Tontcho Tontchev

Last updated
Toncho Tonchev
BornToncho Dimitrov Tonchev
(1972-12-01) December 1, 1972 (age 46)
Sliven, Bulgaria
Nationality Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Division Light Welterweight (-63,5 kg)
Stance Orthodox
Years active10 (1997–2007)
Professional boxing record
Total44
Wins37
By knockout21
Losses7
By knockout4
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
last updated on: September 22, 2009
Tontcho Tontchev
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Representing Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 Atlanta Lightweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 Vejle Lightweight

Toncho Dimitrov Tonchev (Bulgarian : Тончо Димитров Тончев) (born December 1, 1972 in Sliven) is a Bulgarian boxer, who won the Lightweight Silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Tontchev also represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Bulgarian language South Slavic language

Bulgarian, is a South Slavic language spoken in Southeastern Europe, primarily in Bulgaria. It is the language of Bulgarians.

Sliven City in Bulgaria

Sliven is the eighth-largest city in Bulgaria and the administrative and industrial centre of Sliven Province and municipality.

Boxing combat sport

Boxing is a combat sport and blood sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.

Contents

Amateur career

Olympic results

1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain Flag of Spain.svg
EventRoundResultOpponentScore
Lightweight FirstWin Flag of Cuba.svg Julio González Valladares 14-12
SecondWin Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Henry Kungsy 11-2
QuarterfinalsLoss Flag of the United States.svg Oscar De La Hoya 7-16
1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA, USA Flag of the United States.svg
EventRoundResultOpponentScore
Lightweight
FirstWin Flag of Moldova.svg Oktavian Taykou RSC 2 (1:40)
SecondWin Flag of Zambia.svg Dennis Zimba 17-9
QuarterfinalWin Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michael Strange 16-10
SemifinalWin Flag of the United States.svg Terrance Cauthen 15-12
FinalLoss Flag of Algeria.svg Hocine Soltani 3-3

In 1996 he won the silver medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Vejle, Denmark. Tontchev turned professional in 1997.

The Men's 1996 European Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Vejle, Denmark from March 30 to April 7. The 31st edition of the bi-annual competition, in which 304 fighters from 35 countries participated this time, was organised by the European governing body for amateur boxing, EABA.

Vejle Town in Southern Denmark, Denmark

Vejle is a town in Denmark, in the southeast of the Jutland Peninsula at the head of Vejle Fjord, where the Vejle River and Grejs River and their valleys converge. It is the site of the councils of Vejle Municipality (kommune) and the Region of Southern Denmark. The city has a population of 54,862, making it the ninth largest city in Denmark. Vejle Municipality has a population of 111,743. The city is part of the Triangle Region, which includes the neighbouring cities of Kolding and Fredericia.

