|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Reach||84 in (213 cm)|
2 November 1986 |
Szczecin, West Pomerania
|Wins by KO||14|
Izuagbe Ugonoh (born November 2, 1986 in Szczecin, Poland) is a Polish professional boxer and kickboxer. He graduated from the Jędrzej Śniadecki University School of Physical Educations and Sport in Gdańsk. Ugonoh is currently ranked as the WBO number 12 and IBF number 13 heavyweight boxer in the world.
Izuagbe was born to Nigerian parents in the Polish city of Szczecin. He trained kick boxing at Gdańsk club GKSK Corpus. Due to his similarity in appearance and fighting style he is sometimes called the Polish Remy Bonjasky. He has also been inspired by Gökhan Saki.
In 2009, in the Austrian city of Villach, he won the Kickboxing World Championships gold medal in K-1 Rules to 91 kg, defeating Vladimir Mineev. In 2010, he became European champion in the same formula in Baku. He met the local Zamig Athakishiyev in the final.
On October 16, 2010, he made his debut as a boxer in Legionowo beating by a first round KO Igoris Papunia from Lithuania. He fought his second professional fight on November 20, 2010, in a show in Nysa, during which he defeated Pavel Habra by technical KO in the first round.
Ugonoh also played a wrestling cameo in the Polish movie Afonia and the bees (2009) directed by Jan Jakub Kolski.
He calls himself a "black Pole" and says that he proudly represents Poland on international arena. He often jokes that when he looks into mirror, he "doesn't know what happened", referring to his skin color as ethnic Poles are White.
Professional boxing titles
- World Boxing Association
- WBA Oceania interim heavyweight title
- World Boxing Organisation
- WBO Africa heavyweight title
- International Boxing Federation
- IBF Mediterranean heavyweight title
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|18 fights||17 wins||1 loss|
|18||Loss||17–1||Dominic Breazeale||TKO||5 (10) , 0:50||25 Feb 2017||Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA|
|17||Win||17–0||Grégory Tony||TKO||2 (10) , 2:26||01 Oct 2016||Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand||Won vacant IBF Mediterranean heavyweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Ricardo Humberto Ramírez||KO||4 (10), 1:47||21 Jul 2016||Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand||Retained WBO Africa interim heavyweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Vicente Sandez||KO||1 (10), 1:11||05 Dec 2015||Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, New Zealand||Retained WBO Africa interim heavyweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Ibrahim Labaran||TKO||1 (10), 2:38||15 Oct 2015||Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand||Won WBA Oceania & WBO Africa interim heavyweight titles|
|13||Win||13–0||Will Quarrie||KO||2 (10), 2:14||01 Aug 2015||Stadium Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand|
|12||Win||12–0||Julius Long||UD||8||13 Jun 2015||Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|11||Win||11–0||Thomas Peato||TKO||2 (6), 1:15||05 Mar 2015||Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand|
|10||Win||10–0||Junior Maletino Iakopo||TKO||2 (6), 1:04||16 Oct 2014||Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand|
|9||Win||9–0||Lukasz Rusiewicz||UD||6||23 Feb 2013||Ergo Arena, Gdańsk, Poland|
|8||Win||8–0||Mathieu Monnier||TKO||5 (6)||08 Dec 2012||Spodek, Katowice, Poland|
|7||Win||7–0||Björn Blaschke||TKO||6 (6), 1:05||17 Mar 2012||MOSiR Ice Rink, Krynica-Zdrój, Poland|
|6||Win||6–0||Florians Strupits||TKO||1 (6), 1:50||03 Dec 2011||Hilton Warsaw Hotel, Warsaw, Poland|
|5||Win||5–0||Fatih Ceyhan||RTD||3 (4), 3:00||12 Nov 2011||Gdynia Sports Arena, Gdynia, Poland|
|4||Win||4–0||Patrick Berger||TKO||2 (4), 2:08||15 Oct 2011||Spodek, Katowice, Poland|
|3||Win||3–0||Rashid Raad||UD||4||02 Apr 2011||Łuczniczka, Bydgoszcz, Poland|
|2||Win||2–0||Pavel Habr||TKO||1 (4), 2:47||20 Nov 2010||AZS PWSZ Nysa, Nysa, Poland|
|1||Win||1–0||Igor Papunia||KO||1 (4), 1:29||16 Oct 2010||Arena Legionowo, Legionowo, Poland||Professional debut|
- "World Light Contact, Low Kick, K -1 Villach, Austria 19-26.10.2009 Rules". Polish Association of Kickboxing. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- "Bałanda and European champions Ugonoh". trojmiasto.pl. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- "Description of the championship fights Izu website GKSK Corpus". gkskcorpus.pl. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- "Impressive victory 'Izu' in debut". ringpolska.pl. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- "Ugonoh: Z dumą reprezentuję Polskę". sport.dziennik.pl. 24 March 2010.