Georgy Balakshin

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Georgy Balakshin
Personal information
Full name Георгий Русланович Балакшин
Nationality  Russia
Born (1980-03-06) March 6, 1980 (age 37)
Antonovka, Sakha Republic
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Flyweight
Club Dynamo, Yakutsk

Georgy Ruslanovich Balakshin (Russian: Георгий Русланович Балакшин; born March 6, 1980 in Antonovka, near Nyurba, Sakha Republic) is an amateur boxer from Russia best known for winning the European title three times.

Career[edit]

Balakshin won the gold medal 2002 and defended the crown at the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula. He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native European country. There he was stopped in the quarterfinals of the Flyweight (51 kg) division by Cuba's eventual winner Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano.

In 2005 he was part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Boxing World Cup.[1]

2006 he once again won the European title. At the World championships 2007 he beat Frenchman Jérôme Thomas but lost to eventual winner Rau'shee Warren.

At the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships he won silver.

Olympic results[edit]

2004 (as a flyweight)

2008 (as a flyweight)

World amateur championships results[edit]

2003 (as a flyweight)

2005 (as a flyweight)

2007 (as a flyweight)

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