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Susi Kentikian
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Kentikian in 2018
Statistics
Real name Susianna Levonovna Kentikian[1]
Nickname(s) Killer Queen[2]
Weight(s) Flyweight
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Nationality
  • Armenian
  • German
Born (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 30)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union (now Armenia)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 36
Wins by KO 17
Losses 2
No contests 1

Susianna "Susi" Levonovna Kentikian (Armenian: Սյուզի Կենտիկյան; born Syuzanna Kentikyan on 11 September 1987) is an Armenian-German professional boxer.[3] She was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, but left the country with her family at the age of five because of the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Kentikian has lived in Hamburg since 1996 and began boxing at the age of twelve. Following a successful amateur career, she turned professional in 2005 upon signing with the Hamburg-based Spotlight Boxing promotion.

Kentikian is a two-time flyweight world champion, having held the World Boxing Association (WBA) female title from 2007 to 2012, and from 2013 to 2017. Additionally, she was the World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight champion from 2009 to 2012, and has held the Women's International Boxing Federation (WIBF) title since 2015, having previously held it from 2007 to 2012.

Until 2012, Kentikian remained undefeated as a professional, winning 16 of her first 30 fights by knockout or stoppage. The German television station ZDF has broadcast her fights since July 2009. She had previously headlined fight cards for the television station ProSieben from 2007 to 2009. Kentikian has gained minor celebrity status in Germany and she hopes to reach a popularity similar to that of the retired German female boxing star Regina Halmich.

Early life[edit]

Susianna Kentikian was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, the daughter of veterinary doctor Levon Kentikian and his wife Makruhi.[4] At the age of five, she left Armenia with her parents and her nine-year-old brother, Mikael, because her father was called up to serve in the military during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.[5] In 1992, the family first moved to Berlin, Germany and stayed at asylum seekers' homes. However, due to the violence at these facilities and their poor knowledge of the German language, they left Berlin and moved to Moldova and later to Russia, where Kentikian went to school for a short period of time.[6] The family returned to Germany in 1996 and relocated in Hamburg, again living in government facilities for asylum seekers.[2] Kentikian's residence status remained uncertain for almost a decade. Several times, she and her family were taken to the airport for deportation, but the intervention of local friends such as her amateur trainer, Frank Rieth, who called lawyers, the media and local politicians, prevented their final expulsion.[7] Her family received a permanent residence permit in 2005 when she signed a three-year professional boxing contract that established a stable income.[8]

At the age of 16, Kentikian began working as a cleaner in a local fitness center to help her family financially.[6] She graduated from high school (Realschule) in the summer of 2006[9] and she eventually became a German citizen in June 2008.[10] She applied for dispensation to be allowed to retain her Armenian citizenship.[1] Kentikian lived with her family in an apartment near her Hamburg boxing gym.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

Kentikian discovered her enthusiasm for boxing when she was twelve years old after accompanying her brother to his boxing training.[2] She started with regular training herself and stated that boxing had allowed her to forget the difficulties of her life for a short time: "I could let everything out, my whole energy. If you have so many problems like our family, you need something like that."[5]

Kentikian won the Hamburg Championships for juniors from 2001 to 2004.[11] She also won the Northern German Championships for juniors in 2003 and 2004, and in October 2004, she had her biggest amateur success by winning the International German Women's Amateur Championships in the featherweight division for juniors.[11] Kentikian found it increasingly difficult to find opponents in the amateur ranks, as few boxers wanted to face her, and her status as an asylum seeker did not allow her to box outside Hamburg.[12] Kentikian's final amateur record stood at 24 wins and one loss. She later blamed overeagerness for her single loss, having fought despite health problems at the time.[13] Her aggressive style and fast combinations, and her ambition to always attack until she knocked out the opponent earned her the nickname "Killer Queen"; she has often used the identically-named song by the English rock band Queen as her entrance music.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2005–2007[edit]

Kentikian was discovered as a professional boxer at an exhibition fight during qualifications for the World Amateur Boxing Championships. At the beginning of 2005, she signed a three-year contract with the Hamburg boxing promoter Spotlight Boxing, a joint venture of Universum Box-Promotion, focusing on young athletes.[8] In future years, she was coached by Universum trainer Magomed Schaburow.[4] Kentikian started her professional career on 15 January 2005, with a win by unanimous decision over Iliana Boneva of Bulgaria on the undercard of German female boxing star Regina Halmich. Over the next 14 months, Kentikian won nine of her eleven fights by knockout. Her unusually high knockout percentage, rarely seen in lower female weight classes, began to draw attention.[7] On 25 July 2006, she won her first belt, the International German flyweight title, against Daniela Graf by unanimous decision. In her first international title fight on 9 September 2006, Kentikian beat Maribel Zurita from the United States with a fourth round technical knockout for the WIBF InterContinental Flyweight title; the fight was stopped when Zurita was cut over the left eyebrow.[7]

