8), 1:49 18 Sep 2004 Germany Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle, Leverkusen, Germany
15 Win 15–0 United Kingdom Julius Francis UD 8 31 Jul 2004 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
14 Win 14–0 United States Ramon Hayes TKO 2 (8), 2:30 8 May 2004 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany
13 Win 13–0 South Africa Sam Ubokane TKO 5 (6) 14 Feb 2004 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
12 Win 12–0 United States Jeff Pegues KO 1 (8), 1:42 20 Dec 2003 Germany Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany
11 Win 11–0 Brazil Ivan Aparecido Rosa TKO 1 (8) 15 Nov 2003 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany
10 Win 10–0 United States Kendrick Releford PTS 6 30 Aug 2003 Germany Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
9 Win 9–0 Italy Nino Fiumana TKO 1 (6) 12 Jul 2003 Germany Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle, Leverkusen, Germany
8 Win 8–0 Argentina Miguel Aguirre UD 6 10 May 2003 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
7 Win 7–0 United States Mark Bradley KO 2 29 Mar 2003 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
6 Win 6–0 United States Jeff Ford UD 4 7 Dec 2002 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, US
5 Win 5–0 United States Alphonzo Davis KO 1 (4) 12 Oct 2002 Germany Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany
4 Win 4–0 United States James Lester PTS 4 17 Aug 2002 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
3 Win 3–0 United States Tim Martin KO 1 (4) 16 Mar 2002 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
2 Win 2–0 United States Elvert Gill KO 1 (4) 8 Feb 2002 Germany Volkswagen Halle, Braunschweig, Germany
1 Win 1–0 United States Marcus Johnson TKO 4 8 Dec 2001 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11.World Junior Championships - Budapest, Hungary - November 5-12 2000". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ "All you need to know about Joseph Parker's next opponent". Stuff. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Bidenko and Dimitrenko victirious! [sic]". boxnews.com.ua. 29 September 2005. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  4. ^ "10 Heavyweights On The Rise... Or Maybe Not". HBO. 28 June 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Dimitrenko crushes Krasniqi!". boxnews.com.ua. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  6. ^ Vester, Mark (4 July 2009). "Chambers Decisions Dimitrenko To Land Klitschko Shot". BoxingScene. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  7. ^ Sukachev, Alexey (31 July 2010). "Dimitrenko Stops Zavorotnyi in Five, Audley Harrison Next?". BoxingScene. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  8. ^ Christ, Scott (5 May 2012). "Dimitrenko vs Pulev Results: Kubrat Pulev Knocks Out Exhausted Dimitrenko in 11". Bad Left Hook. SB Nation. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  9. ^ Persson, Per Ake (12 May 2016). "Dimtrenko's Legal Rep Denies Client is Facing Shannon Briggs". BoxingScene. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  10. ^ Dielhenn, James (1 October 2016). "Joseph Parker stopped Alexander Dimitrenko to remain in the race to challenge Anthony Joshua". Sky Sports. Sky. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  11. ^ Persson, Per Ake (18 March 2017). "Alexander Dimitrenko Stops Adrian Granat in First Round Shocker". BoxingScene. Retrieved 19 March 2017.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title IBF Youth
heavyweight champion

5 March 2005 – 2 July 2005
Won Inter-Continental title
Title discontinued
Vacant
Title last held by
Paolo Vidoz
IBF Inter-Continental
heavyweight champion

2 July 2005 – September 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Henry Akinwande
Vacant
Title last held by
Volodymyr Virchis
WBO Inter-Continental
heavyweight champion

2 July 2005 – September 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Volodymyr Virchis
Vacant
Title last held by
Ruslan Chagaev
WBO Inter-Continental
heavyweight champion

8 April 2006 – March 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Luan Krasniqi
Vacant
Title last held by
Tony Thompson
WBO Inter-Continental
heavyweight champion

14 July 2007 – July 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Robert Helenius
Vacant
Title last held by
Audley Harrison
European heavyweight champion
31 July 2010 – December 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Robert Helenius
Preceded by
Adrian Granat
IBF International
heavyweight champion

18 March 2017 – 18 August 2018
Succeeded by
Bryant Jennings