Stipe Drews

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Stipe Drews
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Statistics
Real name Stipe Drviš
Nickname(s) Spiderman
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Nationality Croatian
Born (1973-06-08) 8 June 1973 (age 43)
Makarska, Croatia,
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 32
Wins by KO 13
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0
Stipe Drews
Medal record
Representing  Croatia
Men’s Boxing
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place Bari 1997 -81 kg.[1]

Stipe Drews, birth name Stipe Drviš (pronounced as STEE-peh DER-vish, born 8 June 1973 in Makarska, Croatia), is a retired Croatian professional boxer. He won the WBA's version of the world light heavyweight championship title on 27 April 2007.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur he took part at the European championships in 1996, but lost his third fight to the eventual champion Pietro Aurino. In the same year he was nominated for the 1996 Summer Olympics, but lost in the quarter-finals to Seung-Bae Lee. He was second at the Adriatic games in 1997. During his amateur career he was six times Croatian champion. He won 90 fights out of 100.

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • Amateur Record: 90–10
  • 6 time Croatian Champion
  • Member of the 1996 Croatian Olympic Team as a Light Heavyweight. His results were:

Professional career[edit]

Drews began his professional career in 1999. On 8 February 2003 he became European champion with a victory over Silvio Branco. After three title defenses he relinquished the title and instead fought against Paul Briggs for the WBC World Championship title. He lost this fight. Drews fought again several times for the European title and won all matches. Two world champion matches were called off. On 28 April 2007, Drews won in Oberhausen, Germany against Silvio Branco, and became the WBA World light heavyweight champion. He lost his title against Australian Danny Green in Perth on 16 December 2007. Drews lost the match on points.[2]

Personal[edit]

Stipe Drews bears the nickname Spiderman which is due to his long arms and his speed. He currently lives in Pula, Croatia with his wife and one child,where he manages his beach bar Pomidor.

In March 2008 Stipe Drews participated in reality show called "Farma" on Croatian Nova TV. After enduring three weeks in the show, he started up a fist fight with 57-year-old photographer Stephen Lupino during live TV broadcast and thus was disqualified from the show.[3]

Professional boxing record[edit]

