Oktay Urkal

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Oktay Urkal
Nickname(s) Cassius
Rated at Light welterweight
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Reach 170 cm (67 in)
Nationality German
Born (1970-01-15) 15 January 1970 (age 47)
Berlin, Germany
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 38
Wins by KO 12
Losses 4

Oktay Urkal (born January 15, 1970) is a Turkish-German former professional boxer. He is a former European super lightweight and welterweight champion, and a multiple time world title challenger.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur, Urkal won the silver medal in the light welterweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. His official results were:

In the same year he captured the gold medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Vejle, Denmark.

His Amateur Record was reportedly 184-27-5.

Professional career[edit]

Urkal is of Turkish descent, and has a fight record of 38 wins and 4 defeats. He is the former WBC International Light-Welterweight, twice European Light-Welterweight and European Welterweight champion. Urkal has fought for the world title three times losing to Kostya Tszyu and twice to Vivian Harris. He won four straight after his defeat to Harris, this winning streak came to an end on March 4, 2007 when WBA Welterweight champion Miguel Cotto successfully defendend his title when Urkal's corner threw in the towel after the referee deducted a second point for a headbutt, leading Urkal's corner to believe he was being unfair.