Sultan Ibragimov

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Sultan Ibragimov








  • Birth Name: Султан-Ахмед Магомедсалихович Ибрагимов
  • Birth Place: Contribute
  • Born: March 08, 1975
  • Died: Contribute
  • Age: 48
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: Contribute
  • Reach: 76″
  • Stance: Southpaw
  • Pro Debut: June 07, 2002
  • Nationality: Russia
  • Status: Inactive
  • Manager: Contribute
  • Promoter: Contribute
  • Total Bouts: 24
  • Total Rounds: 127

Sultan Ibragimov, born on June 7, 1975, in Russia, is a retired heavyweight professional boxer with an impressive career. With a career that spanned over five years, from 2002 to 2008, Ibragimov had a professional record of 22 wins, one loss, and one draw, with 17 KO wins.

Ibragimov had his first professional fight at the age of 27 on May 25, 2002, against Tracy Williams, which he won via first-round KO. Unstoppable, he went on to win eighteen more consecutive fights, out of which fifteen were won via stoppage.

Ibragimov had his first heavyweight world title fight at the age of 32 on June 2, 2007, after a successful record of 21 professional fights, against Shannon Briggs for the WBO title, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision. He defended his title against the Hall-of-Famer, Evander Holyfield, on October 13, 2007, in a fight he also won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Ibragimov has one world title win at heavyweight. One of the highlights of his career was the win over Shannon Briggs, and it marked the beginning of his recognition as a legendary heavyweight champion. Sultan Ibragimov's professional boxing career boasts of some of the most exceptional fights and notable victories against the likes of Lance Whitaker, Javier Mora, Al Cole, Zuri Lawrence, and Andy Sample, to mention but a few.

Regrettably, Sultan Ibragimov had just a single loss in his incredible career, which came against Wladimir Klitschko via 12 round unanimous decision on February 23, 2008, and it ended his 22-fight win streak. Sultan Ibragimov's last professional fight was a heavyweight title unification bout against Ukrainian boxer, Wladimir Klitschko.

The bout took place on February 23, 2008, with Ibragimov losing the fight via 12 round unanimous decision, which also resulted in him losing his WBO title. It has been fifteen years, one month, and eight days since that memorable loss to Klitschko. Ibragimov retired from professional boxing with an impressive record of 22-1-1, which included 17 knockout wins and one title win.

Career Highlights

Sultan Ibragimov's professional career boasted of a total of 24 fights, with these four fights being the highlight of his remarkable career:

  1. March 3, 2005: Ibragimov put on the first notable performance of his career, which was a 3rd round TKO victory against Al Cole.
  2. June 2, 2007: Ibragimov won his first world heavyweight title by defeating Shannon Briggs via 12 round unanimous decision, making him the WBO heavyweight world champion.
  3. October 13, 2007: Ibragimov’s notable victory came with his successful defense of the WBO heavyweight title against Hall-of-Famer, Evander Holyfield, winning in a 12 round unanimous decision.
  4. February 23, 2008: Sultan Ibragimov's loss to Wladimir Klitschko via a 12 round unanimous decision was regrettably one of the highlights of his career, after an impressive 22-fight win streak.

Thanks to his incredible fighting skills, Sultan Ibragimov will forever be remembered in the boxing world. The heavyweight champion was a feared opponent to face with a remarkable record to show for all his efforts. Despite his incredibly successful career, Sultan Ibragimov never forgot his roots and regularly expressed his gratitude and appreciation to his fans and those who believed in him.

Sultan Ibragimov Fight Record

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
24 Feb 23, 2008 32 Wladimir Klitschko Loss UD
23 Oct 13, 2007 32 Evander Holyfield Win UD
22 Jun 2, 2007 32 Shannon Briggs Win UD
21 Mar 10, 2007 32 Javier Mora Win TKO1
20 Jul 28, 2006 31 Ray Austin Draw SD
19 Dec 15, 2005 30 Lance Whitaker Win TKO7
18 Sep 16, 2005 30 Friday Ahunanya Win TD
17 Jun 24, 2005 30 Andy Sample Win TKO1
16 Apr 22, 2005 30 Zuri Lawrence Win TKO11
15 Mar 3, 2005 29 Al Cole Win TKO3
14 Dec 11, 2004 29 James Walton Win TKO6
13 Oct 16, 2004 29 Najee Shaheed Win KO3
12 Aug 28, 2004 29 Onebo Maxime Win TKO5
11 Mar 10, 2004 29 Alexey Osokin Win UD
10 Jan 29, 2004 28 Piotr Sapun Win KO1
9 Sep 12, 2003 28 Sedrak Agagulyan Win TKO1
8 Jun 6, 2003 28 Marcus McGee Win TKO8
7 Apr 22, 2003 28 Carlos Barcelete Win KO3
6 Mar 26, 2003 28 Chad Butler Win UD
5 Dec 20, 2002 27 Lincoln Luke Win RTD2
4 Dec 6, 2002 27 Clarence Goins Win TKO1
3 Oct 18, 2002 27 Leroy Hollis Win TKO1
2 Jun 7, 2002 27 John Phillips Win TKO1
1 May 25, 2002 27 Tracy Williams Win KO1