Michael Katsidis
Nickname: The Great

Michael Katsidis

Born Aug 15, 1980
Age 34
Height 5′ 7″ / 170cm
Reach 66″ / 168cm
Head Trainers
Stance Orthodox
Style
Division Lightweight
Years Active 2001-PRESENT
Record 28 4 0
NC 0
KOs 23
KO% 71%

  Origin  

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

  Profile  

Michael Alan Katsidis is an Australian professional boxer of Greek descent. He is a former two-time WBO interim lightweight title-holder whose crowd-pleasing, all-action fighting style has often drawn comparisons with the late Arturo Gatti.

When entering the ring, Katsidis wears a Greek warrior helmet and in bouts his trunks often resemble a warrior's skirt both showing that he is proud of his Greek heritage.

Michael made his professional debut on the 1st of December 2001, knocking out Danny Wilson in the third round for the QLD Lightweight title. In just his second professional fight, Michael won a 12 round unanimous decision, beating James Swan for the Australian lightweight title.

Katsidis would go on to have another 19 wins before beating Graham Earl for the interim WBO Lightweight Title with a TKO in early 2007. The bout was candidate for fight of the year. He was to have fought Joan Guzman on May 26th 2007, however sources found Guzman withdrew from the fight claiming to have a minor hand injury.

 

  Major World Titles  

WBO Lightweight (Interim)
2007-08

WBO Lightweight (Interim)
2009-2010

  Amateur Info  

Amateur Record: 75-6
Katsidis represented Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

  Website  

 

  Fighter Video  

Katsidis vs Earl Round 2 - Round of the Year

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