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BOXXER Fighter Profiles: Florian Marku

WBC welterweight champion, unbeaten Albanian southpaw Florian Marku will hope to challenge for further honours as part of the BOXXER roster in 2024.

Introducing 'The Albanian King' Florian Marku...

Tale of the Tape

NameFlorian Marku
NicknameThe Albanian King
NationAlbania
Place of BirthLushnje, Albania
Age31
Weight DivisionWelterweight
StanceSouthpaw
Height5ft 8½in
Professional Fights14
Professional Wins13
Knockouts8
Professional Losses0
Professional Draws1

Professional Boxing Record

Florian Marku has a professional boxing record of 13-0-1. His most notable fights include:

  • Dylan Moran (W - TKO) - 2nd September 2023, Manchester Arena, Manchester.
  • Miguel Parra Ramirez (W - UD) - 25th August 2022, Air Albania Stadium, Tirana. (Won vacant WBC Silver interm welterweight title).
  • Chris Jenkins (W - TKO, R4) - 2nd April 2022, Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle. (Retained IBF international welterweight).
  • Jorick Luisetto (W - PTS) - 20th November 2021, Wembley Arena.
  • Maxim Prodan (W - SD) - 25th September 2021, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. (Won IBF International welterweight title).

Getting to know... Florian Marku

We sat down with the pride of Albania to discuss his love for the sport of boxing and his career ambitions:

Who are your favourite fighters of all time that have inspired you?

Muhammad Ali and Roberto Duran.

What has been your favourite fight in your career so far?

In Greece back in my MMA days against Stamatis Bitakos, I won by stoppage in round 2 in front of a crowd of 11,000 in Athens.

What would you say are your best attributes in boxing?

My mindset, speed and ability to adjust to every style in the ring.

Do you have any interesting pre-fight rituals/ superstitions?

My music, and I pray to God for a healthy victory.

What is your ultimate goal in boxing?

To become world champion and fulfil my destiny.

Florian Marku pictured during a welterweight bout against Jorick Luisetto at Wembley Arena on November 20, 2021,.

We also spoke to Florian Marku about his interests outside of the ring...

Who is your favourite music artist?

2Pac

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Thailand

Favourite sportsperson outside of boxing?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Next fight

Florian Marku has agreed to fight welterweight rival Chris Kongo, with the bout expected to take place in March.

Marku and Kongo were involved in a heated confrontation when they came across one another at a press conference in August 2023, with fireworks expected when the pair meet in the ring.

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