Ivailo Marinov

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Ivailo Marinov
Medal record
Competitor for  Bulgaria
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Bronze 1980 Moscow Light Flyweight
Gold 1988 Seoul Light Flyweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold 1982 Munich Light Flyweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold 1981 Tampere Light Flyweight
Gold 1983 Varna Light Flyweight
Silver 1985 Budapest Light Flyweight
Gold 1989 Athens Light Flyweight
Gold 1991 Gothenburg Light Flyweight
World Cup
Gold 1981 Montreal Light Flyweight

Ivailo Marinov (Bulgarian: Ивайло Маринов) (July 12, 1960 in Varna, also known as Ismail Mustafov, Ismail Huseinov or Ivailo Khristov) is a Bulgarian boxer of Turkish ancestry, who won the bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in light flyweight, and the gold medal in the same category at the 1988 Summer Olympics


Throughout his career, he competed under several different names. Various references provide different and often contradicting information[citation needed] about his exact birth name and what name he used in which competition. The majority of the sources however seem to suggest, that his original name was Ismail Mustafov, Ismail Huseinov or Ismail Mustafov-Huseinov, and his name was forcibly changed to Ivailo Marinov, Ivailo Khristov or Ivailo Marinov-Khristov under the Zhivkov regime.

Amateur career[edit]

Besides his olympics results, he also won the gold medal at the World Championship in 1982.

He also won four gold medals in the European Boxing Championships in 1981, 1983, 1989 and 1991 and a silver medal in 1985.

Olympic results[edit]




He was picked as Bulgaria's No. 1 Boxer of the 20th Century in a survey conducted by the Bulgarian Association of Boxing Journalists.[1]


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