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Tim Austin

Full name: Timothy "Tim" Austin
Nickname(s): Cincinnati Kid
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: April 14, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Northside Gym
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


As a flyweight Tim Austin won the 1990-91 US Golden Gloves title and was US Amateur Champion in 1991. He finished his amateur career with a record of 113-9. Austin captured bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and then turned professional.

Austin’s first professional fight was in April 1993, when he won by knockout in the first over Joey López. He fought professionally through April 2006, losing to Eric Aiken by TKO in the sixth. Austin won the IBF Bantamweight title on July 1997 with a TKO victory over Mbulelo Botile. He defended that title 10 times before losing to Rafael Marquez by TKO in the eighth in February 2004. Austin finished with a career record of 27 wins (24 by KO), 2 losses, and 1 draw.

Austin had some legal difficulties during and shortly after his career. After the loss to Marquez he was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, although he was acquitted of that charge. In 2008 he was arrested and charged with domestic violence after allegedly attacking and threatening to kill his wife.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 3T Bronze

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR S
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1992-08-07 González (CUB) , Austin (USA)
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-04 Austin (USA) , Mwangata (TAN) decision 19
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #1 1 1992-08-02 Austin (USA) , Strogov (BUL) decision 19
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Round One Match #1 1 1992-07-27 Austin (USA) bye
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