|Full name||Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев|
January 21, 1985 |
Khasavyurt, Respublika Dagestan
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||81 kilograms (179 lb)|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight|
Artur Asilbekovich Beterbiyev (Russian: Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев) (born January 21, 1985 in Khasavyurt, Dagestan) is a Russian amateur boxer (competing for Russia) best known for winning silver at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships and gold at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the Euro title 2006 at light heavyweight.
The aggressive puncher Beterbiyev won the 2006 European Amateur Boxing Championships among others beating Irishman Kenneth Egan and Ismail Sillakh. He beat southpaw Egor Mekhontsev but lost to two-time world champion Evgeny Makarenko in 2006. He 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 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships – Heavyweight he lost to eventual winner Oleksandr Usyk 13:17.
At the Boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's heavyweight he edged out Michael Hunter but lost again by 13:17 to Usyk.
Beterbiyev won his professional debut via a second round TKO over Christian Cruz at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on July 8, 2013.
Beterbiyev won his second battle via a third round TKO over Rayco Saunders at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on September 28, 2013.
Professional boxing record
|4 Wins (4 knockouts), 0 Loss, 0 Draws |
|N/A||4–0||Jeff Lacy||N/A||(10)||N/A||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||4–0||Gabriel Lecrosnier||TKO||4 (6)||2014-01-18||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||3–0||Billy Bailey||TKO||1 (6)||2013-11-30||Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec|
|Win||2–0||Rayco Saunders||RTD||3 (6)||2013-09-28||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||1–0||Christian Cruz||TKO||2 (4)||2013-06-08||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Pro debut for Beterbiyev.|