Timur Ibragimov

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Timur Ibragimov
Ibragmiov batters Singh on the ropes.JPG
photo by Patrick Fulcher
Statistics
Real name Timur Ibragimov
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality Uzbekistan
Born (1975-01-15) January 15, 1975 (age 42)
Tashkent, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 31
Wins by KO 16
Losses 4
Draws 1
No contests 0

Timur Ibragimov (Тимур Ибрагимов; born January 15, 1975 in Tashkent, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR) is a heavyweight professional boxer.

Personal[edit]

Ibragimov is from Uzbekistan. He is the cousin of former WBO Heavyweight Champion Sultan Ibragimov, although Sultan is a native of Dagestan. Both of Ibragimov's parents are of Turkic origin, and his father is from the Khorezm region. Ibragimov himself is an Uzbek Turk and a Muslim.[1][2]

Amateur career[edit]

Timur Ibragimov Gold Medal 1997.jpeg

Ibragimov had over 200 amateur fights, and during the 1990s, he was one of the world's leading amateur boxers in the light heavyweight division. In 1991, Ibragimov won the Soviet Union Junior National Championships for his age category (16 to 18 years old). After the break-up of the USSR, Ibragimov won the Uzbekistani National Championships five times. Ibragimov participated several times in the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships and the Asian Games, and in 1995 he was a quarter finalist at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin. Ibragimov won the Gold Medal at the Central Asian Games in 1997.

Ibragimov participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta as a member of the 1996 Uzbek Olympic team. In this tournament, Ibragimov lost a highly controversial decision to Croatia's Stipe Drews.

Professional career[edit]

Ibragimov turned professional in 2000, fighting alongside his cousin Sultan in a stable managed by Boris Grinsberg. Now based in the United States, Ibragimov ran up a record of 21-0-1 by 2006. His lone draw was against Kevin Johnson.

photo courtesy ray bailey.

In 2006 Ibragimov was outpointed by then-undefeated Calvin Brock in a high-profile fight televised by HBO. Although he rocked Brock early with a solid right cross, Ibragimov fought defensively for most of the bout against his more experienced opponent. The scores were 119-109, 117-111, and 115-113. On February 16, 2007 Ibragimov lost a unanimous decision to top contender Tony Thompson. Ibragimov rallied in the last two rounds, but was not able to overcome the points advantage accumulated by Thompson earlier in the bout. The scores were 99-91, 97-93, and 97-93.

Later in 2007, Ibragimov won a unanimous decision over former European champion Timo Hoffmann in Germany. Ibragimov dominated the bout with shifty boxing tactics and hurtful counter rights to the head. The scores were 99-94, 98-92, and 97-93. The victory was regarded as an upset, and it positioned Ibragimov on the edge of the world ratings.[3]

Due to promotional and managerial problems, Ibragimov was inactive after beating Hoffman. In 2008, Ibragimov fought only twice, winning decisions each time. He won two fights in 2009 as well.

Ibragimov had an important year in 2010, winning four fights and obtaining high worldwide rating by the World Boxing Association. In February, he took the International Boxing Association Intercontinental heavyweight title by knocking out Awadh Tamim in three rounds.[4] In June, Ibragimov scored his most important career victory by outpointing former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall over twelve rounds. The scores were 119-109, 117-111, and 117-111. The McCall victory earned Ibragimov the North American Boxing Association heavyweight title.[5] Ibragimov next defeated Gurcharan Singh and Luis Pineda.

In December 2010, Ibragimov lost a 12-round split decision to former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck.[6] The bout, held in Paris for the vacant WBA International heavyweight title, was closely contested. Many reporters actually scored the fight in favor of Ibragimov.[7] One judge favored Ibragimov 115-113, but was overruled by two judges who chose Mormeck by margins of 116-111 and 116-112. At the time of this match, Ibragimov was ranked seventh worldwide by the World Boxing Association.

After the Mormeck fight, Ibragimov remained inactive for an entire year. When he finally fought again, in December, 2011, he was surprisingly stopped in two rounds by the undefeated, power-punching contender Seth Mitchell.[8] The defeat, which took place in Washington, D.C., marked the first time that Ibragimov had lost by knockout or technical knockout as an amateur or professional.

Ibragimov won the WBA Pan-African Heavyweight title in June, 2012, by outpointing South Africa's Wiseman Dlomo in a bout held in Uzbekistan.