In her 15th professional bout, Kentikian fought for her first world championship in Cologne, Germany, on 16 February 2007; it was also her first time headlining a fight card.[7] She won by a ninth-round technical knockout against Carolina Alvarez of Venezuela, thereby winning the vacant WBA Flyweight title. Alvarez took unanswered punches in most of the rounds and was bleeding heavily from her nose, and the referee eventually stopped the fight in round nine in concern for Alvarez's health.[14] Six weeks later, on 30 March 2007, Kentikian made her first title defense. Before a crowd of 19,500 in the Kölnarena, she fought on the undercard of an exhibition bout between German comedian Stefan Raab and WIBF World Champion Halmich. Kentikian beat María José Núñez from Uruguay with a third-round technical knockout. Núñez was knocked down in round two and Kentikian finished the fight one round later with a right cross followed up by combinations that left Núñez defenseless on the ropes, causing the referee to step in.[15]

Kentikian (right) in her rematch with Nadia Hokmi, December 2007

Kentikian next faced Nadia Hokmi of France on 25 May 2007, in her second title defense. Hokmi, using her height and reach advantage, proved to be the first test of Kentikian's professional career and both boxers fought a competitive bout. While Hokmi started out slower, she managed to win several of the later rounds by landing repeated combinations. Kentikian won through a split decision for the first time in her career.[16] The fight was voted among the five "Top Fights of the Year" by WomenBoxing.com.[17] On 7 September 2007, Kentikian defended her title against Shanee Martin from the United Kingdom, winning by a third-round technical knockout. Kentikian controlled her opponent from the opening bell and the referee stopped the fight after Martin was knocked down from a straight right hand in round three.[18]

Following the retirement of long-standing WIBF belt holder Halmich, Kentikian unified the WBA and vacant WIBF Flyweight titles in her hometown of Hamburg on 7 December 2007. She met Hokmi in a rematch of their contest six months earlier. The French boxer again proved to be a tough opponent and the fight developed similarly to their first encounter. Once more, Kentikian had the better start, but Hokmi scored during the second half of the fight, again making the bout close. This time however, Kentikian was ahead on all three of the judges' scorecards, winning by unanimous decision.[19] After the end of the year, Kentikian was chosen as Hamburg's sportswoman of the year.[20]

2008–2010[edit]

Kentikian before her fight against Sarah Goodson on February 29, 2008

Kentikian successfully defended her titles against Sarah Goodson of the Philippines by a third-round technical knockout on 29 February 2008. Goodson, who had fought almost exclusively in lower weight classes before, was overpowered by Kentikian and the referee ended the fight after a series of body punches in round three.[21] In her next title defense on 10 May 2008, Kentikian beat Mary Ortega from the United States with a first-round technical knockout. Ortega, who had previously fought against well-known opponents such as Elena Reid and Hollie Dunaway, was knocked down twice by straight right hands during the first 90 seconds of the fight. When Kentikian had Ortega pinned against the ropes again, the referee stepped in shortly before the end of round one. The quick stoppage came as a surprise to many, including television commentator Halmich, who had expected a hard-fought bout.[22]

In her next title defense on 29 August 2008, Kentikian met Hager Finer of Israel, Halmich's last opponent before retiring. Following a close opening round, the boxing match turned into a brawl and Finer scored during the first half of the fight. From round five onwards, Kentikian managed to take over the bout by landing the cleaner punches and she won by unanimous decision.[23] On 5 December 2008, Kentikian faced Anastasia Toktaulova of Russia, the reigning GBU Flyweight Champion, although the GBU title was not on the line. During the uncharacteristic tactical fight, Kentikian managed to control her opponent from the middle of the ring in most of the rounds. The three judges all scored the bout in favor of Kentikian.[24] In December 2008, she was named Germany's female boxer of the year for the first time.[25] In addition, she won the WBA Best Female Boxer award for 2007–08,[26]

