Although Roman Shkarupa has been beaten in his career, with a fight count of 32 fights and a 12 year long career he approaches the end of his career with a record of 25-5-2. He made his debut in December 2003 at the age of 24. The longest win streak that Shkarupa has ever recorded was between December 2003 and June 2006 when it totaled 11 wins. Shkarupa's longest KO streak is 2 fights long.
A calm Shkarupa made the statement he was hoping for in a 4 round fight against Michal Hlavka. Claiming the only stoppage defeat of Hlavka's career in round 2 of the fight via TKO. Following on from his debut, Shkarupa continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 16 fights. In this time he fought Najim Ettouhlali, Mukadi Manda and Shay Mobley to name just a few, fighting once in 2003, 6 times in 2004 and 9 times through 2005, 2006 and 2007 in this period.
Shkarupa went into his next career fight with a record of 2-0-1 and took this to 3 wins with a win against Peter Resour on June 4th, 2004. Resour was stopped in the 1st round via TKO crowning Shkarupa as the first person to stop this opponent. 7 wins followed for Shkarupa including being the 4th person to go the distance with Jevgenijs Andrejevs, 7th person to stop Danny De beul (Round 1 TKO) and 15th person to defeat Mukadi Manda.
On April 6th, 2006, Shkarupa went into action again and beat Najim Ettouhlali taking the winning record to 11 wins. Shkarupa was the first person to stop Najim Ettouhlali and he did it in the 5th round via KO. Another win followed for Shkarupa taking his win tally to 12 wins.
On November 24th, 2006, Shkarupa took on and was defeated by Michael Henrotin meaning his career tally went to 12-1-1. Shkarupa's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 12 round fight against the better man. Henrotin gave Shkarupa his first professional loss of his 14 fight career to date. Shkarupa then went on to win a further 14 fights taking his record to 24 wins, 2 losses and 2 draw.
Shkarupa lost to Maxim Vlasov in his next fight. Taking place on November 12th, 2011, Shkarupa's career record after this fight stood at 24-3-2. Being outclassed early, Shkarupa struggled to get going in this 10 round fight and received the first stoppage defeat of his career at the hands of Vlasov. The fight went 3 rounds before ending via a TKO defeat. Taking his record to 25-3-2. Shkarupa then went on to win his next fight against Gyorgy Marosi.
Shkarupa lost to Giovanni De carolis in his next fight. Taking place on September 28th, 2012, Shkarupa's career record after this fight stood at 25-4-2. A valiant but fruitless effort for Shkarupa. Shkarupa fell just short and was defeated by De carolis over the full 12 round distance.
The next defeat of Shkarupa's career came against Nadjib Mohammedi on October 15th, 2016. This took his career record to 25-5-2. A blow for Shkarupa confidence, Shkarupa was taken the full distance by Mohammedi and was handed a UD loss on the judges decision. A tough technical fight that leaves Shkarupa unsure on where his career will head next.