Anvar Yunusov

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Anvar Yunusov
Personal information
Born (1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 28)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Sport Boxing
Event(s) Bantam (56kg)
Coached by Mirzo Shamsiev

Anvar Yunusov (born February 1, 1987 ) is an amateur boxer from Tajikistan best known from giving Asian Games winner Violito Payla his first ever stoppage defeat at the 2007 World Championships. He has also qualified for the Olympics.


Southpaw Yunusov beat Bato-Munko Vankeev at the 2005 World Championships but lost to surprise winner Lee Ok-Sung.

He finished second at the military world championships 2006 and the Ahmet Comet Cup 2007 where he beat Mirat Sarsenbayev but lost to local Kadri Kordel.

At the world championships 2007 he stopped Payla but lost to Samir Mammadov later.

At the Olympic qualifier he beat Payla again, then Mongol Luvsantseren Zorigtbaatar and North Korean Pak Jong Chol. In Beijing he lost his quarterfinal to experienced Thai favorite Somjit Jongjohor.

At the 2012 Olympics he lost his first bout to Oscar Valdez.

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