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Andrew Golota
(Andrzej Golota)

BORN   January 5 1968; Warsaw, Poland (fights out of Chicago, Illinois)
HEIGHT.. 6-4
WEIGHT 217-256 1/2 lbs

Golota is a big, strong heavyweight with a powerful punch; He migrated from Poland to America and started out strong, showing great potential, but seemed to lose focus as he got further into his career

In two fights with Riddick Bowe, when he seemed to be getting the best of the former champion, Golota resorted to brawling tactics and was disqualified; During his career, Andrew won the
WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship

During his career, Andrew has defeated such men as Tim Witherspoon, Orlin Norris, Jesse Ferguson, Quinn Navarre, Brian Nix, Kevin McBride, Mike Mollo, Marcus Rhode, Eli Dixon, Danell Nicholson, Terry Davis, Samson Po'uha and Donnell Wingfield


         -Golota won the Bronze Medal in the Olympic Games Heavyweight Competition

         -Golota won 111 bouts as an amateur

Feb  7 Roosevelt Shuler           Milwaukee, Wi                      TK  3
Feb 28 Joe Jones                  Countryside, Il                    KO  1
Mar 27 Charles Presswood          Countryside, Il                    KO  1
Jun 20 Joey Christjohn            Chicago, Il                        TK  1
Jul 24 Robert Smith               Countryside, Il                     W  6
Aug 28 James Holly                Countryside, Il                    KO  1
Oct  3 Aaron Brown                Chicago, Il                        TK  2
Dec  5 "Young" Joe Louis          Dolton, Il                         TK  1

Feb  5 Andre Crowder              Milwaukee, Wi                      TK  1
Mar 26 Bobby Crabtree             Countryside, Il                    TK  2
May 15 Kevin P. Porter            Milwaukee, Wi                      KO  3
Jun 22 Carlton West               Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  2
Jul 10 Marion Wilson              Bushkill, Pa                        W  8
Sep  4 Andre Smith                Las Vegas, Nv                      KO  1
Nov 23 Calvin Jones               Rosemont, Il                       TK  2

Jan 14 Donnell Wingfield          Chicago, Il                        TK  1
Mar 16 Larry Davis                Chicago, Il                        KO  1
May  6 Terry Davis                Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  1
Jun 18 Jesse Shelby               Chicago, Il                        TK  2
Aug 13 Jeff Lampkin               Las Vegas, Nv                      TK  1
Nov  1 Darren Hayden              Las Vegas, Nv                      TK  7

Jan 26 Dwayne Hall                Rosemont, Il                       TK  1
Apr 11 Marion Wilson              Chicago, Il                         W 10
May 16 Samson Po'uha              Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  5
Aug 26 West Turner                Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  1
Nov 18 Jason Waller               Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  2

Jan 30 Charles Hostetter          Lyndhurst, NJ                      TK  2
Mar 15 Danell Nicholson           Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  8
Jul 11 Riddick Bowe               New York, NY                       LF  7
Dec 14 Riddick Bowe               Atlantic City, NJ                  LF  9

Oct  4 Lennox Lewis               Atlantic City, NJ                  LK  1
          -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World

Apr 14 Eli Dixon                  Mashantucket, Ct                   KO  6
May  8 Jack Basting               Atlantic City, NJ                  TK  3
Jul 21 Corey Sanders              Atlantic City, NJ                   W 10
Oct  2 Tim Witherspoon            Wroclaw, Poland                     W 10

Jan 30 Jesse Ferguson             Atlantic City, NJ                   W 10
Jun 26 Quinn Navarre              Wroclaw, Poland                    TK  6
Nov 20 Michael Grant              Atlantic City, NJ                  LT 10 
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship

Apr 22 Marcus Rhode               Guangzhou, China                   TK  3
Jun 16 Orlin Norris               Las Vegas, Nv                       W 10
Oct 20 Mike Tyson                 Auburn Hills, Mi                   NC  3
          -The initial verdict was "LT 3" but it was changed
          when Tyson tested positive for illegal substances

Aug 14 Brian Nix                  Dover, De                          TK  7
Nov 14 Terrence Lewis             Verona, NY                         TK  6

Apr 17 Chris Byrd                 New York, NY                        D 12
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 13 John Ruiz                  New York, NY                        L 12
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

May 21 Lamon Brewster             Chicago, Il                        LT  1
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

Jun  9 Jeremy Bates               Katowice, Poland                   TK  2
Oct  6 Kevin McBride              New York, NY                       TK  6

Jan 19 Mike Mollo                 New York, NY                        W 12
          -WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship
Nov  7 Ray Austin                 Chengdu, China                     LT  1

Oct 24 Tomasz Adamek              Lodz, Poland                       LT  5
          -IBF International Heavyweight Championship

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization



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