Rudolf Kraj

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Weight(s) Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Czech
Born (1977-12-05) December 5, 1977 (age 41)
Mělník, Czech Republic
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 15
Wins 14
Wins by KO 10
Losses 1
Draws 0
Rudolf Kraj
Medal record
Representing  Czech Republic
Men’s Boxing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Light Heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Bangkok Light Heavyweight

Rudolf Kraj (Czech pronunciation: [ˈrudolf ˈkraj]) (born 5 December 1977 in Mělník, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech boxer.


He won the silver medal in the men's Light Heavyweight (81 kg) category at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He lost to Aleksandr Lebziak in the final.

He also won a bronze medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok losing to another Russian, the eventual winner Evgeny Makarenko. He won 170 out of 200 amateur matches.

Olympic results


Kraj began his professional career in 2005 in Germany and won all his thirteen bouts in the cruiserweight division including a stoppage of Armenian Melkomian (record 20-1).

He fought Giacobbe Fragomeni for the WBC Cruiserweight title on October 24, 2008 and lost the fight by technical decision after eight rounds after and accidental headbutt earlier in the fight. His record is 14-1 with 10 knockouts.

Professional boxing record

14 Wins (10 knockouts), 1 Loss, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 14–1 Italy Giacobbe Fragomeni TD 8 (12) 2008-10-24 Italy PalaLido, Milan for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title
Win 14–0 United States Matt Godfrey UD 12 (12) 2008-03-08 Germany König Palast, Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 13-0 Argentina Orlando Antonio Farias KO 1 (12) 2007-12-04 Austria Freizeit Arena, Sölden, Austria retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 12–0 Morocco Ismail Abdoul UD 12 (12) 2007-06-12 Slovenia Tabor Arena, Maribor, Slovenia retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 11–0 Argentina Mauro Adrian Ordiales TKO 3 (12) 2007-04-28 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 10–0 Argentina Cesar David Crenz TKO 8 (12) 2007-01-13 Germany Brandberge Arena, Halle an der Saale, Saxony-Anhalt retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 9–0 Armenia Pavel Melkomyan MD 10 (10) 2006-10-10 Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic won the vacant WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 8–0 France Rachid El Hadak UD 6 (6) 2006-07-25 Germany Sportschule Sachsenwald, Eimsbüttel, Hamburg
Win 7–0 Czech Republic Jindrich Velecky UD 10 (10) 2006-05-09 Czech Republic Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Win 6–0 Romania Mircea Telecan TKO 4 (6) 2009-04-15 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Win 5–0 Armenia Vage Kocharyan RTD 3 (6) 2009-02-28 Germany Alte Reithalle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 4–0 Slovakia Robert Borok TKO 1 (4) 2005-11-15 Germany Hohenstaufenhalle, Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg
Win 3–0 Latvia Rustams Tumasevics KO 1 (4) 2005-10-29 Germany TURM Erlebnis City, Oranienburg, Brandenburg
Win 2–0 Romania Valeriu Vasili Dobrin TKO 1 (4) 2005-09-20 Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Win 1–0 Czech Republic Tomáš Mrázek TKO 1 (4) 2005-03-26 Germany Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Saxony Kraj's professional debut

External links

  • News and Pictures of Rudolf Kraj
  • Professional boxing record for Rudolf Kraj from BoxRec
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