Ramaz Paliani

Ramaz Paliani ( Georgian: რამაზ ფალიანი; born August 21, 1973 in Mestia, Georgian SSR ) is a former Georgian boxer. Paliani represented Georgia, Russia andthe Turkey at international championships. He was bronze medalist of the World Championships in 1993 and 1999 and the 1992 Olympics, silver medalist at the European Championships in 1993 and was World Champion 2001, European Champion 1996, 1998 and 2000, and winner of the Mediterranean Games in 2001.



In the youth level ( U19) Paliani won the 1990 starting even for the Soviet Union in the light flyweight (-48 kg) the European Championship and the bronze medal in the world championships.

In 1992, under Palinani Olympic flag at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in part. After victories over Julian Wheeler, United States ( 8:4 ), Rogerio de Brito, Brazil ( 19:2 ), and the Olympic bronze medalists from 1988 Daniel Dumitrescu, Romania ( 11:5 ), and a semi-final defeat against the eventual silver medalist Faustino Reyes, Spain ( 14:9 ), he won a bronze medal in the featherweight ( -57 kg ).

At the European Championships in 1993 Paliani won the silver medal for Georgia Serafim Todorov behind, Bulgaria ( 10:1). In the same year he also won the bronze medal at the World Championships. In 1994 he won, now starting for Russia, with a final victory over Joel Casamayor, Cuba ( 15:8 ), the Goodwill Games, but resigned a year later at the world championships in the quarter- final against Falk huste, Germany (8:1), from. 1996 Paliani European champions, where he beat in the finals this time could Todorov (3:2), however, came at the Olympic Games does not have the quarter -finals, which he lost to eventual Olympic gold medalist Somluck Kamsing, Thailand ( 13:4 ).

In 1998 Paliani again citizenship and was now Turk. He was among other things this year after wins about Falk huste, again European Champion and he won after among others Yudel Johnson, Cuba ( 11.2), and had beaten against Ricardo Juarez, USA ( 6:5 ), was subject, at the World Championships the following year, the bronze medal. In 2000, he won with a final victory over Boris Georgiev, Bulgaria ( 9:5 ), his third European title and also took for the third time in the Olympic Games in part. However, he came to victories over Haider Ali, Pakistan ( 5:4 ), and Valdemir Pereira, Brazil (RSC 3 ), and a defeat against Beksat Sattarchanow, Kazakhstan ( 12:11 ), not about quarter -finals.

2001 Paliani won the Mediterranean Games and won after a final victory over Galib Schafarow, Kazakhstan (RSC 3 ), the World Champion title.


2002 Paliani turned pro and moved it to Philadelphia, USA. Of the 16 battles he played until 2006, he won 14 (8 KO) and lost one. A fight ended in draw. His biggest fight was a draw against the eventual WBC champion David Diaz at lightweight in 2005.


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  • Boxer ( Soviet Union)
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  • Boxer ( Turkey)
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