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (16 knockouts, 14 decisions), 4 Losses (1 knockout, 3 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 10-8-2 South Africa Wiseman Dlomo UD 12 25/06/2012 Uzbekistan Namangan, Uzbekistan WBA Pan-African Heavyweight title. 117-110, 117-112, 116-112.
Loss 23-0-1 United States Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell TKO 2 10/12/2011 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the second round.
Loss 35-4 France Jean-Marc "The Marksman" Mormeck SD 12 02/12/2010 France Paris, France WBA International Heavyweight Title. 111-116, 112-116, 115-113.
Win 21-8-1 Panama Luis Andres Pineda UD 10 02/10/2010 Panama Panama City, Panama NABA Heavyweight Title. 97-92, 98-92, 98-91.
Win 20-0 India Gurcharan Singh TKO 10 24/08/2010 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the tenth round.
Win 54-9 United States Oliver "Atomic Bull" McCall UD 12 15/06/2010 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 119-109, 117-111, 117-111.
Win 11-1 Tanzania Awadh Tamim TKO 3 06/02/2010 Russia Myakinino, Russia IBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the third round.
Win 35-14-3 United States Alfred "Ice" Cole UD 6 04/09/2009 Sweden Karlstad, Sweden 60-55, 59-56, 59-55.
Win 10-7-1 United States Willie "Mr. P" Palms TKO 5 31/07/2009 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the fifth round.
Win 17-5-1 United States Kevin Montiy UD 8 06/09/2008 Russia Moscow, Russia 80-71, 80-71, 80-71.
Win 14-21-2 United States Andrew Greeley UD 6 26/07/2008 North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 37-4-1 Germany Timo Hoffmann UD 10 23/06/2007 Germany Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany 99-94, 98-92, 97-93.
Loss 28-1 United States Tony "The Tiger" Thompson UD 10 16/02/2007 California Beverly Hills, California, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 91-99, 93-97, 93-97.
Loss 28-0 United States Calvin "Boxing Banker" Brock UD 12 24/06/2006 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC FECARBOX/IBA Continental Heavyweight Titles. 109-119, 111-117, 113-115.
Win 27-16 United States Kenny Craven RTD 2 24/03/2006 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States Craven could not answer the bell for round three.
Win 20-1-2 United States Paul Marinaccio TKO 7 11/11/2005 Florida Kissimmee, Florida, United States WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Title.
Win 34-12 Brazil Rogerio Lobo KO 4 24/06/2005 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Title. Lobo knocked out at 0:51 of the fourth round.
Win 9-3 United States David Polk UD 10 22/04/2005 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 99-91, 99-91, 99-91.
Win 14-1-4 United States Ronald Bellamy KO 3 03/03/2005 New York (state) New York City, United States WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Title. Bellamy knocked out at 2:56 of the third round.
Win 10-3 United States Billy Douglas UD 12 11/12/2004 New York (state) Brighton Beach, New York, United States WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Title. 117-111, 117-111, 119-108.
Win 16-12 United States Shawn Robinson TKO 1 16/10/2004 Florida Boynton Beach, Florida, United States WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the first round.
Win 5-4 United States Earl Ladson KO 2 30/07/2004 Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky, United States Ladson knocked out at 0:45 of the second round.
Draw 3-0 United States Kevin Johnson PTS 4 17/06/2004 Nevada Laughlin, Nevada, United States 38-38, 38-38, 38-38.
Win 19-7-3 United States Terry McGroom UD 8 22/04/2004 Russia Moscow, Russia
Win 2-13 Russia Dmitry Gerasimov KO 1 06/04/2004 Russia Moscow, Russia
Win 3-2 Puerto Rico Joseph Kenneth Reyes TKO 4 06/02/2004 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Win 24-19-3 Colombia Juan Carlos Viloria TKO 2 10/01/2004 Florida Boynton Beach, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the second round.
Win 3-1 Ukraine Vitaliy Hryhoriyev RTD 3 12/09/2003 Ukraine Donetsk, Ukraine Vitaliy could not answer the bell for round four.
Win 4-1 United States Jerry Cruz TKO 1 01/08/2003 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:18 of the first round.
Win 5-1 Brazil Gilberto Melo TKO 3 06/06/2003 Russia Rostov-na-Donu, Russia
Win 4-5-1 Ukraine Kostyantyn Pryziuk UD 6 22/04/2003 Russia Moscow, Russia
Win 8-3-1 United States Sam Tillman UD 6 26/03/2003 Florida Coconut Grove, Florida, United States
Win 14-13 Ivory Coast Onebo Maxime UD 4 20/12/2002 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Win 1-0 United States John James TKO 1 06/12/2002 Florida Davie, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the first round.
Win 0-2 United States Lee Howard UD 4 27/09/2002 Florida West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Win 2-0 Russia Dmitry Naumov UD 6 29/03/2000 Russia Ekaterinburg, Russia

Record[edit]

As of July 2012, Ibragimov's professional record is 31-4-1 with 16 knockouts. He is currently the WBA Pan-African Heavyweight champion.

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