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


1988

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


1990

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


1992

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


1996

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


1997

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


1998

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


1999

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


2000

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


2003

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


2004

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


2005

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


2007

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


2008

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


2009

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


2010

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