Boris Kuznetsov (boxer)

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Boris Kuznetsov
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Personal information
Full name Борис Георгиевич Кузнецов
Nationality  Soviet Union
Born (1947-02-23)23 February 1947
Astrakhan, Soviet Union
Died 3 May 2006(2006-05-03) (aged 59)
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight
Club Trudovye Rezervy Astrakhan

Boris Georgievich Kuznetsov (Russian: Борис Георгиевич Кузнецов), 23 February 1947 – 3 May 2006) was a Russian featherweight boxer. He won a gold medal at the 1972 Olympics and a silver medal at the 1974 World Championships. Domestically he won the Soviet featherweight title in 1972 and 1974 and placed second in 1970 and 1971. During his career he won 237 fights out of 249.[1] He became the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1972 and was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in the same year.[2] He graduated from Astrakhan State Pedagogical Institute in 1971[1] and later opened a boxing school in Astrakhan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Russian) Profile in the Olympic Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 557. 
  3. ^ Boris Kuznetsov. sports-reference.com