Shamil Sabirov

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Shamil Sabirov
Shamil Sabirov vs Hipólito Ramos 1980.jpg
Sabirov (left) at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born 4 April 1959 (1959-04-04) (age 59)
Karpinsk, Russia
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Sport Boxing
Club Trud

Shamil Altaevich Sabirov (Russian: Шамиль Алтаевич Сабиров, born 4 April 1959) is a retired Russian light-flyweight boxer. He won gold medals at the 1979 European Championships and 1980 Olympics, becoming the only boxing champion from the Soviet Union at the Moscow Olympics.[1]

Sabirov took up boxing in 1973 and retired in 1985 with a record of 160 wins in 180 bouts. He graduated from an institute of physical education and holds a PhD in pedagogy. After retiring from competitions he mostly worked as a boxing coach and referee. In 2006 he started a career in politics as a member of the Russian party Rodina.[1]


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