For those of you who didn’t heard about Romania before, we have very famous people in the world. Today i want to present 999 fighters that are known world wide, and that fight in professional leagues.
Mihai Leu also known as Michael Loewe (born February 13, 1969 in Hunedoara) is a former Romanian boxer. He once held the WBO welterweight title and retired after one title defense, becoming the second European boxer to retire as an undefeated world champion, after Terry Marsh.
In 1991, he became a professional boxer in Germany (using the name Michael Loewe) and had 28 wins of 28 matches in welterweight, winning the following titles:
1993 – Germany Intercontinental Title (which he gave up without fighting)
1995 – WBO Intercontinental Title (which he gave up without fighting)
1997 – WBO World Champion (which he gave up due to medical reasons)
On February 22, 1997 he won a unanimous decision against Santiago Samaniego to become the WBO World Welterweight Champion. He defended his title once, against Michael Carruth.
Due to an injury, he was forced to abandon boxing.
Leonard Dorin Doroftei (known also as Leonard Dorin, though his family name is Doroftei; born 10 April 1970) is a Romanian former boxer, the WBA lightweight world champion from 5 January 2002 to 24 October 2003.
In 1997, Doroftei became a professional boxer, signing with the Canadian club Interbox. On 5 January 2002 he won the WBA world lightweight title, winning in a split decision over Argentinian boxer Raul Horacio Balbi 112-115, 114-113, 115-112. On 31 May the two fought again in Bucharest; this second fight was a unanimous decision for Doroftei, 118-111, 117-112 and 118-110.
A lightweight title unification bout on 17 May 2003 with American boxer Paul Spadafora, the IBF champion, ended in a draw, 114-114, 115-113, 114-115.
On 24 October 2003, Doroftei was to fight a match against Panamanian boxer Miguel Callist. Doroftei had already announced that this would be his last professional match regardless of the result. As it turned out, the match was cancelled after Doroftei exceeded the maximum weight for lightweights at the weigh-in: he was 4¼ lb (1.9 kg) over the 135 lb (61.2 kg) weight limit, so he lost his WBA title.
On 24 July 2004, Doroftei lost his undefeated mark when he tried to get the interim WBC title, getting knocked out in two rounds by Arturo Gatti.
His record consisted of 22 wins, 1 loss and one draw, with 8 knockout wins.
Lucian Bute (born February 28, 1980) is a Romanian-Canadian professional boxer living and fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Bute is the current IBF Super Middleweight champion.
Lucian Bute turned pro in 2000. He is still trained by Stéphan Larouche, who also trained former world champions Éric Lucas and Leonard Doroftei.
Until now (March 18, 2011) he has a record of 27 wins our of 27 matches (22 KO and 5 Decisions). His next game is planed tomorrow, March 19, 2011. Good Luck for him.
Daniel Ghita (born April 22, 1981) is a Romanian super heavyweight kick boxer. He is a former WKN European Muay Thai champion, currently competing in the K-1, It’s Showtime and Local Kombat promotions. He made his K-1 debut at K-1 Fighting Network Romania 2007 against Nobu Hayashi.
Ghiţă is known for his strong low kicks, with which he has knocked out many of his opponents.
Aside from kickboxing, from 2001 to 2008, Ghiţă was a secret service agent assigned to protect the Romanian President.
2010 K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Tokyo Final 16 Qualifying GP champion
Local Kombat Heavyweight champion
2005 WKN European Thai-boxing Heavyweight champion
2002 European Muay Thai champion in Portugal
2001 IFMA World Muay Thai Championships Bronze medalist (+91 kg)
2000 European Muay Thai champion in Germany