Professional boxing record

37 Wins (21 (T)Knockouts, 16 decisions), 7 Losses (4 (T)Knockouts, 3 decisions) [1]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, TimeDateLocationNotes
Loss37-7 Flag of Ireland.svg Paul McCloskey TKO4 (12), 2:462007-12-08 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Belfast, United KingdomFor vacant IBF International light welterweight title
Loss37-6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Fewkes PTS8 (8)2007-07-13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Barnsley, United Kingdom
Loss37-5 Flag of Belarus.svg Yuri Romanov KO3 (12)2007-04-28 Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk, Belarus For EBU (European) lightweight title
Win37-4 Flag of France.svg Frederic Gosset TKO1 (6)2007-03-03 Flag of Albania.svg Tirana, Albania
Win36-4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jon Honney PTS6 (6)2006-05-26 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win35-4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dean Phillips TKO1 (8)2006-04-02 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win34-4 Flag of North Macedonia.svg Vlado Buchkovsky PTS8 (8), 3:002005-12-23 Flag of North Macedonia.svg Skopje, Macedonia
Loss33-4 Flag of Hungary.svg Janos Nagy Decision (Unanimous)12 (12), 3:002005-09-10 Flag of Hungary.svg Debrecen, HungaryFor International Boxing Council super featherweight title
Win33-3 Flag of North Macedonia.svg Branco Mitrevski TKO6 (6)2005-08-27 Flag of North Macedonia.svg Veles, Macedonia
Loss32-3 Flag of Belarus.svg Sergey Gulyakevich TKO2 (12)2005-07-20 Flag of Monaco.svg Monte Carlo, Monaco Losses WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title
Win32-2 Flag of Ukraine.svg Rakhim Mingaleev TKO4 (8)2005-03-05 Flag of Albania.svg Durres, Albania
Win31-2 Flag of Belarus.svg Dmitry Yakubchik Decision (Unanimous)6 (6), 3:002004-06-16 Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk, Belarus
Win30-2 Flag of France.svg Francky Leroy TKO5 (12)2004-01-31 Flag of France.svg Grande-Synthe, France Wins vacant World Boxing Union lightweight title
Win29-2 Flag of Belarus.svg Pavel Potipko Decision (Unanimous)6 (6), 3:002003-07-05 Flag of Russia.svg Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win28-2 Flag of Ukraine.svg Rakhim Mingaleev Decision (Unanimous)6 (6), 3:002003-05-24 Flag of France.svg Gravelines, France
Loss27-2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Daniel Attah Decision (Unanimous)10 (10), 3:002002-08-03 Flag of the United States.svg Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win27-1 Flag of Peru.svg Luis Villalta TD6 (10), 3:002002-08-03 Flag of the United States.svg Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win26-1 Flag of Mexico.svg Gustavo Corral KO6 (10), 1:282002-03-21 Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win25-1 Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Parlogea TKO3 (6)2001-10-06 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sofia, Bulgaria
Loss24-1 Flag of Mexico.svg Luis Alfonso Lizarraga TKO6 (10), 1:182001-08-21 Flag of the United States.svg Tempe, Arizona, United States
Win24-0 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Anatoly Alexandrov TKO1 (12), 0:382001-01-20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United KingdomWins EBU (European) super featherweight title
Win23-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charles Shepherd Decision (Unanimous)12 (12), 3:002000-11-11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Belfast, United KingdomRetains WBC International super featherweight title
Win22-0 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Dramane Nabaloum TKO6 (12)2000-07-13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United KingdomRetains WBC International super featherweight title
Win21-0 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Zeikle KO2 (12)2000-05-11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Newark, United KingdomRetains WBA Inter-Continental super featherweight title
Win20-0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Kirkor Kirkorov RTD4 (12), 3:002000-03-25 Flag of Poland.svg Białystok, Poland Wins WBC International super featherweight title
Win19-0 Flag of France.svg David Mathieu TKO6 (8), 0:332000-02-21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Southwark, United Kingdom
Win18-0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Pascal Montulet PTS10 (10), 3:001999-11-13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cottingham, United Kingdom
Win17-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Allen KO2 (6)1999-10-19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win16-0 Flag of Hungary.svg Laszlo Bognar TKO1 (12)1999-07-15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peterborough, United Kingdom Retains WBA Inter-Continental super featherweight title
Win15-0 Flag of Ukraine.svg Rakhim Mingaleev Decision (Unanimous)12 (12), 3:001999-04-29 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United Kingdom Wins WBA Inter-Continental super featherweight title
Win14-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Coleman PTS6 (6), 3:001999-02-06 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Halifax, United Kingdom
Win13-0 Flag of France.svg Didier Schaeffer PTS8 (8), 3:001998-12-12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chester, United Kingdom
Win12-0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Anatoly Vinevsky TKO2 (6)1998-10-02 Flag of Poland.svg Wroclaw, Poland
Win11-0 Flag of France.svg Didier Tual TKO3 (6)1998-08-08 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Scarborough, United Kingdom
Win10-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John T. Kelly TKO5 (8)1998-06-09 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cottingham, United Kingdom
Win9-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Campbell PTS8 (8), 3:001998-03-14 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win8-0 Flag of Colombia.svg Mauricio Bernal KO1 (6)1997-12-16 Flag of France.svg Grande-Synthe, France
Win7-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John T. Kelly PTS6 (6), 3:001997-11-22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Manchester, United Kingdom
Win6-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Karl Taylor PTS4 (4), 3:001997-10-25 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Queensferry, United Kingdom
Win5-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ervine Blake PTS4 (4), 3:001997-09-02 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Southwark, United Kingdom
Win4-0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sevladin Rousev KO2 (4)1997-08-17 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Belmeken, Bulgaria
Win3-0 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Bamana Dibateza PTS4 (4), 3:001997-06-30 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Win2-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Robinson TKO2 (4)1997-05-20 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Win1-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wayne Jones TKO1 (4)1997-04-28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cottingham, United KingdomPro debut

Related Research Articles

Bulgaria at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Bulgaria competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. 138 competitors, 87 men and 51 women, took part in 116 events in 19 sports.

