Amin Asikainen

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Amin Asikainen
Amin Asikainen feb08.jpg
Asikainen in 2008
Statistics
Nickname(s) Idi
Rated at Middleweight
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality Finnish
Born (1976-01-21) 21 January 1976 (age 41)
Kirkkonummi, Finland
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 29
Wins by KO 19
Losses 4

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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Amateur boxing[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1][2]

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.[1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
33 fights 29 wins 4 losses
By knockout 19 4
By decision 10 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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

Other[edit]

Asikainen is featured in the 2009 sports game Fight Night Round 4.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amin Asikainen, 40, palasi kehään upeasti – voitto irtosi näytöstyyliin!". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 22 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title Finnish middleweight champion
15 Feb 2003 – 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Timo Laine
Vacant
Title last held by
Lorenzo Di Giacomo
European Union middleweight champion
5 May 2006 – 3 June 2006
Won full European title
Vacant
Title next held by
Mahir Oral
Preceded by
Sebastian Sylvester
European middleweight champion
3 June 2006 – 23 June 2007
Succeeded by
Sebastian Sylvester