Natascha Ragosina life and biography

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Natascha Ragosina biography

Date of birth : 1976-04-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Nationality : Russian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-05
Credited as : Professional boxer, IWBF female, top female super middleweight

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Natalia Yurievna Ragozina better known as Natascha Ragosina, is an undefeated professional boxer currently ranked as the top female super middleweight in the world.

Though born in Kazakhstan and currently residing in Germany, she competes professionally for Russia and is of Russian descent. She is the longest reigning WBA female super middleweight champion and WBC female super middleweight champion.

She currently holds all major female super middleweight titles:

IWBF (International Women's Boxing Federation) super middleweight title
WIBF (Women's International Boxing Federation) super middleweight title
WIBA (Women's International Boxing Association) super middleweight title
Global Boxing Union Female super middleweight title
WBC female super middleweight title
WBA female super middleweight title
WIBC super middleweight title

Natascha made her pro boxing debut on July 17, 2004 in Dessau, Germany, winning by a first-round KO over fellow debut fighter Olga Gorbonosenko of Latvia in what was described as the most impressive action on the undercard. Natascha showed great ring knowledge, landing her punches easily and correctly, to overpower Gorbonosenko.

On September 18, 2004 at Herrmann-Gieseler-Halle in Magdeburg, Germany Natascha TKO'd debut fighter Dana Tabuskova of Russia in the second round of a scheduled four-rounder .

On October 16, 2004 at Neue Messehalle in Halle, Germany Natascha stopped Alexandra Vajdova of Slovakia by TKO at 1:23 in the third round of a scheduled four-rounder.

On December 11, 2004 at Lausitz-Arena in Cottbus, Germany, Natascha Ragosina (167 lbs) defeated Yvonne Reis (167 lbs) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida by TKO in the tenth round for the WIBF Intercontinental championship. Reis, who had been outclassed but kept trying to come forward throughout the bout, was knocked down in the ninth round, but weathered the storm ... only to have the fight stopped with 42 seconds gone in the tenth.

On January 15, 2005 at the Bördelandhalle in Magdeburg, Germany Natascha (167½ lbs) won a four round unanimous (40-36) decision over Borislava Goranova (157½ lbs) of Sofia, Bulgaria. Goranova, who fell to 3-11-0 with the loss had only been stopped once in her career (in one of her four fights against Jane Couch) and had gone the distance with Agnieszka Rylik and Myriam Lamare.

On May 7, 2005 at Volkswagenhalle in Braunschweig, Germany. Natascha (168 lbs), back from surgery in early April that had prevented from her fighting American Valerie Mahfood, TKO'd Sarka Stoklaskova (165¼ lbs) of the Czech Republic in the second round of a scheduled six-round bout. Stoklaskova fell to 1-2 (0 KO's) with the loss.

On September 17, 2005 at Harzlandhalle in Ilsenburg, Germany, Natascha TKO'd Maria Velichkova of Bulgaria at 1:21 in the first round.

On October 29, 2005 at TURM Erlebnis City in Oranienburg, Germany, Natascha (167½ lbs) knocked out an outclassed Monica Mwakasanga (166¾ lbs) of Tanzania at 1:52 in the second round, to win the vacant WIBF World Super Middleweight title. The "fight", such as it was, topped the bill on D:SF's SES-Boxabend on the Astra satellite. Mwakasanga fell to 4-3-3 (1 KO).

On January 14, 2006 at Ballhouse Arena in Aschersleben, Germany, Natascha defended her WIBF World Super Middleweight title with a clear (100-89,99-91,100-90) 10-round unanimous decision over Dakota Stone of Seattle, Washington, USA. Ragosina improved her record to 10-0 (7 KO's) while Stone dropped to 7-4-3 (1 KO).

On April 15, 2006 at the Maritim Hotel, in Magdeburg, Germany, Natascha (168 lbs) retained her WIBF Super Middleweight belt and gained the GBU belt with a TKO win over Carlette Ewell (173¼ lbs) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

On November 18, 2006 at the Burgwächter Castello in Düsseldorf, Germany, Natascha (168 lbs) defended her WIBF Super Middleweight title with a TKO at 1:00 of the third round over Scroller Carrington (6'1", 163¼ lbs) of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Carrington fell to 7-2-1 (4 KO's).

