Paolo Vidoz

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Paolo Vidoz
Real name Paolo Vidoz
Nickname(s) Titanium Jaw
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1970-08-21) 21 August 1970 (age 46)
Gorizia, Italy
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 28
Wins by KO 15
Losses 11
Draws 0
No contests 0
Paolo Vidoz
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Men’s Boxing
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Super heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Budapest Super Heavyweight
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Houston Super Heavyweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 2000 Tampere Super Heavyweight

Paolo Vidoz (born 21 August 1970 in Gorizia) is a retired boxer from Italy, who won the Olympic bronze medal, twice won the bronze medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships: 1997 and 1999 and also won a silver medal at the European Championships.

Amateur career[edit]

He won Olympic Bronze in 2000 at Super Heavyweight after beating Calvin Brock and Samuel Peter but lost to Audley Harrison.

Amateur highlights[edit]

Professional career[edit]

His first match was held at Madison Square Garden on 27 January 2001, against Chris Morris. He won the match via knockout at 2 minutes and 22 seconds in the first round.

Vidoz kept up a solid winning streak before encountering Zuri Lawrence, a "journeyman" fighter who, while proficient in his defensive ability, lacks a modicum of talent with regard to hitting his opponents (he has failed to record even a single knockout throughout his 12 years in the ring). Lawrence was able to baffle Vidoz with his slippery movement in the ring and score a unanimous decision after eight rounds.

Vidoz bounced back with his next fight, registering a devastating knockout of Eduardo Sandivares at just under a minute into the fight.

Vidoz dropped out of serious contention with a ninth-round TKO loss to Russian boxer Nicolay Valuev on 9 October 2004 at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany.

On 6 June 2005, Vidoz captured vacant European (EBU) heavyweight title and IBF Inter-Continental title with a split decision over Timo Hoffmann. Vidoz followed this up with a victory over British fighter Michael Sprott, but his "Titanium Jaw" was later checked in a fight in July 2006 against Vladimir Virchis, who beat Vidoz by KO in the sixth.

After his loss to Virchis he rebounded with two more wins against Alexei Osokin and Antoine Palatis before losing to Virchis one more time this time by unanimous decision.

He won two more fights against Zoltan Peto and Paul Butlin, winning both of them by knockout.

He faced Sinan Samil Sam for the vacant EBU (European) heavyweight title on 4 July 2008, but lost by majority decision. This fight was particularly strange, with the Manager of Samil screaming and bulling the Judges at the end of the fight, to obtain a winning decision over Vidoz. He fought Matt Skelton for the vacant EBU European heavyweight title on 19 December 2008. He lost the fight after refusing to come out for round 10. In his most recent fight he defeated Tomasz Zeprzalka by TKO in the fourth round. On 18 December 2009, he fought Albert Sosnowski for the EBU heavyweight title but lost by unanimous decision after twelve rounds.

After his loss to Sosnowski he would go on to lose his next three fights to Claus Bertino, Alexander Ustinov and Kubrat Pulev all of those losses came by decision.

He would go to win his next two fights by decision against Gabor Farkas and Sandor Balogh. His most recent fight was on December 16, 2011 where he lost a decision to undefeated Matteo Modugno and has retired after deciding to hang up the gloves following the loss.

Professional boxing record[edit]

