| Mger Mkrtchyan|
| 12 November 1976 (age 40)
Gyumri, Armenia (1976-11-12) |
Mger Mkrtchyan (born 12 November 1976 in Gyumri, Armenia is an Armenian former professional boxer, who held the EBU Super Middleweight and the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title, as well as being a contender for the WBO World Super middleweight title, losing against Joe Calzaghe by 7th round TKO.
Mger Mkrtchyan Wikipedia
Mkrtchyan debut came on 29 November 2000. On 19 November 2002, 15 fights and 14 wins later, he won his first title match, beating Vage Kocharyan for the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title in Saint Petersburg.
After wins over Freeman Barr and Jozsef Balazs, Mkrtchyan got the chance to Challenge World Champion Joe Calzaghe. Mkrtchyan managed to last 7 rounds before being stopped by the Hall of Famer.
On April 14, 2006, Mkrtchyan became the EBU (European) super middleweight chanmpion after knocking out previously unbeaten Jackson Chanet. His first and only defence of the title came against David Gogiya that October. Despite being touted highly, ranked number nine in the world by the WBC and number 7 by the IBF at that point, Mkrtchyan lost the bout to the Russian Former Super Middleweight champion by split decision.