Selçuk Aydın

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Selçuk Aydın
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Aydın in 2011
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Rated at
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Reach 165 cm (65 in)
Nationality Turkish
Born (1983-09-04) 4 September 1983 (age 33)
Trabzon, Turkey
Boxing record
Total fights 32
Wins 29
Wins by KO 22
Losses 3

Selçuk Aydın (born 4 September 1983) is a Turkish professional boxer. He held the European welterweight title from 2009 to 2010; the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2010 to 2012; and has challenged once for the WBC interim welterweight title in 2012. As an amateur he won several medals at the European and European Union Championships, all in the lightweight division.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur he fought as a teenager at bantamweight where he won the European U17 title in 1999 and as a senior in the lightweight (60 kg) category where he won the European junior title in 2001.[1][2] At senior level he won bronze in 2002 and a silver medal at the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula, Croatia where he lost to Dimitar Shtilianov. 2003 at the world championships he lost his second fight against Thai Pichai Sayotha.

Aydın won the 2004 World University Boxing Championships and also participated at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece but was eliminated in the first round by Shtilianov.

He was more successful at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain and won the silver medal, at the World Championships 2005 he lost his third bout to Jong Sub-Baik. The short-tempered Aydin was suspended for several years after hitting a referee and turned pro.

Professional career[edit]

Selcuk Aydin's professional debut was against Marian Gabris and knocked him out in the 1st round with 1 minute 31 seconds in. He then fought various other fighters. His first major fight for a title was against Lucky Lewele for the vacant WBC International welterweight title. He defeated him with a unanimous decision to gain the title. He then defended his title against Marat Khuzeev, Luis Hernandez, Said Ouali and Jackson Osei Bonsu. On June 5, 2010 Selcuk had a bout with Jo Jo Dan for the vacant WBC Silver welterweight title. He defeated Jo Jo Dan with a controversial split decision to win and nab himself the WBC Silver welterweight title. He would then go onto defeat Jo Jo Dan again via controversial decision in a re-match over a year later on November 26, 2011.[3]

Selcuk Aydin vs. Robert Guerrero[edit]

On 28 July 2012 Selcuk Aydin faced Robert Guerrero for the interim WBC Welterweight Title. It was by far Selcuk's most important fight in his career at this point. Robert Guerrero was shown as a clear favourite for this fight. The fight lasted the full 12 rounds and Robert Guerrero won with a unanimous decision with the referee's scoring it 117-111, 116-112, 116-112. After the fight Selcuk Aydin was interviewed and said he had been ripped off by not being given this chance when he was first declared the mandatory contender to fight for the belt and said since then he has lost his will and energy.

Selcuk Aydin vs. Jesus Soto Karass[edit]

After suffering the first loss of his career against Robert Guerrero, Aydin returned to the ring for a 10-round fight with Jesus Soto Karass on January 26, 2013. The fight went the distance, where Soto Karass was awarded a majority decision victory.

Selcuk Aydin vs. DeMarcus Corley[edit]

Following an eighth-round KO victory over Aaron Herrera two months earlier, Aydin then went on to face DeMarcus Corley on September 27, 2013. Aydin won by TKO in the fifth round when Corley was unable to continue and decided to quit in the process.

Postol vs. Aydin[edit]

Aydin fought against Ukrainian undefeated boxer Postol for title elimination in U.S and lost this match by KO in round 11.

Ring return[edit]

