Artur Beterbiyev

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Artur Beterbiyev
Personal information
Full name Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев
Nationality  Russia
Born (1985-01-21) January 21, 1985 (age 29)
Khasavyurt, Respublika Dagestan
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kilograms (179 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Club Dynamo

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 Olympics 2008 he beat Kennedy Katende 15:3 then fell controversially to local Zhang Xiaoping who went on to win.

In Milan he beat young Cuban Jose Larduet and Uzbek Elshod Rasulov for the world championship 2009.

Heavyweight 201lbs/91kg[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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[edit]

4 Wins (4 knockouts), 0 Loss, 0 Draws [1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
N/A 4–0 United States Jeff Lacy N/A (10) N/A Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 4–0 France Gabriel Lecrosnier TKO 4 (6) 2014-01-18 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 3–0 United States Billy Bailey TKO 1 (6) 2013-11-30 Canada Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Win 2–0 United States Rayco Saunders RTD 3 (6) 2013-09-28 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Win 1–0 United States Christian Cruz TKO 2 (4) 2013-06-08 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Pro debut for Beterbiyev.

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