Kentikian retained her WIBF and WBA belts with a unanimous decision win over Elena Reid from the United States on 20 March 2009. Reid, who was well known in Germany after two controversial bouts with Halmich in 2004 and 2005, remained largely passive from the opening bell and Kentikian controlled her through the majority of the fight. Reid did not win a single round on the official scorecards.[27] On 4 July 2009, Kentikian fought the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Champion Carolina Gutierrez Gaite of Argentina. Kentikian used her speed and combinations to dominate her opponent through the ten rounds, winning every round on the judges' scores.[28] Kentikian ended 2009 by fighting the undefeated Turkish-German Julia Sahin (20–0) on 10 October for the vacant WBO Female Flyweight title. Kentikian overwhelmed Sahin with her higher work rate early on. Sahin spent most of the fight covering up from Kentikian's many flurries. Kentikian won a unanimous decision to become the new WBO Female Flyweight Champion.[29]

Kentikian, now the WIBF, WBA and WBO Female Flyweight Champion, defended all of her titles against undefeated Women's International Boxing Association titleholder Nadia Raoui on 24 April 2010 in Hamburg.[30] The bout was very close, as Kentikian was outlanded in most rounds by Raoui. After ten rounds, Kentikian held narrow advantages on two of the three judges' scorecards and won via split decision.[31] On 17 July, Kentikian defended her championships once again against Arely Muciño. In the first few rounds, she used combinations and quick offensive attacks to score against Mucino, before suffering a cut due to an accidental clash of heads. Kentikian was unable to continue; the fight was declared a no contest and she retained her titles.[32]

2011–2016[edit]

Kentikian again defended her WIBF Flyweight title on 26 March 2011 against Ana Arrazola. She won at least seven rounds on each of the judges' scorecards on her way to a unanimous decision victory. Arrazola received a one-point deduction in the sixth round, as Kentikian remained the WIBF champion.[33] Later in the year, Kentikian scored another unanimous decision win on 21 October, this time against Teeraporn Pannimit of Thailand, to retain her WIBF, WBA and WBO Female Flyweight titles. She maintained control of the fight throughout en route to a lopsided victory.[34]

Undefeated with 29 wins (including 16 by knockout), Kentikian next attempted to defend her WIBF and WBO Female Flyweight titles on 16 May 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany against Melissa McMorrow.[35][36] Kentikian lost via majority decision with scores of 95–95, 94–96 and 94–96, the first time she was defeated as a professional.[37] The WBA Female title was not defended in that fight, so Kentikian remained that organization's champion. On 1 December, American Carina Moreno challenged her for the WBA title in Düsseldorf.[36] Kentikian sought to utilize a brawling style against Moreno, but was frequently hit by Moreno's punches while moving forward. The fight was decided by majority decision after 10 rounds: one judge gave Kentikian a four-point advantage, but the other two had Moreno ahead by identical 96–94 margins as she claimed the WBA Female Flyweight championship. Kentikian suffered her second consecutive loss.[38]

On 1 February 2013, Kentikian fought Sanae Jah for the Interim WBA Female Flyweight championship, which was vacant at the time. She established command of the fight by regularly moving close to Jah and applying pressure. In the seventh round, Kentikian scored a knockdown with a right-hand punch. Despite suffering multiple cuts by her right eye, including one from a clash of heads during the 10th and final round, Kentikian was able to finish the fight and earn a unanimous decision victory.[39] Kentikian followed that bout with a rematch against Moreno on 6 July.[40] With a win by unanimous decision, she regained the WBA Female Flyweight title.[41] Kentikian made a title defense against Simona Galassi on 7 December in Stuttgart, under a scoring system in which judges could use half-points in their tallies. Each judge scored the fight in Kentikian's favor by at least 2.5 points, as she successfully defended her WBA championship.[42]

Kentikian's opponent in her next title defense was Dan-Bi Kim. In the bout, which was held on 31 May 2014, Kentikian scored a technical knockout in the ninth round.[43] On 8 November 2014, Kentikian fought Naoko Fujioka and earned the judges' decision after 10 rounds.[44] After founding her own boxing promotion company, Kentikian Promotions, she next fought in October 2015, following an 11-month absence. Against Mexican boxer Susana Cruz Perez, Kentikian was cut in the second round by a clash of heads, but won most rounds on the judges' scorecards. The fight went the scheduled 10 rounds, and Kentikian earned a unanimous decision, although Halmich said that she had not shown "her old form".[45] The victory earned Kentikian the WIBF Flyweight championship. On 30 July 2016, Kentikian fought in a WIBF title defense against Nevenka Mikulic and won by unanimous decision. As of 2018, that was her most recent fight.[46] By 2017, Kentikian's WBA Female Flyweight championship had been vacated.[47]