32 Wins (13 knockouts), 2 Losses[4]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Loss 32–2 Australia Danny Green UD 12 2007–12–16 Australia Challenge Stadium,
Perth, Western Australia
Lost WBA (Regular)
Light heavyweight title.
Win 32–1 Italy Silvio Branco UD 12 2007–04–28 Germany König Pilsener Arena,
Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Won WBA (Regular)
Light heavyweight title.
Win 31–1 Germany Kai Kurzawa UD 12 2006–05–27 Germany Zenith,
Munich, Bavaria
Retained EBU
Light heavyweight title.
Win 30–1 Italy Antonio Brancalion UD 12 2006–01–07 Germany Zenith,
Munich, Bavaria
Won vacant EBU
Light heavyweight title.
Retained WBO Inter-Continental
Light heavyweight title.
Win 29–1 Argentina Omar Gonzalez UD 12 2005–06–18 Croatia Pula Arena,
Pula, Istria
Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental
Light heavyweight title.
Win 28–1 United States Yameen Muhammad TKO 1 2005–03–05 Germany Wilhelm Dopatka Halle,
Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 27–1 United Kingdom Ovill McKenzie UD 8 2004–12–04 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Berlin
Loss 26–1 Australia Paul Briggs UD 12 2004–08–15 Australia State Sports Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
WBC Light heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 26–0 Ukraine Kostyantyn Shvets UD 12 2004–05–08 Germany Westfalenhallen,
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained EBU
Light heavyweight title.
Win 25–0 France Olivier Beard TKO 6 2003–11–18 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg Retained EBU
Light heavyweight title.
Win 24–0 France Kamel Amrane UD 12 2003–07–12 Germany Wilhelm Dopatka Halle,
Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained EBU and IBF Inter-Continental
Light heavyweight titles.
Win 23–0 Italy Silvio Branco UD 12 2003–02–08 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Berlin Won vacant EBU
Light heavyweight title.
Win 22–0 Liberia Lee Manuel Ossie UD 12 2002–11–23 Germany Westfalenhallen,
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental
Light heavyweight title.
Win 21–0 Colombia Faustino Gonzalez UD 8 2002–09–14 Germany Volkswagen Halle,
Braunschweig, Lower Saxony
Win 20–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mohamed Siluvangi PTS 8 2002–07–20 Germany Westfalenhallen,
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 19–0 France Yohan Gimenez PTS 6 2002–04–06 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg
Win 18–0 Italy Massimiliano Saiani TKO 3 2002–02–08 Germany Volkswagen Halle,
Braunschweig, Lower Saxony
Win 17–0 Turkey Bruce Özbek KO 2 2001–11–24 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg
Win 16–0 Hungary Zoltán Béres PTS 6 2001–09–23 Germany Festzelt,
Eddersheim, Hesse
Win 15–0 Netherlands Talal Santiago TKO 6 2001–07–21 Germany Tivoli Eissporthalle,
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 14–0 Slovakia Julius Gal PTS 6 2001–05–05 Germany Volkswagen Halle,
Braunschweig, Lower Saxony
Win 13–0 Hungary Tamás Elekes TKO 5 2001–01–27 Germany Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle,
Munich, Bavaria
Win 12–0 Tunisia Ridha Soussi PTS 8 2000–11–25 Germany Preussag Arena,
Hanover, Lower Saxony
Win 11–0 Germany Andre Mewis KO 5 2000–10–01 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg Won vacant German International
Light heavyweight title.
Win 10–0 Romania Mihai Iftode PTS 4 2000–06–23 Hungary FTC Stadium,
Budapest, Central Hungary
Win 9–0 Croatia Ivica Cukusic PTS 6 2000–05–28 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg
Win 8–0 Slovakia Stefan Stanko TKO 2 2000–03–31 Switzerland St. Gallen, St. Gallen
Win 7–0 United States Ruben Ruiz KO 1 2000–02–05 Germany Rhein-Ruhr Halle,
Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 6–0 Slovakia Jaroslav Cepicky TKO 4 1999–12–11 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg
Win 5–0 Slovakia Julius Gal PTS 6 1999–10–23 Germany Ballsporthalle,
Frankfurt, Hesse
Win 4–0 Hungary Csaba Olah TKO 5 1999–10–09 Germany König Pilsener Arena,
Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 3–0 Hungary László Mikes KO 4 1999–09–18 Germany Maritim Hotel,
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 2–0 Belgium Philip Houthoofdt TKO 1 1999–07–10 Germany Sporthalle Augsburg,
Augsburg, Bavaria
Win 1–0 Slovakia Julius Gal PTS 4 1999–05–22 Hungary Sportpalace, Budapest, Central Hungary

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XIII MG Bari 1997". HOO. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Tužan kraj boksačke karijere Stipe Drviša". Index.hr. 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  3. ^ Rasplet na Farmi Farma.dnevnik.hr, 2008-04-05. Retrieved on 2008-04-06
  4. ^ "Stipe Drews Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Silvio Branco (Vacated)
IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Champion
23 November 2002 – 2003 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Vadim Safonov
Preceded by
Thomas Ulrich (Vacated)
EBU European Light Heavyweight Champion
8 February 2003 – 2004 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Thomas Ulrich
Preceded by
Tomasz Adamek (Vacated)
WBO Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Champion
18 June 2005 – 2006 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Rachid Kanfouah
Preceded by
Thomas Ulrich (Vacated)
EBU European Light Heavyweight Champion
7 January 2006 – January 2007 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Thomas Ulrich
Preceded by
Silvio Branco
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
28 April 2007 – 16 December 2007
Succeeded by
Danny Green