Anastassia Toktaulova of Russia was born
on March 6, 1977. She trained in karate and kickboxing before
becoming a professional boxer. She was the Full Contact Karate Champion of the CIS in 1998
and won the ISKA Super Flyweight Oriental Rules World Title in 2001.
She won the Russian flyweight boxing title in 2000 and the WIBF European Flyweight title
Since 2002 Anastasia has trained in
Las Vegas, Nevada and has had several bouts against top competitors in the United States.
On September 3, 1998 in Melilla, Spain, Anastasia won a four-round decision over
Esther Paez of Spain in a flyweight bout.
On November 6, 1998 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
flyweight Sengül Ôzokcu
of Denmark moved her pro record to 8-0, 3 KO's with a six-round unanimous
decision over Anastasia. Ôzokcu improved to 8-0 with the win.
On March 6, 1999 in Moscow, Russia,
Anastasia won a six-round unanimous decision over debut fighter Natalya Geine, also of Russia, in a bantamweight bout.
On March 27, 1999 at Sartory Säle in Cologne, Germany, WIBF European bantamweight champion
Daisy Lang of Bulgaria retained her title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Anastasia.
Lang was knocked down in the sixth round, but she went on to a 96-94, 98-94, 97-93 decision.
The result was greeted by a chorus of boos at what looked like "home cooking" to my correspondent.
Lang improved to 7-1 (4 KO) with the controversial win.
On May 22, 1999 at the Sport Palace in Budapest, Hungary, Amsterdam-based Michele Aboro
(118½ lbs) of England moved to a perfect 12-0 (9 KO) record with a
six-round unanimous decision over Anastasia (115 lbs). Aboro won every round.
On November 5, 1999 in Aalborg, Denmark, Sengül Ôzokcu of Denmark won
her second six-round
unanimous decision over Anastasia in a bantamweight bout, improving her record to 12-1 (3 KO).
On February 12, 2000 in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia (111 lbs) rebounded from
these losses to Aboro, Lang
and Ôzokcu with a six-round unanimous decision over Oksana Ivasiva (112 lbs) also of Russia.
On April 15, 2000 in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia (110½ lbs) won a six-round unanimous decision over
pro debut fighter Lessya
Chelyakina (114½ lbs) of the Ukraine. This bout was fought with three-minute rounds.
On July 25, 2000 in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia won the vacant Russian flyweight title with a 10-round unanimous
decision over Oksana Vasilyeva. Toktaulova has said that this was her best fight and
that her proudest moment in boxing was
when she received this belt. Vasilyeva fell to 1-1.
March 6, 2001 in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia moved
her record to 6-4 (1 KO) and won the WIBF European Flyweight title with
a 10-round decision over Viktoria Pataki of Hungary. Pataki fell to
21-3 (12 KO's), her other losses
both being to Regina Halmich, and has not fought since.
On May 12, 2001 at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia won a split decision over Erin Linley of Calgary,
Canada for the ISKA Super Flyweight Oriental Rules (low kicks above and below the knee, no knee strikes) World Title.
Linley was fighting four divisions above her usual weight in order to make the
match, and says she weighed in fully clothed.
got to Linley early with two- and three-punch combinations,
then began to showboat for her home
fans. In the second round, Linley slipped and took a punch while still
on the canvas. Linley kept her composure, used front kicks to deter
Toktaulova from coming in close to punch.
Linley then came back to dominate the
middle rounds with low kicks, movement, and fast punching combinations,
eventually keeping Toktaulova at bay by
punishing the Russian's lead leg. Toktaulova finished strongly in the
last round, pinning Linley against the
ropes and firing with both hands (although Linley blocked many of
these) to edge the decision on the scorecards in an exciting fight.
Television color commentator Don Wilson stated, “This was the fight of the night".
"One of the most inspiring fights I have see in a long time,” said ISKA President
On October 15, 2001 in Moscow, Russia, Oksana Vasilyeva avenged her two losses to Anastasia by winning a six-
round decision, improving her own pro boxing record to 3-2 (1 KO).