In the media[edit]

At the beginning of her professional career, Kentikian was primarily featured in the local media in Hamburg and occasionally in national German newspapers; in particular, her difficult childhood and her long-time uncertain asylum status sparked interest in the press and led to comparisons with the boxing film Million Dollar Baby.[2] Her height of 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in) also drew attention, and she was dubbed "Germany's smallest professional boxer".[48] Early on, Kentikian was considered one of the big talents in German boxing[5] and the media mentioned her as the potential successor of record world champion Halmich, a goal she had also set out for herself.[6]

In 2007, Kentikian was introduced to a much larger audience due to cooperation between German television station ProSieben and her promoter Spotlight Boxing.[9] In addition to live broadcasts of her fights during so-called "ProSieben Fight Nights,"[49] she appeared several times on the popular television show TV total. She took part in a four-round sparring session with the show's host, Stefan Raab,[50] and participated in the competitive entertainment event World Wok Championships, where she teamed with Sven Hannawald, Christina Surer and Markus Beyer to win the four-person competition.[51] Her first world title defense, fighting María José Núñez on the undercard of a Raab vs. Halmich exhibition bout, was seen by 4.69 million television viewers—her most watched fight to date.[52] A camera crew visited her for one year prior to her first world championship fight against Carolina Alvarez; the documentary aired in June 2007 on the German public broadcaster Das Erste. A shortened version with commentary in English was aired by the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle in October 2007.[53] By 2010, Kentikian became a spokesperson for the Armenian charitable organization Lebensbaum Armenien (Armenia's Tree of Life).[54]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
39 fights 36 wins 2 losses
By knockout 17 0
By decision 19 2
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
39 Win 36–2 (1) Croatia Nevenka Mikulic UD 10 30 Jul 2016 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Retained WIBF and GBU female flyweight titles
38 Win 35–2 (1) Mexico Susana Cruz Perez UD 10 2 Oct 2015 Germany Inselparkhalle, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title;
Won vacant WIBF and GBU female flyweight titles
37 Win 34–2 (1) Japan Naoko Fujioka UD 10 8 Nov 2014 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title
36 Win 33–2 (1) South Korea Dan-Bi Kim TKO 9 (10), 1:39 31 May 2014 Germany König Palast, Krefeld, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title
35 Win 32–2 (1) Italy Simona Galassi UD 10 7 Dec 2013 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title
34 Win 31–2 (1) United States Carina Moreno UD 10 6 Jul 2013 Germany Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany Won WBA female flyweight title
33 Win 30–2 (1) Belgium Sanae Jah UD 10 1 Feb 2013 Germany ISS Dome, Düsseldorf, Germany Won vacant WBA female interim flyweight title
32 Loss 29–2 (1) United States Carina Moreno SD 10 1 Dec 2012 Germany Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany Lost WBA female flyweight title
31 Loss 29–1 (1) United States Melissa McMorrow MD 10 16 May 2012 Germany Brandenburg-Halle, Frankfurt, Germany Lost WBO, and WIBF female flyweight titles
30 Win 29–0 (1) Thailand Teeraporn Pannimit UD 10 21 Oct 2011 Germany Brandenburg-Halle, Frankfurt, Germany Retained WBA, WBO, and WIBF female flyweight titles
29 Win 28–0 (1) Mexico Ana Arrazola UD 10 26 Mar 2011 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany Retained WIBF flyweight title
28 NC 27–0 (1) Mexico Arely Muciño NC 3 (10), 0:27 17 Jul 2010 Germany Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany Retained WBA, WBO, and WIBF female flyweight titles;
NC after Kentikian was cut from an accidental head clash
27 Win 27–0 Germany Nadia Raoui SD 10 24 Apr 2010 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBA, WBO, and WIBF female flyweight titles
26 Win 26–0 Turkey Julia Sahin UD 10 10 Oct 2009 Germany StadtHalle, Rostock, Germany Retained WBA and WIBF female flyweight titles;
