5'4½" junior flyweight boxer and kickboxer Alina Shaternikova (Szatenikowa) was born in Dnépropétrovsk,
Ukraine on June 17, 1975. She is licensed by the Professional Boxing League of
Ukraine, trained by Alexandre Lixter and managed by Vadim Bukhkalov.
As an amateur kickboxer, she won the bronze medal at the WAKO world championship
in Budapest in 1993, became champion of Ukraine in 1994 and WAKO world champion
In the first Acropolis Cup International Tournament for Female Boxers
held in Athens, Greece, in June 1997, she took the Gold Medal in the
48-kg (light flyweight) division with a win over Zsuzsanna Szaterinowa of
She made her professional fighting debut in Ekaterininbourg, Russia,
on March 17, 1996 with a four-round points decision over Natalia Nenacheva.
On December 8, 1996 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, she won by TKO
over Betra Draganova in a scheduled four-round bout.
On November 16, 1997 in Milan, Italy, she won a six-round decision over
Stephani Djoulioni for the ISKA world title.
On December 2, 1997 in Minsk, Belarus, she won her pro boxing debut
by a second-round TKO over Tatiana Volkova of Belarus.
On February 12, 1998 in Kiev, Ukraine, she won a six-round decision over
On November 29, 1998 in Kiev, Ukraine, she won a ten-round decision
over Irina Pilyak of Komsomolsk, Ukraine.
On July 24, 1999 in Ascona, Switzerland, she won a unanimous six-round decision
over Sabina Ritter of Switzerland, who fell to 3-2.
On November 26, 1999 in Ascona, Switzerland, she
repeated her defeat of Sabina Ritter, this time over
ten rounds for the WIBF European Flyweight title. Ritter fell to 4-3.
On January 21, 2000 in Kiev, Ukraine,
she won a four-round decision over Tatiana Bahanova of Ukraine.
On June 17, 2000 in Marioupol, Ukraine, she
won a six-round decision over Marietta Ivanova of Bulgaria in
what has been described to me as a "well contested bout".
On July 22, 2000 in Ascona, Switzerland, she won an eight-round
decision over Viktoria Varga of Budapest, Hungary, who fell to 9-2.
On December 16, 2000 at Gruga-Halle, in Essen, Germany,
8,000 spectators saw Germany's Regina Halmich (106½ lbs) retain the WIBF world
Junior Flyweight title with a 10-round strangely-split (100-90,98-94,93-97) decision over
Shaternikova (108 lbs). Judge Harold Laurence saw Shaternikova winning the fight.
On January 27, 2001 in Nikolaiev, Ukraine, she won by
TKO over Elena Yakovenko, also of the Ukraine, who was making her debut.
On April 30, 2001 in Kiev, Ukraine, she won a
four-round decision over Marina Osovskaya of the Ukraine, who was making her
On June 15, 2001 in Kiev, Ukraine, she won a second-round knockout of
Inna Ivanovskaya of Ukraine, who was making her pro debut.
On July 21, 2001 at Tivoli
Eissporthalle in Aachen, Germany,
Regina Halmich of Germany (at right) again
successfully defended the WIBF Junior Flyweight title with a hard fought ten-round
unanimous (98-96,97-95,96-94) decision over Shaternikova, who
fell to 11-2 (2 KO's).
Shaternikova pressed Halmich hard throughout an
intensely competitive rematch of their December 2000
bout, while the German champion improved her record to
37-1-0 (13 KO's) .
On March 23, 2002 in Kiev, Ukraine, she
moved to 12-2 (3 KO's)
with a hard-fought four-round unanimous decision over
southpaw Svetla Taskova of Bulgaria.
Taskova was 2-6 in fights reported to me.
On June 13, 2002 at Equinox Night Club in Leicester Square, London, U.K.,
she outpointed Cathy Brown of Peckham, U.K.
to win the newly vacant World Boxing Federation Women's
World Flyweight title. Women's Boxing Page
correspondent John Wilson writes that this was "a scrappy 10 round contest of sharp forays and clinches ...
[in which] Shaternikova narrowly outpointed Brown" at a charity tournament. Brown fell to
9-2-0 (4 KO).
On September 6, 2003 at Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine,
she won a six-round decision over Sónia Pereira of Portugal, who fell to 0-8-0 as a pro boxer.
(Pereira had some success as a kickboxer, but hasn't notched a win as a conventional boxer.)
January 31, 2004 at Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine,
she moved her boxing record to 15-2-0 (3 KO) with a six-round unanimous decision over Maja Frenzel of Karlsruhe, Germany, who fell to
4-3-0 (0 KO).
On February 24, 2005 at Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine, Alina (115 lbs) won the
GBU 115-lb title with a unanimous (100-90,100-90,100-90) decision over
Stephanie Dobbs (108 lbs) of Moore, Oklahoma. Her
win was somewhat marred by pre-fight confusion over the contract weight for the
bout, which was reportedly given as 108 lbs on the American's contract but as
115 lbs on Shaternikova's. Shaternikova improved to 16-2-0 (3 KO) while
Dobbs fell to 12-17-3 (6 KOs).
To check out fight reports, complete up-to-date boxing records, with huge digital photos you can go to
the WBAN Records Member Site
Page last updated:
Saturday, 15 December 2012