With a record of 24-9-0 (9 KO's) Vitaly Kopytko born February 2nd 1970 was a orthodox boxer with a 10 year career as a professional lasting from October 1996 to November 22nd, 2018. November 2018 was the last time Vitaly Kopytko fought. He started his best winning streak on October 1996 however, this came to an end on June 1999. In this period he won a total of 7 fights.
Kopytko's pro career began against Evgeny Vorobiev (5-2-0) in a 8 round contest. Kopytko got the PTS win via a judges decision. Kopytko continued his mostly successful career with numerous fights following his debut against boxers including Evgeny Vorobiev, Ibrahim Yusupov and Gerard Zdziarski. Fights included fighting 2 times in 1997, 3 times in 1998 and 8 times through 1999 and 2000.
On February 14th, 1998, Kopytko took on and was defeated by Howard Eastman meaning his career tally went to 5-2-0. Continuing his career, Kopytko fought and was defeated next by Howard Eastman in 1998 over 8 rounds. Kopytko was the 2nd person to go the distance with Howard Eastman. Kopytko then went on to win a further 6 fights taking his record to 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws.
Kopytko went into his next career fight with a record of 11-2-0 and took this to 12 wins with a win against Zaurbek Khetagurov on June 23rd, 1999. Zaurbek Khetagurov was Kopytko's next opponent of his career in 1999. The fight was scheduled for 8 and Kopytko was the 3rd person to go the distance with Khetagurov. Kopytko's win streak of 12 rose to 19 following 7 wins against boxers such as Terry Ford, Roosevelt Walker, Gerard Zdziarski and 2 others.
Kopytko kept his losses at 5 by beating Norman Jones on March 29th, 2003. Kopytko secured the win over Jones after the final bell via SD, resulting in Kopytko being the 10th person to defeat Jones. 5 wins followed where Kopytko went on to fight John Moore, Pat Coleman and Robert Muhammad amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Kopytko's career took a knock with a loss against Librado Andrade on September 30th, 2004 taking his record to 24-7-0. Kopytko's fight against Librado Andrade was Kopytko's 2nd stoppage defeat which came via TKO in the 2nd round of the fight. The next opponent for Kopytko was Willie Stewart, a valiant effort but unfortunately ended in a loss for Kopytko taking his record to 24-8-0.
Taking another knock in his career, Kopytko fought Julio cesar Gonzalez on November 16th, 2006 and was defeated by Gonzalez. Gonzalez turned out to be too much for Kopytko stopping him in the 3rd. Showing that the time was right for Kopytko to call it a day and retire.