Tim Austin

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Tim Austin
Real name Timothy Austin
Nickname(s) Cincinnati Kid
Nationality American
Born April 14, 1971 (1971-04-14) (age 45)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Timothy "Tim" Austin (born April 14, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a professional boxer from the United States. He was nicknamed the "Cincinnati Kid". Tim Austin is now a coach in Cincinnati at the Cincinnati Golden Gloves gym located at 1715 Republic Street Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Amateur career[edit]

Austin had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a record of 113-9.

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Known as "Cincinnati Kid", Austin won the IBF Bantamweight title by defeating Mbulelo Botile in 1997. He successfully defended his title ten times before losing to Rafael Marquez by an 8th round technical knockout in 2003.

Legal troubles[edit]

Shortly after the loss to Marquez, Austin was accused, and later acquitted, of raping a 16-year-old girl.[1] With his legal troubles behind him, Austin resumed his career in 2005 but his comeback was quickly derailed when he lost via TKO to journeyman Eric Aiken, who went on to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.

Austin had another run in with the law in January 2008. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence after allegedly threatening to kill his wife, and for kicking and punching her about the face.[2]


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Preceded by
Mbulelo Botile
IBF Bantamweight Champion
July 19, 1997 – February 15, 2003
Succeeded by
Rafael Marquez