Born October 19th 1981 Viorel Simion (aged 37) has built up a good career record of 21-2-0. With plenty of experience and now 23 fights as a pro, Simion hopes to move on to better things in future as he moves into the later stages of his career. The longest KO streak that Simion has ever had is 2 throughout his 23 fights and his longest winning streak is 16 wins. This started on May 2006 and came to an end on November 2012.
In a successful debut, Simion fought Nikolai Mihailov in a 4 round fight defeating him over the distance and becoming only the 17th person to defeat Mihailov. Simion continued on his journey to success by fighting 4 times in 2006, 3 times in 2007 and 5 times through 2008, 2009 and 2010 beating fighters such as David Kiilu, Abdul Tebazalwa and Euclides Espitia in his next 12 fights.
Abdul Tebazalwa was up next for Simion on August 1st, 2008. Simion continued with his winning streak by beating Tebazalwa. Showing his class against Tebazalwa, Simion was the 6th person to go the distance with this opponent. 4 wins followed where Simion went on to be the 3rd person to stop Zsolt Nagy (Round 8 TKO), 3rd person to stop Victor Cardozo coronel (Round 6 KO) and 10th person to defeat David Kiilu.
Jun Talape was beaten next on July 9th, 2011 meaning Simion could maintain his unbeaten streak. Simion was the 3rd person to stop Jun and he did it in the 9th round via KO. Simion's wins continued and went from 14 wins to 15 after he then defeated Edgar Riovalle.
On November 29th, 2012, Simion was in action again beating Ryan Sermona taking his win streak to 16 wins. Becoming the 2nd fighter to stop Sermona in his career, Simion beat Sermona via TKO in the 4th round of a 12 round fight.
On July 13th, 2013, Simion took on and was defeated by Lee Selby in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 16-1-0. Simion's first defeat came over the full distance against Lee Selby on July 13th, 2013. The fight went to the judges in a UD loss for Simion. 4 wins followed where Simion went on to be the 4th person to defeat Alexander Miskirtchian, 5th person to stop Adnan Oezcoban and 4th person to defeat Bakhtiyar Iskenderzade.
Andoni Gago was the next fight for Simion on October 14th, 2016 and also his next career win. Gago was a great challenge for Simion, losing over the full 12 round distance and crowning Simion as the 2nd person to have defeated Gago.
Simion went into his next fight against Scott Quigg on April 29th, 2017 with a career record of 21 wins. A valiant effort from Simion, but one that was out of his reach technically. The fight came to a close after the final bell in a UD loss for Simion. A setback for Simion pro journey for sure.