Sergey Vodopyanov

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Sergey Vodopyanov
Personal information
Full name Сергей Водопьянов
Nationality  Russia
Born (1987-09-20) September 20, 1987 (age 27)
Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Bantamweight

Sergey Vodopyanov (Russian: Серге́й Водопьянов) (born September 20, 1987 in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan) is a Russian amateur boxer best known to win gold in bantamweight Class at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships.

Career[edit]

2004 - 2006[edit]

Vodopyanov won the silver medal at the 2004 Junior World Championships, where he lost to Hungarian Pál Bedák.

In 2006 he managed to win the silver medal at flyweight at the Russian Championships losing to three-times European champion Georgy Balakshin.

At the 2006 Junior World Championships he made an early exit against eventual champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

2007[edit]

He won the Russian Championships in bantam weight category 2007 against Zinat Zhandybayev 27:25.

In Chicago at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships the 20 year old beat local hero Gary Russell Jr. 16:6 and Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo 20:9 to reach the finals. There he edged out Mongolian Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan 16:14.

2008 Beijing Olympics[edit]

He was eliminated in the round of 16 in a 2008 Beijing Olympics bantamweight class fight by India's Akhil Kumar. The judges awarded the fight to Kumar with the scores tied 9-9 after four rounds, ruling that the Indian fighter had landed the most punches.[1]

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