Orzubek Nazarov

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Orzubek Nazarov
Real name Orzubek Nazarov
Nickname(s) Gussie
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality Kyrgyzstan
Born (1966-08-30) August 30, 1966 (age 50)
Kant, Kyrgyz SSR
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 26
Wins by KO 19
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Orzubek Nazarov (born August 30, 1966 in Kant, Kyrgyz SSR) is a boxer of Uzbek/Kyrgyz ethnicity, who won the bronze medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno. He is a former WBA Lightweight Champion.


As an amateur Nazarov was the World bronze medalist in 1986 and European champion in 1987 and had a record of 153-12.


The southpaw turned pro in 1990 in Japan, one of the six Amateur Elite boxers (including Yuri Arbachakov) scouted out of the old Soviet Union by the Kyoei Gym. He won the WBA lightweight title in 1993 in South Africa against Dingaan Thobela and defended it on the road against contenders Thobela, Joey Gamache and Leavander Johnson and two lesser fighters in his adopted home country. Eye problems plagued him and he retired after being upset by Jean Baptiste Mendy in France.

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Preceded by
Dingaan Thobela
WBA Lightweight Champion
30 Oct 1993– 16 May 1998
Succeeded by
Jean-Baptiste Mendy