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Alexander Ustinov Bio

Alexander Ustinov (Russian: Александр Устинов; born 7 December 1976) is a Russian professional boxer, and former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. In boxing he has challenged once for the European heavyweight title, in 2012.

Ustinov currently resides in Minsk, Belarus, but remains a Russian citizen and competes under the Russian flag.

Contents

  • 1 Career
    • 1.1 Professional boxing career
  • 2 Titles
  • 3 Kickboxing record
  • 4 Mixed martial arts record
  • 5 Professional boxing record
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Career

In 2003 after winning K-1 Moscow Grand Pix with three consecutive KO's Alexander Ustinov earned his spot at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris. In quarter finals he met Gregory Tony and won the fight by 2 round TKO. In semis he stepped into the ring against his own sparring partner Alexey Ignashov and after the hard fought battle the judges ruled the fight for Ignashov's favor.

In December 2003 he continued his strong performances at the tournaments winning the K-1 Spain GP in Barcelona.

On 7 August 2004 Alexander Ustinov was invited to participate at K-1 World GP 2004 Battle of Bellagio II. On his biggest tournament of his career, he was matched up against the towering South African fighter Jan "The Giant" Nortje. Alexander Ustinov won the battle but unfortunately was unable to continue due to a deep laceration on his shin and was replaced by the American Scott Lighty.

In 2005 he won two more K-1 tournaments in Milan, Italy and Lommel, Belgium as well as made his professional boxing debut.

After winning another K-1 tournament in France in January 2006, his next fight was in K-1 Slovakia against Bjorn Bregy from Switzerland. In first round Bregy hit Ustinov with a knee to the groin and referee gave Alexander the standing 8 count. Ustinov could not recover and Bregy was declared the winner. After the controversial decision by the referee the fight was later changed to a No Contest.

Professional boxing career

On 26 April 2012, Alexander Ustinov won the vacant International Boxing Organization Inter-Continental heavyweight title against Jason Gavern.

Alexander Ustinov was set to fight Kubrat Pulev on 29 September 2012 for IBF No. 1 position. He was defeated by Pulev for the first time in his professional boxing career.

On Saturday 26 July 2014, he was to fight Tyson Fury as a late replacement for the injured Dereck Chisora. However, Tyson Fury pulled out of the fight due to the ill health of his uncle Hughie Fury.

Titles

  • WBA International heavyweight champion
  • EBA (European Boxing Association) heavyweight champion
  • 2006 WFCA Super Heavyweight World title
  • 2006 IFMA World Amateur Champion
  • 2006 K-1 Fighting Network in Marseilles Champion
  • 2005 K-1 Italy Oktagon Champion
  • 2004 WKN European Muay Thai Champion
  • 2004 K-1 Poland Champion
  • 2003 WKBF Golden Panther Cup (+91kg) Champion
  • 2003 K-1 Spain Grand Prix in Barcelona Champion
  • 2003 K-1 World Grand Prix Preliminary Moscow Champion
  • 2003 IAMTF World Amateur Muay Thai Champion

Kickboxing record

Mixed martial arts record

Professional boxing record

See also

  • List of male kickboxers
  • List of male mixed martial artists
  • List of K-1 events

External links

  • Professional boxing record for Alexander Ustinov from BoxRec
  • Profile at K-1

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