Zaurbek Baysangurov

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Zaurbek Baysangurov
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Statistics
Real nameЗаурбек Мусаевич Байсангуров
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 10 12 in (179 cm)
Reach70 12 in (179 cm)
NationalityRussian
Born (1985-03-02) March 2, 1985 (age 34)
Achkhoy-Martan, Chechen-Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights30
Wins29
Wins by KO21
Losses1
Draws0
No contests0

Zaurbek Musaevich Baysangurov (born 2 March 1985) is a Russian-Chechen professional boxer. He is a former WBO and IBO light middleweight champion, having held the IBO title twice between 2010–2015 and the WBO title between 2011–2013. He held the European title between 2007–2008 and the WBA Inter-Continental title between 2009–2010.

Amateur career[edit]

In 2001, Baysangurov won the gold medal at the 2001 Russian Cadet National Championships in Rostov in June,[1] he then won the gold medal at the 2001 Cadet European Championships in Liverpool, England in July,[2] and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2001 Cadet World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan in October.[3]

In 2002, Baysangurov won the gold medal at the 2002 Russian Junior National Championships in Tyumen in May,[4] and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2002 Junior World Championships in Santiago de Cuba in September.[5]

In 2003, Baysangurov won the gold medal at the 2003 Junior European Championships in Warsaw, Poland in August.[6]

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • 2002 Junior World Championships bronze medalist.
    • Defeated Aslan Bayramov (Azerbaijan)
    • Defeated Hwang Ryong (South Korea)
    • Defeated Juan de Dios Navarro (Mexico)
    • Lost to Vilier Quinones (Cuba)
  • 2003 Junior European Championships gold medalist.
    • Defeated Mindaugas Spakauskas (Lithuania)
    • Defeated Dian Petrov (Bulgaria)
    • Defeated Stefan Dragomir (Romania)
    • Defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine)
    • Defeated Rakhib Beylarov (Azerbaijan)

Professional career[edit]

Zaurbek Baysangurov made his professional debut in 2004 at the age of 20. He won the IBF Youth middleweight title in 2005, and held the IBF Youth light middleweight title from 2005 to 2006, and amassed a record of 14 wins with all but two by stoppage.

On 23 September 2006, Baysangurov faced Marco Antonio Rubio for the vacant WBC International title in Kiev, Ukraine. Baysangurov was dropped by Rubio in the first round but bounced back to win the fight by unanimous decision outboxing his opponent to win the remaining eleven rounds on the judges' scorecards.[7]

In May 2007, the EBU announced Baysangurov would face off against French boxer Hussein Bayram for the vacant European light middleweight title.[8] On 7 July, he won the competitive bout by unanimous decision in Cologne, Germany. Two judges awarded the fight 114-113 and another 115-113 for Baysangurov.[9]

In December 2008 he lost via an upset 5th round KO to former The Contender star Cornelius Bundrage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Russian Cadet National Championships in Rostov, Yaroslavl Oblast" (PDF).
  2. ^ "2001 Cadet European Boxing Championships in Liverpool, England".
  3. ^ "2001 Cadet World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan".
  4. ^ "2002 Russian Cadet National Championships in Tyumen, Tyumen Oblast".
  5. ^ "2002 Junior World Boxing Championships in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba".
  6. ^ "2003 Junior European Boxing Championships in Warsaw, Poland".
  7. ^ "Россиянин Заур Байсангуров стал обладателем пояса чемпиона WBC". Regnum News Agency. 24 September 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Право на бой Байсангуров – Байрам выиграла украинская сторона". BoxNews.com.ua. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Байсангуров – чемпион Европы!". BoxNews.com.ua. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2018.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Domenico Spada
IBF Youth middleweight champion
16 September 2005 – 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Grzegorz Proksa
Vacant
Title last held by
Reda Zam Zam
IBF Youth light middleweight champion
12 October 2005 – 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Salvatore Annunziata
Vacant
Title last held by
Joachim Alcine
WBC International
light middleweight champion

30 May 2006 – 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Vincent Vuma
Vacant
Title last held by
Michele Piccirillo
European light middleweight champion
7 July 2007 – 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jamie Moore
Vacant
Title last held by
Shane Mosley
WBA Inter-Continental
light middleweight champion

30 May 2009 – 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Siarhei Rabchanka
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Attila Kovács
IBO light middleweight champion
4 December 2010 – 2012
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Himself
Vacant
Title last held by
Himself
IBO light middleweight champion
12 April 2014 – 2015
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Erislandy Lara
Major world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Alfredo Angulo
WBO light middleweight champion
Interim title

30 July 2011 – 5 October 2011
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Lukáš Konečný
Preceded by
Serhiy Dzyndzyruk
Stripped
WBO light middleweight champion
5 October 2011 – June 2013
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Demetrius Andrade