Bulgaria at the 1996 Summer Olympics country entered in olympic summer games

Bulgaria competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 110 competitors, 74 men and 36 women, took part in 89 events in 17 sports.

Moldova at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Moldova competed in the Summer Olympic Games as an independent nation for the first time at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. Previously, Moldovan athletes competed for the Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Howard Davis Jr. American boxer

Howard Edward Davis Jr. was an American amateur and professional boxer. Growing up on Long Island as the eldest of 10 children, Davis first learned boxing from his father. After being inspired by a movie about Muhammad Ali, Davis embarked on his amateur career. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died. He was also awarded the Val Barker Trophy at the Olympics, beating out such boxers as Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks.

Boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta. The boxing schedule began on 20 July and ended on 4 August. Twelve boxing events were contested, with the participation of 355 athletes from 97 countries.

Hocine Soltani was an Algerian boxer, who won two Olympic medals. In 1992, the southpaw placed third in the featherweight division (54–57 kg), and at the 1996 Summer Olympics he won the gold medal in the lightweight division.

Serafim Todorov Bulgarian boxer

Serafim Simeonov Todorov is a Bulgarian former amateur boxer. He won three consecutive gold medals at both the World and European Championships, and silver at the 1996 Olympics. He is the last boxer to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr., who later went on to become one of the all-time greats in professional boxing.

Ivailo Marinov is a Bulgarian boxer of Turkish ancestry, who won the bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in light flyweight, and the gold medal in the same category at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Yudel Johnson Cedeno is a Cuban welterweight professional boxer, who is best known for winning an Olympic Light-Welterweight silver 2004 as an amateur. Some sources write the family name Jhonson.

Terrance Davin Cauthen is an American boxer. Nicknamed "Heat", Cauthen won the Lightweight Bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Petar Lesov Bulgarian boxer

Petar Lesov is a former Bulgarian boxer, who won the Flyweight Gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. He is a two-time European champion in the flyweight division. Lesov is currently a boxing coach.

The Strandzha Cup is an international amateur boxing tournament held annually in Bulgaria. It often determines who will qualify to compete at the upcoming summer Olympic games. The Strandja Cup is the oldest international amateur boxing competition in Europe. The first tournament was held in 1950 at the "Yunak" stadium in Sofia. The trophy is awarded to the best boxer of the tournament. The first cup was awarded to Hristo Popov, born 1931.

Aleksandar Khristov is a retired boxer from Bulgaria, who became world champion and represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. There he won the silver medal in the bantamweight division. He also won three medals in the European Amateur Boxing Championships, including gold at the 1987 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Turin, Italy.

Michael Vincent "Mike" Strange is a retired boxer from Canada, competing in the light welterweight division. He represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain.

Christian Giantomassi is a former professional boxer from Italy, who won a bronze medal in the lightweight division at the 1996 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Vejle, Denmark, alongside Vahdettin İşsever from Turkey. There he lost to Bulgaria's eventual silver medalist Tontcho Tontchev in the semifinals.

Paul McCloskey is a former professional boxer from Northern Ireland who competed from 2005 to 2013. He held the British super-lightweight title from 2008 to 2009; the European super-lightweight title from 2009 to 2011; and challenged once for the WBA super-lightweight title in 2011. As an amateur, McCloskey won a silver medal in the welterweight division at the 2003 European Union Championships, and was an Irish Senior amateur champion.

Julien Lorcy, was a professional boxer who held the WBA lightweight title twice.

Tervel Pulev Bulgarian boxer

Tervel Venkov Pulev is a Bulgarian professional boxer. He is currently holding the EBU European Union Cruiserweight Title, which he won in Oct 2018 by KO, defeating Leonardo Bruzzese in front of the excited Bulgarian fans in Arena Armeec, Sofia. Pulev’s debut in professional boxing was in 2016 and since then he has won all his 13 fights to date, 11 out of them by knockout.

Henry Kungsi is a Papua New Guinean Olympic boxer. He represented his country in the flyweight division at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He won his first bout against Hussain Arshad of Pakistan, and then lost his second bout to Tontcho Tontchev of Bulgaria.

The men's lightweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1992 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 60 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 30 July to 8 August 1992. 29 boxers from 29 nations competed.

References

  1. "Tontcho Tontchev's career boxing record". Boxrec.com . Retrieved 2009-09-22.

BoxRec or boxrec.com is a website dedicated to holding updated records of professional boxers, both male and female. It also maintains a MediaWiki-based encyclopaedia of boxing.