Sofya Ochigava

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Sofya Ochigava
Statistics
Rated at lightweight (60kg)
Height 5'7"
Nationality  Russia
Born (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 (age 27)
Odintsovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Sofya Albertovna Ochigava (Russian: Софья Альбертовна Очигава, born 7 July 1987) is a Russian female amateur boxer, who competed for Russia in the lightweight category (under 60 kg) at the 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] She went head to head with Irish boxer Katie Taylor in the title match on both occasions, with Taylor emerging victorious both times.[2] She was also three times European champion (2005, 2007, 2009), and twice World champion (2005, 2006). In 2008, she won the bronze medal of the World championship.[3]

Ochigava was born in the city of Odintsovo, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union, where she is still a resident.[3] She has Georgian origin. She started to train in kickboxing, but eventually moved to amateur boxing.[4] In 2009, she mentioned that she had no interest in moving to professional boxing.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sofya Ochigava". www.london2012.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ireland's Katie Taylor claims women's boxing gold". Retrieved 09-08-2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Россиянка Софья Очигава признана лучшей участницей чемпионата Европы" (in Russian). Sports.ru. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Пигарин, Леонид. "Софья Очигава: говорят, что я боксирую в кубинском стиле" (in Russian). Одинцовская редакция радиовещания. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Устьянцев, Константин. "Очигава: профессиональный бокс – это не моё" (in Russian). Чемпионат.ру. Retrieved 9 August 2012.