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Radivoje Kalajdzic
"Hot Rod"









Radivoje Kalajdzic, also known as Hot Rod, is a professional boxer of Serbian ethnicity. Born on July 27, 1991, in Zenica, SFR Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), Kalajdzic's family fled the Bosnian War in 1992 and became refugees in Bijeljina, Republika Srpska, before moving to Čačak, Serbia, and eventually to the United States in 1998. Kalajdzic's father, Marko, trained in boxing during his youth, and at 14 years old, Radivoje began boxing at a Florida gym.

Kalajdzic made his professional boxing debut on June 3, 2011, at the age of 19, against Nyantu Bolo, winning via a first-round knockout. He followed up with 20 more consecutive victories, 14 of them by stoppage, and won his first world title fight at 27. On May 4, 2019, he fought Artur Beterbiev for the IBF title but lost via a fifth-round knockout.

Throughout his career, Kalajdzic has had a total of 27 fights. He has won 25 of those matches and lost two, with no draws or no-contests. He has won 18 fights via knockout and lost only once via the same method. Kalajdzic currently has no total title wins or title defenses to his name, and he lost his one title-fight via knockout.

Kalajdzic's most recent fight was a non-title bout against Denis Grachev, which he won via an eight-round unanimous decision on November 21, 2020. Kalajdzic's professional boxing record currently stands at 25-2, and he is on a one-fight winning streak.

Some of Kalajdzic's most notable victories include wins over Denis Grachev, Travis Peterkin, Brad Austin, Alex Theran, Fabio Garrido, Gilberto Matheus Domingos, and Samson Onyango. His 21-fight win streak was broken on April 16, 2016, when he lost via an eight-round split-decision to Marcus Browne. Kalajdzic has been stopped once and has lost once via decision.

Kalajdzic's nickname, "Hot Rod," reflects his quick power and aggression in the ring. He stands at 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) and has a reach of 1.93 m (76 in), and his fighting stance is orthodox. He fights in the Cruiserweight & Light-heavyweight weight class.

With a professional boxing career spanning over 10 years, Kalajdzic has earned himself a reputation as a determined, aggressive fighter who is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with his opponents. His power and knockout ability make him a significant threat in the ring.

In addition to his boxing career, Kalajdzic is known for his tattoos of Eastern Orthodox iconography and his love for the Serbian national team. He often wears the Serbian tricolour and "SRB" on his shorts during fights.

Overall, Radivoje Kalajdzic is a skilled, powerful fighter who has made an impact in the boxing world. His quick power and aggressive fighting style make him a threat to any opponent, and his passion for boxing is evident in his determination to succeed.

Radivoje Kalajdzic Fight Record

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
27 Nov 21, 2020 29 Denis Grachev Win UD
26 May 4, 2019 27 Artur Beterbiev Loss KO5
25 Oct 10, 2018 27 Alex Theran Win KO1
24 Jul 21, 2018 26 Brad Austin Win TKO1
23 Sep 23, 2016 25 Travis Peterkin Win TKO5
22 Apr 16, 2016 24 Marcus Browne Loss SD
21 Nov 13, 2015 24 Fabio Garrido Win KO1
20 Oct 10, 2015 24 Gilberto Matheus Domingos Win TKO1
19 May 2, 2015 23 William Johnson Win UD
18 Mar 13, 2015 23 Larry Pryor Win TKO4
17 Oct 3, 2014 23 Rayco Saunders Win UD
16 Mar 29, 2014 22 Lionell Thompson Win SD
15 Feb 14, 2014 22 Samson Onyango Win KO1
14 Nov 23, 2013 22 Charles Hayward Win TKO1
13 Oct 18, 2013 22 Otis Griffin Win TKO1
12 Jul 12, 2013 21 Donta Woods Win TKO2
11 Apr 27, 2013 21 Dennis Sharpe Win KO1
10 Jan 4, 2013 21 Grover Young Win UD
9 Nov 9, 2012 21 Sabou Ballogou Win TKO3
8 Sep 14, 2012 21 Shannon Anderson Win KO1
7 Aug 18, 2012 21 Jerrod Caldwell Win TKO1
6 Jun 1, 2012 20 Mark Sanders Win UD
5 Feb 10, 2012 20 Eliseo Durazo Win UD
4 Jan 7, 2012 20 Percey Givens Win TKO1
3 Nov 18, 2011 20 Richmond Dalphone Win TKO3
2 Sep 9, 2011 20 Marlon Farr Win KO1
1 Jun 3, 2011 19 Nyantu Bolo Win KO1