|Real name||Paolo Vidoz|
21 August 1970 |
|Wins by KO||15|
|2000 Sydney||Super heavyweight|
|World Amateur Championships|
|1997 Budapest||Super Heavyweight|
|1999 Houston||Super Heavyweight|
|European Amateur Championships|
|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.
- Italian Superheavyweight Champion 1991, 1993, 1995-1997, 1999
- 1996 competed at the European Championships in Vejle, Denmrl. Results were:
- 1996 competed as a Superheavyweight at the Atlanta Olympics. Results was:
- Lost to Alexis Rubalcaba (Cuba) RSCH-1
- 1997 3rd place at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Results were:
- 1997 won the Mediterranean Games in Bari, Italy beating Sinan Samil Sam of Turkey in the final.
- 1998 won the Goodwill Games in New York, USA. Results were:
- 1998 competed at the European Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Results were:
- 1999 3rd place at the World Championships in Houston, USA. Results were:
- 2000 2nd place at the European Championships in Tampere, Finland. Results were:
- 2000 won Super Heavyweight bronze at the Sydney Olympics. Results were:
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.
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.
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
|28 Wins (15 knockouts, 13 decisions), 11 Losses (3 knockouts, 8 decisions)|
|Loss||9-0||Matteo Modugno||UD||10||16/12/2011||Palazzetto dello Sport, Rezzato, Lombardy||Italy Heavyweight Title. 91-99, 92-98, 93-97.|
|Win||2-20-4||"Big" Sandor Balogh||PTS||6||09/09/2011||Manzano, Friuli|
|Win||6-16-5||Gabor Farkas||PTS||6||15/07/2011||Monfalcone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|Loss||9-0||Kubrat Pulev||UD||8||18/12/2010||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin||72-80, 72-80, 72-80.|
|Loss||20-0||Alexander Ustinov||UD||12||26/06/2010||Sports Palace, Odessa||EBA Heavyweight Title. 112-117, 109-119, 108-120.|
|Loss||11-2||Claus Bertino||MD||8||30/01/2010||NRGi Arena, Aarhus||75-77, 76-76, 75-77.|
|Loss||44-2-1||Albert Sosnowski||UD||12||18/12/2009||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London||EBU Heavyweight Title. 111-117, 108-120, 109-119.|
|Win||3-6||Tomasz Zeprzalka||TKO||4||07/03/2009||Palazzetto dello Sport, Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|Loss||21-2||Matt Skelton||RTD||9||19/12/2008||PalaLido, Milan, Lombardy||EBU Heavyweight Title. Vidoz did not come out for the tenth round.|
|Loss||30-4||Sinan Samil Sam||MD||12||04/07/2008||Bueyuek Anadolu Hotel, Ankara||EBU Heavyweight Title. 114-114, 113-115, 114-115.|
|Win||12-6||Paul Butlin||KO||2||16/05/2008||PalaRuffini, Turin, Piedmont|
|Win||6-3||Zoltan Peto||TKO||1||21/12/2007||PalaBam, Mantua, Lombardy|
|Loss||23-1||Volodymyr Vyrchys||UD||12||19/05/2007||Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg||EBU Heavyweight Title. 109-119, 112-116, 111-117.|
|Win||31-26-3||Antoine Palatis||UD||8||27/01/2007||Palazzetto dello Sport, Cividale del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia||80-72, 80-72, 80-72.|
|Win||12-25-1||Alexey Osokin||UD||8||11/11/2006||Camisano Vicentino, Veneto|
|Loss||20-1||Volodymyr Vyrchys||KO||6||15/07/2006||Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg||EBU Heavyweight Title. Vidoz knocked out at 2:17 of the sixth round.|
|Win||23-1||Cengiz Koc||UD||12||28/01/2006||Tempodrom, Kreuzberg, Berlin||EBU Heavyweight Title. 117-112, 116-112, 117-112.|
|Win||27-7||Michael Sprott||UD||12||01/10/2005||EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Lower Saxony||EBU Heavyweight Title. 117-112, 117-112, 117-113.|
|Win||33-3-1||Timo Hoffmann||SD||12||11/06/2005||BigBox, Kempten, Berlin||EBU/IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Titles. 115-112, 113-115, 114-113.|
|Win||5-6-2||Mindaugas Kulikauskas||TKO||3||16/04/2005||Palazzetto dello Sport, Bergamo, Lombardy|
|Loss||37-0||Nikolay Valuev||TKO||9||09/10/2004||Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia||WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the ninth round.|
|Win||7-1||Tamer Mourad||KO||2||06/08/2004||Palermo, Sicily|
|Win||8-10||Thierry Guezouli||KO||3||12/03/2004||Camisano Vicentino, Veneto|
|Win||10-4||Siarhei Dychkou||PTS||8||06/02/2004||Ariano nel Polesine, Veneto|
|Win||12-3||Ralf Packheiser||TKO||4||17/12/2003||Palasport, Bergamo, Lombardy|
|Win||29-18-3||Antoine Palatis||PTS||6||07/06/2003||Casino di Campione, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|Win||13-2||Eduardo Andres Sandivares||KO||1||15/04/2003||Palazzetto dello Sport, Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna||Sandivares knocked out at 0:58 of the first round.|
|Loss||17-7-3||Zuri Lawrence||UD||8||17/08/2002||Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey||75-77, 75-77, 75-77.|
|Win||9-13-2||Joe Lenhart||UD||6||26/07/2002||Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia||60-54, 60-54, 60-54.|
|Win||10-2-1||Alessandro Guni||TKO||5||19/04/2002||Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia||Italy Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||22-8-1||Craig "C.T." Tomlinson||TKO||3||09/03/2002||AJ Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Referee stopped the bout at 2:29 of the third round.|
|Win||3-2||Marco Heinichen||KO||2||09/02/2002||Civitavecchia, Lazio|
|Win||7-4-1||Nicholus Nurse||UD||6||09/11/2001||San Antonio Station, San Antonio, Texas||60-53, 60-53, 59-55.|
|Win||7-0||Ronnie Copeland||TKO||3||28/09/2001||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||3-2||Chris L. Hairston||TKO||2||07/07/2001||KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, New York|
|Win||19-26||Eduardo Antonio Carranza||UD||4||26/05/2001||Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|Win||3-3||Bobby McGraw||TKO||1||20/04/2001||Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio||Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the first round.|
|Win||7-8-1||Marcus Johnson||UD||4||24/03/2001||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||40-36, 40-36, 40-36.|
|Win||1-0-1||Chris Morris||KO||1||27/01/2001||Madison Square Garden, New York City||Morris knocked out at 2:22 of the first round.|