Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov

Gaydarbek Abdulovich Gaydarbekov (Russian: Гайдарбек Абдулович Гайдарбеков) (born October 6, 1976 in Kaspiysk, USSR) is a Russian boxer of Avar heritage, who has won two Olympic medals in Middleweight including the gold medal at the 2004 games. He qualified for the Athens Olympics by winning the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula, Croatia. Today he is perhaps best known for defeating future boxing superstar Gennady Golovkin in the 2004 Olympic finals. Despite his brilliant amateur pedigree, he never turned professional.[1]

Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov
Personal information
Full nameGaydarbek Abdulayevich Gaydarbekov
Born (1976-10-06) October 6, 1976 (age 43)
Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Weight classMiddleweight
ClubDynamo, Kaspiyusk

Amateur HighlightsEdit

  • Russian Champion 1999, 2001 and 2002
  • 1994 2nd place as a Flyweight at the Junior World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Results were:
  • 1998 2nd place as a Light Middleweight at the Goodwill Games in New York. Results were:
  • 2001 won the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. Results were:
  • 2004 won the European Championships in Pula, Croatia. Beat Lukas Wilaschek (Germany) in the final.

Olympic resultsEdit

2000 Olympics

2004 Olympics


External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-06-07.