Nikola Stevanović

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Nikola Stevanović
Никола Стевановић
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Statistics
Nickname(s) Johnny (Џони,Džoni)
Weight(s) Light Middleweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality Serbian
Born (1987-05-21) May 21, 1987 (age 30)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 23
Wins by KO 8
Losses 1
Draws 1

Nikola Stevanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Стевановић; Belgrade, 21 May 1987) is a Serbian professional boxer and a former IBF Intercontinental light middleweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Stevanovic started boxing at age 11. He trained at a boxing club Cukaricki, and then in a boxing club Partizan with his brother Stefan.

He made his professional debut as a 17-year-old on October 5, 2004. in Belgrade. He defeated Catalin Andrei Tilimpe via a first round knockout. With 20 years Stevanovic defeat Belgian Cedric Charlier and became the IBF World Junior Champion. He successfully defended Title against Georgia's Alexander Benidze. In June 2009. he won the vacant IBF International Title after defeating Francesco di Fiore, and in October 2009. won the Intercontinental IBF Title beating Tshepo Mashego . On January 24, 2009, Stevanovic lost the fight to Alexander Abraham for the EBU-EE (European External European Union) Light Middleweight Title at the Erdgas Arena, Germany.[1]

Nikola Stevanovic has been honoured for Fight of the Year three times: in 2009. against Tshepo Mashego, for fight in 2011. against Stefano Castellucci [2] and for fight in 2012. against Ayoub Nefzi.[3] He received the award for the best Serbian boxer in the period from 2004. to 2014.

Professional boxing record[edit]

23 Wins (8 Knockouts), 1 Loss, 1 Draws[4]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 23–1-1 Belgium Ayoub Nefzi UD 12 2012-05-18 Serbia Hall of Sports, Belgrade Retained IBF Inter-Continental light middleweight title.
Win 22–1-1 Italy Stefano Castellucci TKO 11 (12), 1:45 2011-05-20 Serbia Sport Hall Sumice, Belgrade Retained IBF Inter-Continental light middleweight title.
Win 21–1-1 South AfricaChris van Heerden SD 12 2010-05-29 Serbia Sport Hall Pinki, Belgrade Retained IBF Inter-Continental light middleweight title.
Win 20–1-1 Croatia Marjan Markovic PTS 8 2010-04-03 Serbia Sport Hall Pinki, Belgrade
Win 19–1-1 South Africa Tshepo Mashego UD 12 2009-10-05 Serbia Sport Hall Banjica, Belgrade Won IBF Inter-Continental light middleweight title.
Win 18–1-1 Italy Francesco Di Fiore UD 12 2009-06-20 Serbia Sport Hall Pinki, Belgrade Won vacant IBF International light middleweight title.
Win 17–1-1 Poland Mariusz Biskupski TKO 6 (8), 1:20 2009-03-28 Serbia Sport Hall Pinki, Belgrade
Loss 17-1–0 Armenia Alexander Abraham UD 12 2009-01-24 Germany Erdgas Arena, Germany Lost EBU-EE (European External European Union) title.
Win 16-1–0 Croatia Nikola Matic TKO 4(6), 3:00 2008-12-26 Serbia Hall Spen, Novi Sad, Serbia
Win 15–1-0 Slovakia Joseph Sovijus KO 5 (6) 2008-06-28 Serbia Mirosaljci, Belgrade, Serbia
Win 14-1–0 Georgia (country) Alexander Benidze UD 10 2008-04-19 Serbia Sport Hall Banjica, Belgrade, Serbia Won IBF Youth Middleweight title.
Win 13-1–0 Austria Thomas Hengstberger KO 2 (6),1:14 2007-11-30 Serbia Lagator Hall, Loznica, Serbia
Win 12-1–0 Belgium Cedric Charlier UD 10 2007-10-05 Serbia Hall of Sports, Belgrade, Serbia Won IBF Youth Light-Middleweight title.
Draw 12-0 Italy Salvatore Annunziata PTS 10 2007-04-25 Italy Portici, Campania, Italy IBF Youth Light-Middleweight title.
Win 11-0 Slovakia Slavomir Merva TKO 1(6) 2007-03-18 Austria Nachtwerk, Vienna, Austria
Win 10–0 Bulgaria Rumen Kostov PTS 4 2007-02-17 Serbia Hall of Sports, Trstenik, Serbia
Win 9–0 Slovakia Joseph Sovijus PTS 4 2006-10-05 Serbia Hall of Sports, Trstenik, Serbia
Win 8–0 Slovakia Patrik Prokopecz TKO 5 (6), 2:08 2006-06-04 Serbia Hall of Sports Prijepolje, Prijepolje, Serbia
Win 7–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Hamid Semic PTS 6 2005-11-26 Austria Sporthalle, Steyr, Austria
Win 6–0 Slovakia Igor Krbusik PTS 6 2005-10-05 Serbia Hall of Sports, Belgrade, Serbia
Win 5–0 Czech Republic Petr Rykala PTS 6 2005-05-21 Austria Sporthalle, Saint Valentin, Austria
Win 4–0 Slovakia Jozef Kubovsky PTS 4 2005-04-10 Serbia Hall of Sports, Belgrade, Serbia
Win 3–0 Bulgaria Krasimir Dimitrov PTS 4 2005-01-23 Serbia Hall of Sports, Belgrade, Serbia
Win 2–0 Bulgaria Stefan Dimitrov UD 4 2004-1-25 Serbia Sky Bar, Belgrade, Serbia
Win 1–0 Romania Catalin Tilimpea KO 1 (4) 2004-10-05 Serbia Sky Bar, Belgrade, Serbia Stevanovic's professional debut.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gregorz Proksa
IBF Youth Middleweight Champion
October 05, 2007 – April 19, 2008
Succeeded by
Max Bursak
Preceded by
Salvatore Anuziatta
IBF Youth Light Middleweight Champion
April 19, 2008 – October 17, 2008
Succeeded by
Adriano Cardarello
Preceded by
Frank Haroche Horta
IBF International Light Middleweight Champion
June 20, 2009 – June 04, 2010
Succeeded by
Moez Fhima
Preceded by
Vincent Vuma
IBF Intercontinental Light Middleweight Champion
October 05, 2009 – February 28, 2013
Succeeded by
Lenny Bottai

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