|Real name||Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев|
|Rated at||Light heavyweight (175 lb)|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
January 21, 1985 |
Khasavyurt, Respublika Dagestan, Soviet Union
|Wins by KO||8|
Artur Asilbekovich Beterbiev (Russian: Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев) (born January 21, 1985 in Khasavyurt, Dagestan) is a Russian professional boxer in Light heavyweight division, best known for winning silver at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships and gold at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships and two gold medals at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in 2006 and 2010.
The aggressive puncher Beterbiev 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.
Beterbiev won his professional debut via a second round TKO over Christian Cruz at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on July 8, 2013.
Beterbiyev vs Cloud
On September 27, 2014, Beterbiyev would face off against former IBF Light Heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud for the vacant NABA Light Heavyweight championship. After a tentative opening minute from both fighters, Beterbiyev opened up and began landing powerful shots that visibly rocked Cloud. In the final minute, the Russian would drop his opponent three times via devastating and concussive combinations. This was the first time Cloud had ever been dropped in his professional career. Beterbiyev would close the show in round two, landing multiple hard shots to the head that dropped Cloud, this time for the ten count.
Beterbiyev vs Campillo
After stopping light heavyweight prospect Jeff Page Jr. in two rounds, Beterbiyev would face off against former IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Gabriel Campillo. Both men began the bout cautiously, although Beterbiyev dropped Campillo late in the first round. The Russian slowly wore down his foe with multiple straight rights to the body. Finally in the fourth, Beterbiyev would land a straight/uppercut hybrid that would hit Campillo square on the chin, and followed it up with a perfunctory left hook before walking to his corner while his opponent slid to the canvas, barely conscious. The PSI detector in his gloves stated that the first punch landed with 973 PSI of force.
Professional boxing record
|8 Wins (8 knockouts), 0 Loss, 0 Draws |
|Win||8–0||Gabriel Campillo||KO||4 (12)||2015-04-04||Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec|
|Win||7–0||Jeff Page Jr||TKO||2 (10)||2014-12-19||Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec||Won vacant WBO NABO and vacant IBF North American Light heavyweight titles.
Retained NABA Light heavyweight title.
|Win||6–0||Tavoris Cloud||KO||2 (12)||2014-09-27||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec||Won vacant NABA Light heavyweight title.|
|Win||5–0||Alvaro Enriquez||TKO||1 (6)||2014-08-22||Complexe Sportif Sportscene, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec|
|Win||4–0||Gabriel Lecrosnier||TKO||4 (6)||2014-01-18||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||3–0||Billy Bailey||KO||1 (6)||2013-11-30||Colisee de Quebec, 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||Professional debut.|
Beterbiev was born in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, and is of Chechen descent. He currently resides in Montreal, Canada, and is married with two children. Beterbiev is Muslim. He is currently promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel. Following his move to Canada in May 2013, Beterbiev issued a strong condemnation of the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings, saying it was "wrong according to my religion."