|Real name||Almazbek Raiymkulov|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm) (1.73 m)|
February 18, 1977 |
|Wins by KO||15|
Almazbek Raiymkulov, better known as Kid Diamond (born February 18, 1977 in Kyrgyzstan) is a boxer in the Lightweight division. He is NABF Champion. He is the first professional fighter from Kyrgyzstan known worldwide. He started boxing at age of thirteen in Kyrgyzstan. His parents wanted him to become a doctor, but he made his own decision. He became Champion in Kyrgyzstan at age of seventeen, and was the youngest champion. He was representing Kyrgyzstan at the different tournaments. He was fourth at the Sydney Summer Olympics(2000). He lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Raiymkulov represented his country Kyrgyzstan in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as a Lightweight fighter. His results were:
- Defeated Tumentsetseg Uitumen (Mongolia) 15-4
- Defeated Jose Cruz Lasso (Colombia) 12-9
- Lost to Cristian Bejarano (Mexico) 12-14
He was fourth at the World Amateur Ranking 2000-2004.
Raiymkulov turned professional in 2001. After he started his professional career he won 20 fights without any losses or draws. In June 2005 Raiymkulov had match for World Champion Title in New York, Madison Square Garden against 4 time Lightweight World Champion Cuban Joel Casamayor. After 12 rounds, the HBO scoring were giving Kid Diamond a win with a 116-111 score, but the match was ruled a draw. Following the draw, Diamond entered a bout against Nate Campbell as a heavy favorite and with much hype, but was outclassed and knocked out on the bout. In 2006 Raiymkulov became NABF Champion, defending four times his title. He later lost to Antonio DeMarco and hasn't fought since.
*birth date 1977-02-18
- division lightweight, 135 lbs
- stance orthodox
- height 5′ 7″ / 170 cm
- US ID 061262
- alias Kid Diamond
- nationality Kyrgyz
- residence Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles, California, United States
- birthplace Kyrgyzstan
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