Pál Bedák

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Pál Bedák
Personal information
Full name Bedák Pál
Nickname(s) "Pimpa" / "Little Big Man"
Nationality  Hungary
Born (1985-09-08) September 8, 1985 (age 32)
Budapest
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Flyweight
Club Vasas, Budapest

Pál Bedák (born September 8, 1985 in Budapest) is a boxer from Hungary best known to win the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships. His older brother Zsolt Bedák is a bantamweight boxer.

At his international debut Bedák won the European Cadet Championships in 2002. As a junior, he won the European Junior Championships (2003) and the Junior World Championships (2004), where he beat future world champion Sergey Vodopyanov in the final. Bedák won the bronze medal at the 2004 European Championships in Pula.

He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native European country. There he was defeated in the first round of the light flyweight division by Azerbaijan's Jeyhun Abiyev. He later managed to win the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships losing to Chinese Zou Shiming.

At the 2007 World Championships he made an early exit against European champion David Ayrapetyan, at the 2008 Summer Olympics he was edged out in his first bout 7:8 by Birzhan Zhakypov.

Professional career[edit]

He turned pro in 2008 and signed a contract to fight for Hamburg-based Universum Box-Promotion. He trains together with two fellow-Hungarian world champions Zsolt Erdei and Károly Balzsay.

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