Andrew Golota

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Andrew Golota

Polish boxer add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1968.

Countries: United States (57%), (22%), Ukraine (4%)

Main connections: Jimmy Thunder, Heavyweight, Madison Square Garden

Linked to: World Boxing Association, HBO, World Boxing Council




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Andrew Golota was born in 1968 add something


Golota had 111 wins in an amateur career that culminated in his winning a bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics add something


Nicknamed "Foul Pole," he won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and is a four-time world heavyweight title challenger add something


In 1990, he married a U.S. citizen of Polish descent and moved permanently from Poland to the city of Chicago add something


In 1992, he turned professional, knocking out Roosevelt Shuler in three rounds add something


The fight was held at Madison Square Garden on July 11, 1996, and was televised by HBO as part of its World Championship Boxing series add something


On October 4, 1997, he received a shot at the world's Heavyweight championship against Lennox Lewis in Atlantic City, New Jersey, NJ. Go?ota was knocked out in the first round add something


Tim Witherspoon - After that loss Witherspoon laid off a year, and when he came back he was outpointed convincingly by the slick Larry Donald on HBO, and, in 1998, lost a close decision when outworked by New Zealander Jimmy Thunder before travelling to Poland to be outpointed by Andrew Golota


In his next match, he lost to Michael Grant by a knockout in the tenth round in one of "The Ring"'s 1999 fights of the year add something


Jesse Ferguson - In 1999 Jimmy Thunder, citing an injury, dropped out of a fight with Polish contender Andrew Golota


In 2000, Go?ota fought in China beating Marcus Rhodes with a third round knockout add something


Later in 2000, he faced former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson add something


Orlin Norris - Norris was an aging fighter by the time he came back in 2000, outscored by Andrew Golota, and in 2001 making little effort and collapsing in sixty seconds against Vitali Klitschko in Germany, and losing a 12 round decision to Brian Nielsen in Denmark for the IBO title


Following the Tyson fight, Go?ota was inactive for nearly three years before returning to the ring on August 14, 2003 add something


Go?ota received a second world title shot, fighting IBF heavyweight champion Chris Byrd at New York City 's Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2004 add something


Golota received his third world title try in a row on May 21, 2005 against WBO champion Lamon Brewster add something


June 9, 2007, he beat Jeremy Bates in the 2nd round by technical knockout add something


On January 19, 2008, Go?ota defeated Mike Mollo by unanimous decision in 12 rounds to win the World Boxing Association Fedelatin heavyweight championship belt add something


In January, 2009, Go?ota lost by first round TKO to Ray Austin add something


On October 24, 2009 in ?ód?, Go?ota fought Tomasz Adamek and lost by TKO in the 5th round add something


Tomasz Adamek - On October 24, 2009 in ?ód?, Poland, Adamek defeated Andrew Golota by TKO in the fifth round to win the IBF "International" Heavyweight Title


Andrew Golota took part in Census 2010 commercials, recorded in Polish and English add something


In 2010 Golota appeared in the Polish edition of Dancing with the Stars Taniec z Gwiazdami add something


He fell out on 7 November 2010, in 1/8 final add something