Nshan Munchyan

Nshan Munchyan (Armenian: Նշան Մունչյան, born June 24, 1963 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR) is a retired Armenian boxer. He is a former World, European, four-time Soviet and multi-time Armenian Champion.[1]

Nshan Munchyan
Medal record
Representing  Armenia
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Tampere Light Flyweight
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Bangkok Light Flyweight
Representing  Soviet Union
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Moscow Light Flyweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Turin Light Flyweight
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Athens Light Flyweight
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Light Flyweight
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Seattle Light Flyweight


Nshan started boxing in Armenia in 1976. He began boxing under the Soviet Union. Munchyan won a gold medal at the 1987 European Amateur Boxing Championships. After the Union's fall in 1991, Munchyan began representing his native Armenia. He won a gold medal at the 1993 World Amateur Boxing Championships and a gold medal at the 1994 World Cup. He is the first boxer from the independent Republic of Armenia to win a medal in either competition.

Munchyan competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics where, after receiving a first round bye, he lost to Daniel Petrov, whom he previously defeated at the 1993 World Championships finals. Petrov went on to win the Olympic gold medal.

He is married and has three children.

Olympic Games ResultsEdit


World Amateur Championships ResultsEdit


  • Lost to Luis Rolon (Puerto Rico) 1-4


  • Defeated Leszek Olszewski (Poland) RSC 1
  • Defeated Erdenentsogt Tsogtjargal (Mongolia) 17-9
  • Lost to Rogelio Marcelo (Cuba) 20-23



European Championships ResultsEdit


  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Robert Isaszegi (Hungary) 5-0
  • Defeated Adrian Amzer (Romania) 5-0
  • Defeated Krasimir Cholakov (Bulgaria) 4-1



World Cup ResultsEdit



  1. ^ "Nshan Munchyan". www.isu411.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013.

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