In the fifth round, Selcuk Aydin won by TKO against Nodar Robakidze.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
32 fights 29 wins 3 losses
By knockout 22 1
By decision 7 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
32 Win 29–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Adnan Zilic TKO 1 (8), 0:23 27 Feb 2016 Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
31 Win 28–3 Georgia (country) Nodar Robakidze RTD 5 (8), 3:00 18 Dec 2015 Ahi Event Location, Ratingen, Germany
30 Win 27–3 Serbia Misa Nikolic KO 1 (8), 2:23 11 Apr 2015 Schützen- und Bürgerhaus, Hövelhof, Germany
29 Loss 26–3 Ukraine Viktor Postol KO 11 (12), 2:52 17 May 2014 The Forum, Inglewood, California, US
28 Win 26–2 United States DeMarcus Corley RTD 4 (12), 3:00 27 Sep 2013 Tekirdağ Atatürk Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul, Turkey Won vacant WBC Mediterranean light-welterweight title
27 Win 25–2 Mexico Aaron Herrera KO 8 (10), 2:29 27 Jul 2013 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany
26 Win 24–2 Italy Giuseppe Lauri UD 10 22 Mar 2013 Universal Hall, Berlin, Germany Won vacant PABA interim light-welterweight title
25 Loss 23–2 Mexico Jesus Soto Karass MD 10 26 Jan 2013 The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, US
24 Loss 23–1 United States Robert Guerrero UD 12 28 Jul 2012 HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, US For vacant WBC interim welterweight title
23 Win 23–0 Romania Jo Jo Dan UD 12 26 Nov 2011 Spor Salonu, Trabzon, Turkey Retained WBC Silver welterweight title
22 Win 22–0 Belarus Roman Dekhkanov KO 5 (12), 1:39 15 Jul 2011 EWS Arena, Göppingen, Germany
21 Win 21–0 Belarus Dzmitry Lubachkin KO 1 (12), 2:49 1 April 2011 Pferdesportpark, Berlin, Germany
20 Win 20–0 Romania Jo Jo Dan SD 12 5 Jun 2010 Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey Won vacant WBC Silver welterweight title
19 Win 19–0 Belgium Jackson Osei Bonsu KO 9 (12), 1:43 11 Jul 2009 BJK Akatlar Arena, Istanbul, Turkey Retained WBC International welterweight title;
Won European welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 Morocco Said Ouali SD 12 17 Apr 2009 Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, Nevada, US Retained WBC International welterweight title
17 Win 17–0 EcuadorLuis Hernandez TKO 1 (12), 2:32 6 Mar 2009 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany Retained WBC International welterweight title
16 Win 16–0 Russia Marat Khuzeev KO 2 (12), 0:32 12 Sep 2008 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany Retained WBC International welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 South Africa Lucky Lewele UD 12 26 Apr 2008 Spor Salonu, Trabzon, Turkey Won vacant WBC International welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 Uzbekistan Farhad Bakirov UD 8 15 Feb 2008 Zenith, Munich, Germany
13 Win 13–0 Estonia Leonti Vorontsuk KO 2 (6) 15 Feb 2008 Istanbul, Turkey
12 Win 12–0 Latvia Jurijs Boreiko TKO 2 (8), 1:03 23 Dec 2007 Maritim Hotel, Halle, Germany
11 Win 11–0 Belarus Aliaksandr Shnip TKO 1 (8) 23 Nov 2007 Palacio de los Deportes, Andoain, Spain
10 Win 10–0 Russia Sergey Starkov TKO 6 (8) 21 Sep 2007 Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany
9 Win 9–0 Ukraine Yuri Tsybenko KO 2 (8), 3:00 16 Jun 2007 Atatürk Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey
8 Win 8–0 Slovakia Rastislav Kovac TKO 3 (8), 0:58 27 Apr 2007 Arena Gym, Hamburg, Germany
7 Win 7–0 Argentina Diego Martin Alzugaray KO 2 (8), 1:29 24 Mar 2007 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
6 Win 6–0 Belarus Vitali Martynau KO 1 (6), 1:01 9 Mar 2007 Arena Gym, Hamburg, Germany
5 Win 5–0 Latvia Sergejs Savrinovics UD 6 10 Feb 2007 Grand Elysée Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
4 Win 4–0 Latvia Deniss Aleksejevs TKO 2 (4), 2:27 27 Jan 2007 Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Uzbekistan Jonny Ibramov TKO 2 (4), 0:48 15 Dec 2006 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Romania Marius Bugheata KO 1 (4), 2:22 2 Dec 2006 Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Koblenz, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Slovakia Marian Gabris TKO 1 (4), 1:31 10 Nov 2006 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Professional debut


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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Bongani Mwelase
WBC International welterweight champion
26 April 2008 – 2010
Title next held by
Érik Morales
Preceded by
Rafal Jackiewicz
European welterweight champion
11 July 2009 – 2010
Title next held by
Matthew Hatton
New title WBC Silver welterweight champion
5 June 2010 – July 2012
Lost bid for interim world title
Title next held by
Josesito López
Title last held by
Stevie Ongen Ferdinandus
PABA light-welterweight champion
Interim title

22 March 2013 – September 2013
Title next held by
Czar Amonsot
Title last held by
Ali Oubaali
WBC Mediterranean light-welterweight champion
27 September 2013 – May 2014
Title next held by
Nicolas Gonzalez