Yuri Alexandrov (boxer)

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Yuri Alexandrov
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Statistics
Rated at Flyweight, Bantamweight
Nationality Russian
Born (1963-09-13)September 13, 1963
Kamensk-Uralsky, Russia
Died January 2, 2013(2013-01-02) (aged 49)

Yuri Alexandrov (September 13, 1963 – January 2, 2013) was a Russian Soviet-era boxer who was World Amateur Flyweight Champion in 1982, and European Amateur Bantamweight Champion in 1983, as well as four time champion of the USSR (1982, 1984, 1986,1987).[1][2] He was unable to replicate this success in the Olympics, being excluded from the 1984 Los Angeles games by the Soviet boycott, and missing the 1988 games due to injury.[3]

In 1989 Alexandrov briefly turned professional (the first Soviet boxer to do so), but did not meet with great success and retired in 1992. In 2001 he became vice-president of the Russian Professional Boxing Federation. He held this position until his death, from a heart attack, on 2 January 2013.[3]

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  1. ^ "Boxing champion Yuri Alexandrov dies at 50". newKerala.com. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  2. ^ Yuri Alexandrov at Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2013-01-11
  3. ^ a b Negin, Evgeni (2 January 2013). "Скончался знаменитый боксер Александров" [The Famous Boxer Alexandrov Has Died]. gazeta.ru (in Russian). 

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