Rudolf Kraj

Rated at Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Czech
Born (1977-12-05) December 5, 1977
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
2000 Sydney Light Heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
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 TD8 (12) 2008-10-24 Italy PalaLido, Milan, Lombardia for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title
Win 14–0 United States Matt Godfrey UD12 (12) 2008-03-08 Germany KoenigPALAST, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 13-0 Argentina Orlando Antonio Farias KO1 (12) 2007-12-04 Austria Freizeit Arena, Soelden, Austria retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 12–0 Morocco Ismail Abdoul UD12 (12) 2007-06-12 Slovenia Tabor Arena, Maribor, Slovenia retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 11–0 Argentina Mauro Adrian Ordiales TKO3 (12) 2007-04-28 Germany Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 10–0 Argentina Cesar David Crenz TKO8 (12) 2007-01-13 Germany Brandberge Arena, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt retained the WBC International cruiserweight title
Win 9–0 Armenia Pavel Melkomyan MD10 (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 UD6 (6) 2006-07-25 Germany Sportschule Sachsenwald, Eimsbuettel, Hamburg
Win 7–0 Czech Republic Jindrich Velecky UD10 (10) 2006-05-09 Czech Republic Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Win 6–0 Romania Mircea Telecan TKO4 (6) 2009-04-15 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt
Win 5–0 Armenia Vage Kocharyan RTD3 (6) 2009-02-28 Germany Alte Reithalle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 4–0 Slovakia Robert Borok TKO1 (4) 2005-11-15 Germany Hohenstaufenhalle, Goeppingen, Baden-Württemberg
Win 3–0 Latvia Rustams Tumasevics KO1 (4) 2005-10-29 Germany TURM Erlebnis City, Oranienburg, Brandenburg
Win 2–0 Romania Valeriu Vasili Dobrin TKO1 (4) 2005-09-20 Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Win 1–0 Czech Republic Tomáš Mrázek TKO1 (4) 2005-03-26 Germany Erdgas Arena, Riesa Sachsen Kraj's professional debut
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