Ramaz Paliani ( Georgian : რამაზ ფალიანი; born August 21, 1973 in Mestia , Georgian SSR ) is a former Georgian boxer . Paliani represented Georgia , Russia and Turkey at international championships. He was bronze medalist at the World Championships in 1993 and 1999 and the Olympic Games in 1992 , silver medalist at the European Championships in 1993 and World Champion in 2001 , European Champion in 1996 , 1998 and 2000 , and winner of the Mediterranean Games in 2001.
He is the older brother of the boxer Selim Paliani .
In 1992 Palinani took part in the Olympic Games in Barcelona under the Olympic flag . After victories over Julian Wheeler, USA (8: 4), Rogerio de Brito, Brazil (19: 2), and the 1988 Olympic third party Daniel Dumitrescu, Romania (11: 5), and a semi-final defeat against the eventual silver medalist Faustino Reyes , Spain (14: 9), he won bronze medal in the featherweight (-57 kg).
At the European Championships in 1993 , Paliani won the silver medal for Georgia behind Serafim Todorow , Bulgaria (10: 1). In the same year he also won the bronze medal at the world championships . In 1994, starting for Russia , he won the Goodwill Games with a final victory over Joel Casamayor , Cuba (15: 8), but was eliminated the following year at the World Championships in the quarter-finals against Falk Huste , Germany (8: 1) . In 1996 Paliani was European champion, this time he was able to beat Todorow in the final (3: 2), but did not get beyond the quarter-finals at the Olympic Games , which he lost to the later Olympic champion Somluck Kamsing , Thailand (13: 4).
In 1998 Paliani changed citizenship again and became a Turk . After Siegen a. a. via Falk Huste, again European champion and after he won a. a. Yudel Johnson , Cuba (11.2), and lost to Ricardo Juarez , USA (6: 5), the bronze medal at the World Championships the following year. In 2000 he won his third European title with a final victory over Boris Georgiev , Bulgaria (9: 5) and also took part in the Olympic Games for the third time . However, after victories over Haider Ali, Pakistan (5: 4), and Valdemir Pereira, Brazil (RSC 3rd), and a defeat against Beksat Sattarchanow , Kazakhstan (12:11), he did not get past the quarter-finals.
In 2002 Paliani turned pro and moved to Philadelphia , USA. Of the 16 fights he played until 2006, he won 14 (8 KO's) and lost one. One fight ended in a draw. His biggest fight was the draw against the future WBC lightweight world champion David Díaz in 2005.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Paliani, Ramazi; ფალიანი, რამაზ (Georgian)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Georgian boxer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 21, 1973|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mestia , Georgian SSR, Soviet Union|