Dževad Poturak

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Dževad Poturak
Born (1977-09-20) September 20, 1977 (age 39)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Other names BH Machine
Nationality Bosniak
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 103 kg (227 lb; 16.2 st)
Division Super heavyweight
Style Boxing, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Team Jumruk Gym
Years active 2001–2013, 2014–present
Kickboxing record
Total 83
Wins 52
By knockout 30
Losses 29
By knockout 10
Draws 1
No contests 1
Other information
Notable relatives Dženan Poturak, brother
Boxing record from BoxRec
last updated on: December 8, 2013

Dževad Poturak (born September 20, 1977) is a Bosnian super heavyweight kickboxer, fighting out of Jumruk Gym in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] He is the former W.A.K.O. Pro World Low-Kick champion[2] and K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2007 tournament champion.[3]

Career[edit]

Poturak first came to prominence when he defeated Siniša Puljak to win the WKA European Championship on December 21, 2003. He then made his K-1 debut at K-1 Grand Prix BIH 2004 in June 2004, losing to Josip Bodrozic. He did not return to the promotion until April 2006 when he took part in the eight-man tournament at K-1 Italy Oktagon 2006. He was defeated in the final by Sergei Gur after beating Ricardo van den Bos and Humberto Evora.

The following year, he took part in the Grand Prixs at K-1 European League 2007 Hungary and K-1 Fighting Network Turkey 2007 but was unable to win either. In his last event of the year, on December 15, 2007 at K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2007, he was finally able to win a tournament by defeating Daniel Jerling, Duško Basrak and Roman Kleibl. He returned to defend his crown the next year at K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2008 but was knocked out by Ashwin Balrak in the quarter-finals.

On May 21, 2011, he took part in the four-man tournament at SuperKombat World Grand Prix I in Romania. He lost to Sergei Lascenko at the first stage via knock out due to a knee to the body.

On July 30, 2011, Poturak faced Alain Ngalani for the IKA Super Heavyweight World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. In the first round, Poturak knocked Ngailani to the canvas and continued to punch him on the back of his head when he was down. Originally, Ngailani was announced as the winner via disqualification.[4][5] However, the decision was later overturned by the Las Vegas Sports Committee and was ruled a no contest.

He next faced Sebastian Ciobanu at the SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012 IV on October 20, 2012 in Arad, Romania, with a wild card spot for the SuperKombat Final Elimination up for grabs. He lost via unanimous decision[6][7][8]

He lost a split decision to Ibrahim Aarab on November 10, 2012 in Craiova, Romania in a non-tournament bout at the SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012 Final Elimination.[9][10]

He rematched Sergei Lascenko in the reserve bout for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final in Zagreb, Croatia on March 15, 2013 and won via unanimous decision. He was then entered into the semi-finals of the competition against Ismael Londt after Badr Hari withdrew with a broken foot. He retired in round two after having his rib broken from a knee.[11][12]

He lost to Igor Jurković by unanimous decision at Final Fight Championship 6 in Poreč, Croatia on June 14, 2013.[13][14][15] Poturak announced his retirement just four days later, stating that he will have one last fight against Stefan Leko at Final Fight Championships 7 in his home town of Sarajevo on September 6, 2013.[16][17]

On December 8, 2013 Dževad organised another tournament in his nativ Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina called No limit K-1 rules, and he announced that this will be his last fight. He fought Mamoudou Keta in an exhibition bout. At the end of first round Dževad took off his gloves and retired from the sport, fight was declared No Contest.[18] After that Dževad Poturak decided to return to rings with No Limit 7 event for WAKO PRO World Title Low Kick +94,00 kg professional fight against world champion French kickboxer Abdarhmane Coulibaly.[19] The event No Limit 7 was realized on 15 August 2014 and he has beaten his opponent by knockout after a rough fight.[20]

Hand injury forced him to cancle fight for the FFC light heavyweight championship against hampion, Pavel Zhuravlev. Fight was expected to be at FFC 27: Night of Champions on December 17, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.[21]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Professional Kickboxing[edit]

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dževad Poturak Athlete Profile
  2. ^ Poturak nokautirao Coulabalyja i postao svjetski K-1 šampion - Klix.ba
  3. ^ "Dzevad Poturak". k-1sport.de. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  4. ^ Kickboxing Empire results, Las Vegas July 30
  5. ^ Yarborough falls short in return
  6. ^ SuperKombat WGP 11, October 20 In Arad: Fight Card
  7. ^ SuperKombat WGP 11 poster - fight card update
  8. ^ Superkombat World Grand Prix IV Live Results
  9. ^ SuperKombat Final Elimination, November 10: Fight Card
  10. ^ Superkombat Final Elimination: Live Results
  11. ^ K-1 World Grand Prix 2013 Live Results
  12. ^ K-1 World Grand Prix Final 8 results and LIVE kickboxing coverage from Zagreb, Croatia TODAY (March 15)
  13. ^ Final Fight 06: Gerges vs. Zhuravlev on June 14th
  14. ^ Final Fight 06 Results
  15. ^ FFC 6 Results: Hesdy Gerges Defeats Pavel Zhuravlev, Jurkovic Victorious Against Dzeved Poturak
  16. ^ Dzevad Poturak Announces Retirement
  17. ^ Final Fight 07: Poturak to Face Leko in Retirement Bout
  18. ^ Dževad Poturak se oprostio od publike i završio svoju bogatu karijeru!(Bosnian)
  19. ^ WAKO PRO World Title Low Kick +94,00 KG Fight in Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  20. ^ Dževad Poturak Is the New WAKO PRO Low Kick +94,00 KG World Champion
  21. ^ Poturak otkazao nastup na FFC-u u Zagrebu zbog “grozne” ozljede šake (FOTO)
  22. ^ Dževad Poturak izgubio WAKO Pro naslov, Mikelić poražen u finalu turnira(Croatian)
  23. ^ PARIS FIGHT - Quarteron vs Poturak - Les résultats en LIVE(French)
  24. ^ FFC 20: Trušček nokautirao Halmija, pobjeda Pokrajca, poraz Poturka (Croatian)
  25. ^ FFC 16 kickboxing LIVE!(Croatian)