Won vacant WBO female flyweight title
25 Win 25–0 Argentina Carolina Marcela Gutierrez Gaite UD 10 4 Jul 2009 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBA and WIBF female flyweight titles
24 Win 24–0 United States Elena Reid UD 10 20 Mar 2009 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBA and WIBF female flyweight titles
23 Win 23–0 Russia Anastasia Toktaulova UD 10 5 Dec 2008 Germany Sporthalle Brandberge, Halle, Germany Retained WBA and WIBF female flyweight titles
22 Win 22–0 Israel Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer UD 10 29 Aug 2008 Germany Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany Retained WBA and WIBF female flyweight titles
21 Win 21–0 United States Mary Ortega TKO 1 (10), 1:53 10 May 2008 Germany Sporthalle Brandberge, Halle, Germany Retained WBA and WIBF female flyweight titles
20 Win 20–0 Philippines Sarah Goodson TKO 3 (10), 0:57 29 Feb 2008 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBA and WIBF female flyweight titles
19 Win 19–0 France Nadia Hokmi UD 10 7 Dec 2007 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title;
Won vacant WIBF female flyweight title
18 Win 18–0 United Kingdom Shanee Martin TKO 3 (10), 1:14 7 Sep 2007 Germany Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title
17 Win 17–0 France Nadia Hokmi SD 10 25 May 2007 Germany Fight Night Arena, Cologne, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Uruguay Maria Jose Nunez TKO 3 (10) 30 Mar 2007 Germany Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany Retained WBA female flyweight title
15 Win 15–0 Venezuela Carolina Alvarez TKO 9 (10), 0:27 16 Feb 2007 Germany Fight Night Arena, Cologne, Germany Won vacant WBA female flyweight title
14 Win 14–0 Germany Maja Frenzel TKO 4 (10), 1:35 21 Nov 2006 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany Retained WIBF Inter-Continental flyweight title
13 Win 13–0 United States Maribel Zurita TKO 4 (10) 9 Sep 2006 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Won vacant WIBF Inter-Continental flyweight title
12 Win 12–0 Germany Daniela Graf UD 10 25 Jul 2006 Germany Sportschule Sachsenwald, Hamburg, Germany Won vacant International German female flyweight title
11 Win 11–0 Russia Evgeniya Zablotskaya TKO 2 (6), 1:32 15 Apr 2006 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany
10 Win 10–0 Bulgaria Emilina Metodieva TKO 4 (6), 1:33 14 Jan 2006 Germany Ballhaus, Aschersleben, Germany
9 Win 9–0 Russia Maria Krivoshapkina UD 6 13 Dec 2005 Austria Freizeit Arena, Sölden, Austria
8 Win 8–0 Bulgaria Svetla Taskova TKO 2 (6), 1:08 29 Oct 2005 Germany TURM ErlebnisCity, Brandenburg, Germany
7 Win 7–0 Czech Republic Renata Vesecka TKO 4 (6), 0:58 17 Sep 2005 Germany Harzlandhalle, Ilsenburg, Germany
6 Win 6–0 Slovakia Simona Pencakova TKO 2 (4), 1:14 2 Jul 2005 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
5 Win 5–0 Bulgaria Albena Atseva TKO 2 (6) 4 Jun 2005 Germany Ballhaus, Aschersleben, Germany
4 Win 4–0 Slovakia Juliia Vlasenko TKO 3 (4), 1:50 7 May 2005 Germany Volkswagen Halle, Braunschweig, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Slovakia Lucie Sovijusova TKO 1 (4) 9 Mar 2005 Germany Sporthalle Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Germany Debbie Lohmaier KO 1 (4), 1:23 26 Feb 2005 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Bulgaria Iliana Boneva UD 4 15 Jan 2005 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Regina Halmich
WIBF flyweight champion
7 December 2007 – 16 May 2012
Succeeded by
Melissa McMorrow
Vacant
Title last held by
Eva Voraberger
WIBF flyweight champion
2 October 2015 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Eileen Olszewski
GBU female flyweight champion
2 October 2015 – present
Major world boxing titles
New title WBA female flyweight champion
16 February 2007 – 1 December 2012
Succeeded by
Carina Moreno
WBO female flyweight champion
10 October 2009 – 16 May 2012
Succeeded by
Melissa McMorrow
Vacant
Title last held by
Arely Muciño
WBA female flyweight champion
Interim title

1 February 2013 – 6 July 2013
Won full title
Vacant
Preceded by
Carina Moreno
WBA female flyweight champion
6 July 2013 – 2017
Succeeded by
Naoko Fujioka