28 Wins (15 knockouts, 13 decisions), 11 Losses (3 knockouts, 8 decisions)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 9-0 Italy Matteo Modugno UD 10 16/12/2011 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rezzato, Lombardy Italy Heavyweight Title. 91-99, 92-98, 93-97.
Win 2-20-4 Hungary "Big" Sandor Balogh PTS 6 09/09/2011 Italy Manzano, Friuli
Win 6-16-5 Hungary Gabor Farkas PTS 6 15/07/2011 Italy Monfalcone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Loss 9-0 Bulgaria Kubrat Pulev UD 8 18/12/2010 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin 72-80, 72-80, 72-80.
Loss 20-0 Belarus Alexander Ustinov UD 12 26/06/2010 Ukraine Sports Palace, Odessa EBA Heavyweight Title. 112-117, 109-119, 108-120.
Loss 11-2 Denmark Claus Bertino MD 8 30/01/2010 Denmark NRGi Arena, Aarhus 75-77, 76-76, 75-77.
Loss 44-2-1 Poland Albert Sosnowski UD 12 18/12/2009 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London EBU Heavyweight Title. 111-117, 108-120, 109-119.
Win 3-6 Poland Tomasz Zeprzalka TKO 4 07/03/2009 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Loss 21-2 United Kingdom Matt Skelton RTD 9 19/12/2008 Italy PalaLido, Milan, Lombardy EBU Heavyweight Title. Vidoz did not come out for the tenth round.
Loss 30-4 Turkey Sinan Samil Sam MD 12 04/07/2008 Turkey Bueyuek Anadolu Hotel, Ankara EBU Heavyweight Title. 114-114, 113-115, 114-115.
Win 12-6 United Kingdom Paul Butlin KO 2 16/05/2008 Italy PalaRuffini, Turin, Piedmont
Win 6-3 Hungary Zoltan Peto TKO 1 21/12/2007 Italy PalaBam, Mantua, Lombardy
Loss 23-1 Ukraine Volodymyr Vyrchys UD 12 19/05/2007 Germany Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg EBU Heavyweight Title. 109-119, 112-116, 111-117.
Win 31-26-3 France Antoine Palatis UD 8 27/01/2007 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Cividale del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.
Win 12-25-1 Russia Alexey Osokin UD 8 11/11/2006 Italy Camisano Vicentino, Veneto
Loss 20-1 Ukraine Volodymyr Vyrchys KO 6 15/07/2006 Germany Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg EBU Heavyweight Title. Vidoz knocked out at 2:17 of the sixth round.
Win 23-1 Germany Cengiz Koc UD 12 28/01/2006 Germany Tempodrom, Kreuzberg, Berlin EBU Heavyweight Title. 117-112, 116-112, 117-112.
Win 27-7 United Kingdom Michael Sprott UD 12 01/10/2005 Germany EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Lower Saxony EBU Heavyweight Title. 117-112, 117-112, 117-113.
Win 33-3-1 Germany Timo Hoffmann SD 12 11/06/2005 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Berlin EBU/IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Titles. 115-112, 113-115, 114-113.
Win 5-6-2 Lithuania Mindaugas Kulikauskas TKO 3 16/04/2005 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Bergamo, Lombardy
Loss 37-0 Russia Nikolay Valuev TKO 9 09/10/2004 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the ninth round.
Win 7-1 Egypt Tamer Mourad KO 2 06/08/2004 Italy Palermo, Sicily
Win 8-10 France Thierry Guezouli KO 3 12/03/2004 Italy Camisano Vicentino, Veneto
Win 10-4 Belarus Siarhei Dychkou PTS 8 06/02/2004 Italy Ariano nel Polesine, Veneto
Win 12-3 Germany Ralf Packheiser TKO 4 17/12/2003 Italy Palasport, Bergamo, Lombardy
Win 29-18-3 France Antoine Palatis PTS 6 07/06/2003 Italy Casino di Campione, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Win 13-2 Argentina Eduardo Andres Sandivares KO 1 15/04/2003 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna Sandivares knocked out at 0:58 of the first round.
Loss 17-7-3 United States Zuri Lawrence UD 8 17/08/2002 United States Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey 75-77, 75-77, 75-77.
Win 9-13-2 United States Joe Lenhart UD 6 26/07/2002 United States Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 10-2-1 Italy Alessandro Guni TKO 5 19/04/2002 Italy Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Italy Heavyweight Title.
Win 22-8-1 United States Craig "C.T." Tomlinson TKO 3 09/03/2002 United States AJ Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Referee stopped the bout at 2:29 of the third round.
Win 3-2 Germany Marco Heinichen KO 2 09/02/2002 Italy Civitavecchia, Lazio
Win 7-4-1 United States Nicholus Nurse UD 6 09/11/2001 United States San Antonio Station, San Antonio, Texas 60-53, 60-53, 59-55.
Win 7-0 United States Ronnie Copeland TKO 3 28/09/2001 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 3-2 United States Chris L. Hairston TKO 2 07/07/2001 United States KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, New York
Win 19-26 Argentina Eduardo Antonio Carranza UD 4 26/05/2001 Italy Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Win 3-3 United States Bobby McGraw TKO 1 20/04/2001 United States Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the first round.
Win 7-8-1 United States Marcus Johnson UD 4 24/03/2001 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada 40-36, 40-36, 40-36.
Win 1-0-1 United States Chris Morris KO 1 27/01/2001 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Morris knocked out at 2:22 of the first round.

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