Virgil Kalakoda

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Virgil Kalakoda
Born (1977-12-24) 24 December 1977 (age 40)
Cape Town, South Africa
Other names The Conqueror, Victorious
Nationality South Africa South African
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Division Welterweight
Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Sydney, Australia
Team Full Body Impact Gym
Steve's Gym
Warrior's MMA Academy
Trainer Tony Del Vecchio
Steve Kalakoda
Years active 1996–present
Professional boxing record
Total 36
Wins 25
By knockout 16
Losses 8
By knockout 3
Draws 3
Kickboxing record
Total 20
Wins 10
By knockout 3
Losses 10
By knockout 5
Amateur record
Total 10
Wins 9
Losses 1
Other information
Notable relatives Steve Kalakoda, Father
Boxing record from BoxRec
last updated on: 26 December 2011

Virgil "The Conqueror" Kalakoda (born 24 December 1979) is a South African welterweight boxer and kickboxer, fighting out of Full Body Impact Gym in Sydney, Australia. He is former light-middleweight boxing champion, currently competing in K-1 MAX.[1]

Early career[edit]

Virgil grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. His dad Steve Kalakoda was a boxer and he used to go to the gym with him, and learnt by watching, since he was about 4 years old. Growing up around the likes of Mike Bernardo when he was in his K-1 prime was a huge influence to him.[2]

He had 10 amateur boxing fights, with only one loss to Ruben Groenewald in the final of the national tryouts.

Professional boxing career[edit]

Virgil turned pro in 1996 at 18 years of age defeating Patrick Ngqoba by TKO on his debut in Cape Town. He went undefeated for his first seven professional bouts before suffering his first loss to Pascal Mtungu in 1997. In 2000 Virgil had his first professional title fight losing to Joseph Makaringe by tenth round TKO for the South African welterweight title. Virgil responded well to this setback winning his next thirteen fights between 2000 and 2003 and picked up the International Boxing Council (IBC) light middleweight world title and I.B.F. and W.B.N. intercontinental light middleweight titles. He suffered his first defeat in four years when he lost via split decision to fellow South African William Gare in a non title fight in Cape Town. After a win against Wahab Adebisi he decided to move into the world of kickboxing.

K-1 MAX[edit]

Virgil made his K-1 MAX debut on 4 May 2005 at the K-1 World MAX 2005 World Tournament Open against former champion Albert Kraus with the prize being a place at the quarter final stage of the 2005 K-1 MAX final. Virgil was unable to defeat the 2002 champion but impressed enough to be offered a super fight at the final event.[3] After racking up a couple of wins with the promotion he was invited back the following year to take place in qualifying only to lose to the 2004 champion Buakaw Por. Pramuk.[4] Once again Virgil impressed in the split decision extension round defeat and was invited to take part in the quarter finals despite the loss. At the final he met Andy Souwer in the quarter finals and suffered his first stoppage defeat.[5]

Later that year Virgil made his first (and so far only) appearance in Shoot boxing's number one event – the S-Cup. He met fellow boxer Daniel Dawson in the quarter final stage but was unable to proceed losing by unanimous decision. Despite early initial promise with the K-1 organization Virgil's record has been patchy – mixing good wins against the likes of Takayuki Kohiruimaki and Ole Laursen with a number of defeats including a shock loss against Se Ki Kim at the K-1 Fighting Network Khan in 2007.

Titles[edit]

  • 2002-03 W.B.N. light middleweight Inter-continental champion (2 title defences)
  • 2002 I.B.F. light middleweight Inter-Continental champion
  • 2001 IBC light middleweight world champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Boxing record[edit]

Boxing Record[6]

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fighters Profile (Virgil Kalakoda)". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Virgil Kalakoda: First Steps Towards the MAX Belt". www.kakutougi.info. Archived from the original on 26 January 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Champions Win at World Max '05 Open Tournament". K-1 Grand Prix Website. 
  4. ^ "Champions Prevail at K-1 World Max '06 Final Elimination". K-1 Grand Prix Website. 
  5. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Buakaw Best in World Max Final". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Virgil Kalakoda's career boxing record". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

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