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Ramazan Paliani

Full name: Ramazan Paliani
Other name(s): Ramaz Paliani, Рамаз Палиани, რამაზ ფალიანი
Nickname(s): Razzamatazz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 21, 1973 in Mest'ia, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia
Affiliations: Moskva Sports Club
Country: EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia, TUR Turkey
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

During his boxing career, Ramaz Paliani represented four countries – or five if one considers the Unified Team as separate from the Soviet Union. Until 1992, Paliani represented the Soviet Union, or the Unified Team; while in 1993, for only one year, Paliani represented his birth country of Georgia. From 1993-96 Paliani represented Russia and from 1997 until the end of his boxing career, Paliani represented Turkey. Paliani rose to prominence at the 1990 European Junior Championships, where he won the gold medal as a light-flyweight. In 1992, Paliani was selected to the Unified Team Olympic boxing team and at the Olympics, Paliani won a bronze medal in featherweight. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Paliani represented his birth country Georgia at the 1993 World and European Championships, winning silver at the Europeans and bronze at the Worlds, but then decided to apply for Russian citizenship, because his coach moved to Russia to coach the Russian national junior team. Paliani represented Russia at the 1994 Goodwill Games, 1995 World, 1996 European Championships and 1996 Olympics, winning the European title in 1996 and gold at the 1994 Goodwill Games.

After the 1996 Olympics, Paliani moved to Turkey and, after gaining Turkish nationality, represented Turkey at the 1999 and 2001 World Championships, 1998 and 2000 European Championships and 2001 Mediterranean Games, winning gold in each of those events, except at the 1999 Worlds, where he settled for a bronze medal. In 2002 Paliani turned professional and moved to the United States. In 2004, Paliani won the IBA Americas lightweight title. In 2005, Paliani fought for the IBA World lightweight title, but the bout ended in a draw. In 2006, he won the Pennsylvania lightweight title. Paliani retired from pro boxing in 2007 with a record of 14 (8 KO) wins, 1 (by KO) loss and 1 draw. After his retirement, he worked as a boxing coach in Philadelphia and in 2009 became head coach of the Georgian national boxing team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Boxing Men's Featherweight Unified Team EUN 3T Bronze
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Men's Featherweight Russia RUS 5
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Boxing Men's Featherweight Turkey TUR 5

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S MR R T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Boxing Unified Team EUN Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1992-08-07 Reyes (ESP) , Paliani (EUN) 9
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Boxing Unified Team EUN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1992-08-04 Paliani (EUN) , Dumitrescu (ROU) 11 decision
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Boxing Unified Team EUN Round Two Match #8 1 1992-08-02 Paliani (EUN) , Dezorzi (BRA) 19 decision
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Boxing Unified Team EUN Round One Match #15 1 1992-07-29 Paliani (EUN) , Wheeler (USA) 8 decision
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1996-07-31 Kamsing (THA) , Paliani (RUS) 4
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Round Two Match #1 1 1996-07-27 Paliani (RUS) , Ouzlian (GRE) 27 decision
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Round One Match #2 1 1996-07-22 Paliani (RUS) , Sin (KOR) 10 decision
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Boxing Turkey TUR Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 2000-09-27 Sattarkhanov (KAZ) , Paliani (TUR) 11
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Boxing Turkey TUR Round Two Match #4 1 2000-09-23 Paliani (TUR) , Pereira (BRA) 17 referee stops contest (outscored) 3 1:37
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Boxing Turkey TUR Round One Match #8 1 2000-09-18 Paliani (TUR) , Ali (PAK) 5 decision
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