Artur Beterbiyev

Artur Beterbiyev

Artur Beterbiev (Артур Бетербиев) (b. January 21, 1985 in Khasavyurt, Dagestan) is a Russian amateur boxer best known to win silver at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships at light heavyweight.


The aggressive puncher Beterbiyev won the 2006 European Amateur Boxing Championships among others beating Irishman Kenneth Egan and Ismail Sillakh. He lost to two-time world champion and elusive southpaw Evgeny Makarenko in 2006 but finally beat him in 2007 and qualified for the World championships. In the finals he faced little-known Uzbek southpaw Abbos Atoev but was upset.

At the Olympics 2008 he beat Kennedy Katende 15:3 then fell controversially to local Zhang Xiaoping.

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