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Albert Shevketovich Selimov (Russian: Альберт Шевкетович Селимов; born 5 April 1986) is an Olympic lightweight boxer of Lezgin descent. He is best known for being the only man to defeat Vasyl Lomachenko in the amateur ranks. Competing for Russia he won the 2007 world title, the 2008 World Cup, and two European titles, in 2006 and 2010. After failing to qualify for the 2012 Olympics he moved to Azerbaijan and placed second at the 2015 World Championships and fifth at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Albert Selimov
Альберт Селимов
Albert Selimov Rio2016.jpg
Selimov at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameАльберт Шевкетович Селимов
NationalityAzerbaijan Azerbaijani
Russia Russian
Born (1986-04-05) 5 April 1986 (age 33)
Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
EducationDagestan State University[1]
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)[2]
ClubBaku Fires[1]
Coached byNuripasha Talibov (club)
Pedro Roqe (national)[1]


At the 2006 European Championships he beat Stephen Smith in the semis and Shahin Imranov 28:10 in the final.

At the 2007 World Championships southpaw counterpuncher Selimov beat American southpaw Raynell Williams and won against Yakup Kılıç by walk-over to reach the finals. There he outlasted Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko, another southpaw.

In the round one bout of the featherweight division at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Vasyl Lomachenko got his revenge and outclassed Selimov 16–11, cutting short Selimov's dream for Olympic gold.

Olympic GamesEdit



World ChampionshipsEdit

2007 (featherweight)

2009 (lightweight)

2011 (lightweight)

2015 (lightweight)

Boxing World CupEdit

2008 (lightweight)

European ChampionshipsEdit

2006 (featherweight)

European GamesEdit

2015 (lightweight)


  1. ^ a b c d Albert Selimov.
  2. ^ Albert Selimov.

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