On November 29, 2001 in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia won a six-round decision over Yulia Shvets of
Russia in a flyweight bout. Shvets was making her pro debut.
On December 22, 2001 in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia won a six-round decision
over Irina Kozheeva.
Toktaulova now brought her boxing skills to
the United States, seeking more fights and wider exposure.
On December 13, 2002 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California,
Anastasia won a convincing (60-54,60-54,60-54) six-round unanimous
decision over Mary Duron of Anaheim, California.
Toktaulova consistently beat Duron to the punch and Duron, who ended the bout bloody,
wasn't able to find her range.
Duron fell to 4-4-1 (0 KO).
On May 22, 2003 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California,
Wendy Rodriguez of Los Angeles
(105 lbs) won a six-round split (58-56,58-56,56-58) decision over
Anastasia (105 lbs), who was now fighting out of Las Vegas.
Rodriguez was more aggressive and landed well with her right throughout the bout.
Rodriguez progressed to 10-2-3 (1 KO) with the win.
On June 20, 2003 at Home Depot Training Center in Dominguez Hills, California,
Anastasia (104¾ lbs) TKO'd Tracey Stevens (105 lbs) of Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada at 1:44 in the second round.
Toktaulova unleashed a series of unanswered punches that persuaded referee Jose Cobian
to stop the fight. Stevens, who had injured her right hand near the end of the first round,
fell to 5-5-0 (1 KO).
On August 28, 2003 at the Marriott in Irvine, California, Wendy Rodriguez
won the vacant IFBA Junior Flyweight title with a
ten-round majority (98-92,96-94,95-95) decision over Anastasia.
Rodriguez's always elusive style was matched by Toktaulova in the early
going, making for a
defensive bout with relatively few good punches landing. Toktaulova
caught Rodriguez with a hard shot in the sixth and both
stepped up the pace in the later rounds. Rodriguez was generally more
accurate and busier against the taller Russian.
Rodriguez said she felt she deserved the win because
she had given Toktaulova a "boxing lesson". Rodriguez improved to
11-2-3 (1 KO) while Toktaulova fell to 10-8-0 (1
On October 29, 2005 at the Dr.
László Papp Sportarena in Szentes, Hungary, Anastasia (106¼ lbs) returned to
the ring after a two-year absence and defeated Viktoria Milo
(107¼ lbs) of Nyíregyháza, Hungary
by a 96-95,98-92,100-90 unanimous decision in a 10-round title bout for the
vacant WIBF Junior Flyweight title. Anastasia improved her record to 11-8-0 (1
KO) with the win and was named WBAN November 2005 Fighter of the Month, while
Viktória Milo fell to
14-5 (3 KO's).
On January 27, 2007 at Burgwächter
Castello in Düsseldorf, Germany, Hülya Şahin of Germany won a ten-round
unanimous (96-93,97-93,95-94) decision over Anastasia for
the WIBF Interim Junior Flyweight title, Russia. Şahin
was knocked to the canvas by a right hand in the eighth, but came back to
secure the decision. Şahin
improved to 17-0 (2 KO's).
On April 30, 2007 in Sant Petersburg, Russia, Anastasia (109¼
lbs) TKO'd Evgenia Zablotskaja (108 lbs) of St.Petersburg in the first round of
a scheduled six-rounder. Zablotskaja fell to 0-2 with the loss.
On November 15, 2007 at Casino Conti in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Anastasia
(107¼ lbs) won a six-round unanimous decision in a rematch with Evgenia Zablotskaja
(105½ lbs), who fell to 0-3.
On August 30,
2008 at Burg-Waechter Castello
in Düsseldorf, Germany, Anastasia (108¼
lbs) won a ten-round majority (97-93,97-94,95-95)
Rebekka Herrmann (110½
lbs) of Offenburg, Germany for the vacant GBU Flyweight title. Hermann fell to
10-2 (2 KO's).
