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Andreas Kotelnik Announces Retirement From Boxing

By Per Ake Persson

Former WBA jr. welterweight champ Andreas Kotelnik has announced his retirement. Kotelnik goes out at 31-4-1 and has been inactive since losing a close call to Devon Alexander in 2010 for the IBF and WBC titles.
 
Kotelnik, from Ukraine, was an exellent amateur and won silver in the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and then signed with Universum in Germany. He quickly rose to top level but then followed a number of controversial defeats - and wins as well. Andreas lost a split duke to Souleyman M´Baye in a WBA eliminator in 2004 followed by a disputed loss to Junior Witter in 2005. A draw with M´Baye followed and it wasn´t until 2008 when Kotelnik stopped Gavin Rees that he became WBA champ - a title he defended against Marcos Maidana in a great fight that Kotelnik won on a split decision. Kotelnik lost the title to Amir Khan and that time no-one could argue with the scoring.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by S H O B O X on 05-17-2012

That's what happens when you upset a Don King applecart . Kotelnik was clearly signed on just to be a name on Alexander's resume and King has a reputation for not lining up regular fights for his less marketable fighters…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-17-2012

[QUOTE=New England;12138779]kotelnik is a highly skilled fighter and khan really did handle him it's up there with his most impressive victories and it's a testament to how well he boxes and his physical tools as a boxer (his speed, size,…

Comment by New England on 05-17-2012

[QUOTE=Rapid Counter;12138830]Someones been watching Star Wars lol[/QUOTE] i am glad you noticed [IMG]http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/3/35/HanPopcicle.jpg[/IMG] just relax for a moment. you're free of the carbonite.

Comment by Achilles 2.0 on 05-17-2012

The Alexander fight was close and he looked good enough to keep going. Alexander was criticized for not blowing this guy out of the water, but the truth is the guy was very skillfull and at the time was the…

Comment by RSBonos on 05-17-2012

He had a lot of momentum after his 'loss' against Alexander. They offered him a fight against Ortiz late that same year which he turned down. What a wasted opportunity.

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