On February 17, 2007 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany, Natascha TKO'd WBAN #12 ranked Yahaira Hernandez of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at 1:08 in the seventh round. Ragosina dropped the 19-year-old Hernandez in the sixth round and twice in the seventh before the bout was halted. Ragosina improved to 13-0 (10 KO's) while Hernandez fell to 8-1 (3 KO's). Ragosina added the vacant WBA Super Middleweight title to her collection with this win.

On May 25, 2007 at the Fight Night Arena in Köln, Germany, Natascha (167½ lbs) successfully defended her three super middleweight world title belts (WIBF, GBU, WBA) against Dakota Stone (163¼ lbs) of Seattle, WA, USA with a 10-round unanimous (99-91,98-93,100-90) decision. There was never much doubt about the outcome as Stone lacked the means to overcome her disadvantage in reach, and managed to land very few punches. Ragosina was in full command throughout, but failed to follow up on the occasions where she had Stone on her heels. Stone's solid chin forced Ragosina to go the full distance for only the fourth time in 14 fights. Stone fell to 8-6-5 (1 KOs) with the loss.

On September 8, 2007 at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany, Natascha (167 lbs) stopped Gardy Pena (161¾ lbs) of the Dominican Republic at 1:41 in the second round of a scheduled 10-round title bout. Ragosina won the vacant WIBA Super Middleweight, and defended her WBA and WIBF Super Middleweight titles, with the win, which dropped Pena to 9-1-1 (6 KOs).

On December 15, 2007 at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, Natascha Ragosina (167¼ lbs) used her six-inch height advantage to good effect and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Akondaye Fountain (5'6", 163¾ lbs) of Houston, Texas for the WIBF, WIBA, GBU, WBA, and the Interim WBC Super Middleweight titles. The 35-year-old Fountain suffered her first pro loss and fell to 7-1-1 (4 KOs).

On March 15, 2008 at the Maritim Hotel inMagdeburg, Germany, Natascha added the IWBF and WIBC super middleweight belts to her collection with a one-sided unanimous (100-90,99-90,99-91) decision over Teresa Perozzi of Bermuda. Ragosina, who entered with the WIBF, GBU, WBA, WBC and WIBA belts but left with a record seven, was in control for the entire bout and nearly got a stoppage in the final round. Ragosina improved her record to 17-0-0 (11 KOs) while Perozzi fell to 6-3-1 (1 KO).

Natascha Ragosina (168 lbs) won by a 10-round unanimous (97-93,96-94,97-93) decision over Conjestina Achieng (167½ lbs) of Kenya for the WIBF and GBU Super Middleweight titles.

On November 28, 2008 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany Natascha (165½ lbs) won a second 10-round unanimous (97-93,99-91,98-92) decision over Conjestina Achieng (161¾ lbs) of Kenya defending her WIBF and WBA Super Middleweight titles.

On March 28, 2009 at the Mehrzweckhalle Grossziethen in Schoenefeld, Brandenburg, Germany. Natascha won her eleventh defense of the WIBF Super Middleweight title when she TKO'd Iva Weston of Trinidad and Tobago at 1:19 in the sixth round. On July 3, 2009 at Soccio Center in Langenhagen, Niedersachsen, Germany, Natascha Ragosina (166 lbs) won a 10-round (98-93,100-90,99-91) unanimous decision over Laura Ramsey (5'5", 164¼ lbs) of Lake Wales, Florida, USA defending the WBC and WBA Super Middleweight titles. Ragosina used her seven-inch height advantage to good effect, landing solidly to Ramsey's head throughout the bout. Ramsey fell to 9-4-0 (4 KO's).

On December 19, 2009 at DIVS in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Natascha Ragosina (172 lbs) won the vacant WIBF Heavyweight title with an eighth-round KO of Pamela London (237 lbs) of Georgetown, Guyana. This scheduled 10-rounder may have set a record for differences in physique in female boxers in a world title fight (see photos from prefight press conference). Ragosina advanced to 22-0 (13 KO's) while London dropped to 6-4-1 (1 KO). Ragosina has said that she intends to continue competing at heavyweight, but this may not be easy to do convincingly as there is very little world class competition at the weight.

Ragosina is also a single mother. She considers herself good friends with fighters Fedor Emelianenko, Alexander Povetkin and Nikolai Valuev.

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