December 5, 2008 at
Sporthalle Brandberge in
Halle an der Salle, Germany, Susi Kentikian (111½
lbs) defended her WBA and WIBF flyweight titles with a ten-round unanimous
(98-92,98-92,99-91)decision over Anastasia (110½
to WBAN correspondent Torben L., "Kentikian
usually tears into her opponents from the first bell, but she made a fairly slow
start against Toktaulova. She controlled the centre of the ring, and only
displayed some of her fireworks in the last third of the round. Toktaulova used
her footwork to keep herself out of harms way, and was also able to make her
mark with some telling punches. The picture repeated itself in the following
rounds. Toktaulova succeeded in keeping Kentikian at bay, using her reach
advantage, but suffered when Kentikian managed to get in close, and throw her
combinations. The pace went up in Round five, when the challenger came forward
right from the start. She succeeded in catching Kentikian with some good right
hands, but Kentikian tended to get through with one or two more punches than
Toktaulova in the close up exchanges that ensued later in the round. Kentikian
increased the pressure over the next four rounds - no doubt chasing the knock
out she had predicted - but the Russian refused to let herself be intimidated by
the aggressive 10 year younger world champion. Toktaulova took the some hard
punches, but kept fighting back, and used her experience and ring craft to stay
in the fight. The 10th round was a toe to toe battle, in which Kentikian showed
why she is the world champion, displaying her punching repertoire, speed and not
least her fighting heart." Kentikian improved to 23-0 (16 KO's) with
On December 17, 2010 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, Eileen Olszewski (110¾ lbs) of New York City won an impressive eight-round (80-72 x 3) unanimous decision over Anastasia Toktaulova
(109½ lbs) for the GBU and WIBA 8-rd Flyweight titles.
Toktaulova fell to 14-10-1 (2 KO's) with the loss while Olszewski improved to
7-2-2 (0 KO's).
On July 29, 2011 at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex in Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, Anastasia (106 lbs) won a 10-round unanimous (97-93,96-93,96-94) decision over Ria Ramnarine (106½ lbs)
of Trinidad. WBAN was told by our correspondent that the fight was
close, with Ramnarine appearing to bring the fight to
Toktaulova. Toktaulova moved nicely in the ring, but Ramnarine
was more aggressive. Regardless, the judges saw the fight go
to the Russian. Bonnie Canino, who has been training Ramnarine, told WBAN, "Last
night both girls Ria Ramnarine and Anastasia Toktaulova took it
in the ring. It was an upset with Ramnarine camp thinking they
did enough to win the fight. But the judges gave the fight to
Anastasia. She was surprised and happy for the victory. Well
fought fight from both boxers. Ramnarine is looking to rematch
her as soon as possible." Toktaulova improved her record to 14-10-0 (2 KO's) while dropping Ramnarine to 14-6-1 (2 KO's).
On February 25 2012 at Arena
Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, Anastasia lost by a fourth-round TKO to
Mariana Juarez of Mexico. Juarez, who was defending her WBC Flyweight
title, improved to 33-5-3 (16 KO's) with the win.
On July 19 2013 at the Racing
Club in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yesica Bopp (107½ lbs) of
Buenos Aires defended her WBA and WBO Junior Flyweight titles with a
convincing ten-round unanimous (100-90x3) decision overAnastasia Toktaulova
lbs) who fell to 14-12 (2 KO's) with the loss while Bopp advanced to
25-1 (11 KO's). Both boxers showed good hand speed, form and ring
movement in the early going but Bopp became the aggressor and scored
well with hard combinations. Toktaulova withstood a fast paced finish
by Bopp who was seeking to impress her home fans following the first
loss of her pro career. [ Video]
astasia says she boxes for pleasure ... "I feel good when I am in the ring, I
love fighting" ... as well to improve her health and fitness.
Like many top female boxers around the world, Anastasia includes sparring with men in her
"Men inherently are physically stronger than women. A real man should be
stronger than a woman. My husband will be necessarily stronger than me, at least
physically", she says, but adds firmly ... "there are no more special differences!"
"Boxing is my way of achievement", says Toktaulova.
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Tuesday December 10, 2013