Muhammad Abdullaev

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Muhammad Abdullaev
Muhammad Abdullaev 2001 stamp of Uzbekistan.jpg
Abdullaev on a 2001 stamp of Uzbekistan
Real name Mohammadqodir Abdullaev
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Reach 169 cm (67 in)
Nationality Uzbekistani
Born (1973-11-15) 15 November 1973 (age 44)
Andijan, Uzbekistan
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 21
Wins by KO 14
Losses 4

Mohammadqodir Abdullaev (Uzbek: Muhammadqodir Abdullayev; born 15 November 1973), best known as Muhammad Abdullaev, is an Uzbekistani former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2011, and challenged once for the WBO light-welterweight title in 2005. As an amateur he won gold medals in the light welterweight division at the 1999 World Championships and 2000 Olympics, where he served as the Olympic flag bearer for Uzbekistan.[1]

Olympic results[edit]

1996 (as a Lightweight)

2000 (as a Light Welterweight)

Professional career[edit]

Abdullaev turned professional in 2001 and has had limited success. Although he won his first 11 bouts, including a victory over former IBF Lightweight Title holder Philip Holiday, he was KO'd in 2003 by Emmanuel Clottey, although he was winning the fight at the time, and it appeared that he was counted out only because he didn't understand the referee's count (which was in English). He has since lost to Miguel Cotto and Andreas Kotelnik.[2]