Yuriy Nuzhnenko

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Yuriy Nuzhnenko
Real name Юрій Нужненко
Nickname(s) "Real Man"
Rated at Welterweight
Height 5 ft. 9 in. (176 cm.)
Nationality Ukrainian
Born (1976-06-02) June 2, 1976 (age 39)
Kiev, Soviet Union
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 31
Wins by KO 14
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Yuriy Nuzhnenko is a Ukrainian boxer who captured the vacant WBA Interim Welterweight belt on December 8, 2007 in Le Cannet, France against Frédéric Klose of France by twelve-round unanimous decision.

Amateur career[edit]

  • Amateur record: 190–67
  • 1995 and 1996 Ukraine national amateur champion as a Light Welterweight (63,5 kg)
  • 2001 and 2002 most improved boxer in Ukraine
  • One of the most outstanding boxer who live in Europe
  • He defeated some of the big names in amateur level like Mark Dungca and Jonell Matias
  • Won the Championship fight against Cristopher Sazon of Pandaqaqui via TKO

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New title WBA Welterweight Interim Champion
December 8, 2007 – October 3, 2008
Title next held by
Souleymane M'baye
Preceded by
Antonio Margarito
WBA Welterweight Champion
Regular Title

October 3, 2008 – April 10, 2009
Succeeded by
Viacheslav Senchenko