Asikainen in 2008
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
21 January 1976 |
|Wins by KO||19|
Amin Asikainen (born 21 January 1976) is a Finnish former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2011, and in 2016. He held the European and European Union middleweight titles between 2006 and 2007, and the Finnish middleweight title in 2003. His nickname of "Idi" refers to the similarity of his first name to that of Idi Amin.
Amin was born in 1976 to a Moroccan father and a Finnish mother. At the age of six, he started playing football and training karate and taekwondo when he was around age of nine, but abandoned the sports in favor of boxing when he was twelve. A childhood friend of his, Joni Turunen, also became a successful amateur boxer.
Asikainen has fought a total of 175 amateur matches, winning 135 of them. He was the Finnish champion in 1996, 1998 and 1999, and also won in Tammer-, GeeBee-, Copenhagen Box Open- and Karl Leman tournaments.
Asikainen won his first professional title in 2003, beating Kai Kauramaki to win the Finnish middleweight title.
Asikainen later won the EBU-EU middleweight championship on 5 May 2006 after beating the Frenchman Christophe Tendil by a knockout in the fifth round. After beating Sebastian Sylvester, a German, on 3 June 2006, Asikainen became the EBU Middleweight Champion.
Asikainen defended the title twice, first against Alexander Sipos on 6 October 2006, and then against Lorenzo Di Giacomo on 30 January 2007.
Sylvester regained the European middleweight title with TKO-victory in June 2007 in Zwickau, Germany.
In March 2007, Asikainen had been contracted to fight a rematch against Germany's Sebastian Sylvester for the European title, however, Asikainen pulled out due to injury and Sylvester faced Italian Alessio Furlan instead. The rematch between Asikainen and Sylvester took place in June 2007. Sylvester knocked Asikainen down twice in the eleventh round before the fight was stopped by the referee.
In 2011 in Helsinki Amin Asikainen lost to Piotr Wilczewski by TKO in the eleventh round, retiring from the sport soon after.
On 22 April 2016, 40 years old Asikainen returned to the ring for a single match beating Ivan Jukic with points.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|33 fights||29 wins||4 losses|
|33||Win||29–4||Ivan Jukic||UD||6||22 Apr 2016||Vesileppis Areena, Leppävirta, Finland|
|32||Loss||28–4||Piotr Wilczewski||TKO||11 (12), 1:24||3 Mar 2011||Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland||For vacant European and WBO Inter-Continental super-middleweight titles|
|31||Win||28–3||Jaudiel Zepeda||TKO||4 (8), 0:53||4 Sep 2010||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland|
|30||Win||27–3||Dario Armando Matorras||TKO||4 (6), 2:23||11 May 2010||Varuboden Areena, Kirkkonummi, Finland|
|29||Loss||26–3||Matthew Macklin||TKO||1 (12), 2:34||25 Sep 2009||Velodrome, Manchester, England||For vacant European middleweight title|
|28||Win||26–2||Antonio Valentin Ochoa||UD||8||18 Apr 2009||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland|
|27||Loss||25–2||Khoren Gevor||TKO||7 (12)||28 Nov 2008||Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland||For vacant European middleweight title|
|26||Win||25–1||Roberto Oliveira de Jesus||KO||2 (8), 1:08||30 Aug 2008||Metroauto-areena, Tampere, Finland|
|25||Win||24–1||Yori Boy Campas||TKO||7 (10), 0:56||1 Feb 2008||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland|
|24||Win||23–1||Christophe Karagoz||UD||10||22 Oct 2007||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland|
|23||Win||22–1||Sylvain Touzet||UD||4||28 Sep 2007||Kungliga tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden|
|22||Loss||21–1||Sebastian Sylvester||TKO||11 (12)||23 Jun 2007||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany||Lost European middleweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Martins Kukulis||TKO||6 (8), 1:26||18 May 2007||Urheilutalo, Helsinki, Finland|
|20||Win||20–0||Lorenzo Di Giacomo||UD||12||30 Jan 2007||Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland||Retained European middleweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Alexander Sipos||UD||12||6 Oct 2006||Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland||Retained European middleweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Sebastian Sylvester||TKO||8 (12), 2:48||3 Jun 2006||TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany||Won European middleweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Christophe Tendil||KO||5 (10), 2:31||5 May 2006||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland||Won vacant European Union middleweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Walter Fabian Saporiti||TKO||6 (10), 0:01||16 Jan 2006||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland|
|15||Win||15–0||Tagir Rzaev||UD||6||30 Sep 2005||Studio 51, Helsinki, Finland|
|14||Win||14–0||Mugurel Sebe||UD||6||18 Jun 2005||Porvoo, Finland|
|13||Win||13–0||Viachaslau Syrovatka||KO||2 (6), 1:27||4 Apr 2005||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland|
|12||Win||12–0||Szabolcs Rimovszky||KO||2 (8), 0:36||19 Mar 2005||Premi Nightclub, Helsinki, Finland|
|11||Win||11–0||Petko Marinov||TKO||4 (6)||22 Nov 2004||Helsinki, Finland|
|10||Win||10–0||Jurijs Boreiko||TKO||2 (6)||4 Sep 2004||Levi, Kittilä, Finland|
|9||Win||9–0||Tomas Kugler||KO||6 (8)||16 Jul 2004||Helsinki, Finland|
|8||Win||8–0||Dmitri Protkunas||KO||2 (6)||17 Apr 2004||Baltic Hall, Mariehamn, Finland|
|7||Win||7–0||Emil Rusev||PTS||6||13 Mar 2004||Palma, Spain|
|6||Win||6–0||Gyorgy Bugyik||TKO||2 (6), 1:40||13 Dec 2003||Aladdin Bar & Night Club, Espoo, Finland|
|5||Win||5–0||Leonti Vorontsuk||KO||2 (6)||17 May 2003||Jatuli, Haukipudas, Finland|
|4||Win||4–0||Kai Kauramäki||UD||10||15 Feb 2003||Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland||Won vacant Finnish middleweight title|
|3||Win||3–0||Roman Divisek||KO||1 (4)||13 Sep 2002||Keskustan väestonsuoja, Kirkkonummi, Finland|
|2||Win||2–0||Aleksandr Olimpijev||TKO||2 (4)||7 Feb 2002||Keskustan väestonsuoja, Kirkkonummi, Finland|
|1||Win||1–0||Istvan Mohacsy||TKO||1 (4)||10 Dec 2001||Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland||Professional debut|
Asikainen is featured in the 2009 sports game Fight Night Round 4.
- "Amin Asikainen, 40, palasi kehään upeasti – voitto irtosi näytöstyyliin!". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 22 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
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|Regional boxing titles|
|New title||Finnish middleweight champion
15 Feb 2003 – 2011
Title next held byTimo Laine
Title last held byLorenzo Di Giacomo
|European Union middleweight champion
5 May 2006 – 3 June 2006
Won full European title
Title next held byMahir Oral
|European middleweight champion
3 June 2006 – 23 June 2007