Viktor Savchenko

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For the Ukrainian hurdler, see Viktor Savchenko (athlete).
Viktor Savchenko
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Savchenko at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born 17 September 1952 (1952-09-17) (age 63)
Ataman, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Club Avangard Dnipropetrovsk

Viktor Grigorievich Savchenko (Russian: Виктор Григорьевич Савченко, born 17 September 1952) is a retired Ukrainian amateur middleweight boxer. He won the European title in 1977, the world title in 1978, and two Olympic medals in 1976 and 1980. Savchenko was the Soviet middleweight champion in 1977 and 1980. He retired in 1982 with a record of 241 wins out of 271 bouts, and the same year graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk State Institute of Physical Culture. He later defended a PhD in pedagogy, and became department head and then rector at the same institute. He also served as a board member of the Ukrainian Boxing Federation and headed the Sports and Physical Culture Committee of Verkhovna Rada.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viktor Savchenko. sports-reference.com