Orzubek Nazarov

Orzubek Nazarov (born August 30, 1966 in Kant, Kyrgyz SSR) is a boxer of Uzbek/Kyrgyz ethnicity, who won the bronze medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno. He is a former WBA Lightweight Champion.

Orzubek Nazarov
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Nazarov (right) versus Andreas Otto of East Germany, 1989
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Real nameOrzubek Nazarov
Nickname(s)Gussie
Weight(s)Lightweight
NationalitySoviet Union, Kyrgyzstan
Born (1966-08-30) August 30, 1966 (age 55)
Kant, Kyrgyz SSR, USSR
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights27
Wins26
Wins by KO19
Losses1
Draws0
No contests0
Medal record

CareerEdit

 
Orzubek Nazarov in 2018

As an amateur Nazarov was the World bronze medalist in 1986 and European champion in 1987 and had a record of 153-12.

ProEdit

The southpaw turned pro in 1990 in Japan, one of the six Amateur Elite boxers (including Yuri Arbachakov) scouted out of the old Soviet Union by the Kyoei Gym. He won the WBA lightweight title in 1993 in South Africa against Dingaan Thobela and defended it on the road against contenders Thobela, Joey Gamache and Leavander Johnson and two lesser fighters in his adopted home country. Eye problems plagued him and he retired after being upset by Jean Baptiste Mendy in France.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
27 fights 26 wins 1 loss
By knockout 19 0
By decision 7 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
27 Loss 26–1   Jean-Baptiste Mendy UD 12 May 16, 1998   Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France Lost WBA lightweight title
26 Win 26–0   Freddy Cruz PTS 8 Apr 8, 1998   Galisbay, Guadeloupe
25 Win 25–0   Oscar Natalio Lopez KO 4 (10) Oct 4, 1997   Le Grande Dome, Villebon, Essonne, France
24 Win 24–0   Leavander Johnson TKO 7 (12) May 10, 1997   Convention Center, Miami, Florida, U.S. Retained WBA lightweight title
23 Win 23–0   Adrianus Taroreh KO 4 (12) Apr 15, 1996   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA lightweight title
22 Win 22–0   Dindo Canoy UD 12 Nov 14, 1995   Municipal Gymnasium, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan Retained WBA lightweight title
21 Win 21–0   Won Park KO 2 (12) May 15, 1995   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA lightweight title
20 Win 20–0   Joey Gamache KO 2 (12) Dec 10, 1994   Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Retained WBA lightweight title
19 Win 19–0   Dingaan Thobela UD 12 Mar 19, 1994   Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa Retained WBA lightweight title
18 Win 18–0   Dingaan Thobela UD 12 Oct 30, 1993   Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa Won WBA lightweight title
17 Win 17–0   Boy Ligas PTS 12 Jul 19, 1993   Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF lightweight title
16 Win 16–0   Kwang-Shik Song TKO 2 (12) Mar 22, 1993   Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF lightweight title
15 Win 15–0   Ernie Alesna TKO 5 (12) Dec 11, 1992   Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF lightweight title
14 Win 14–0   Noparatnoi Vor Varapol KO 2 (12) Sep 28, 1992   Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF lightweight title
13 Win 13–0   Francis Velasquez KO 10 (12) Jun 24, 1992   Osaka, Japan Retained OPBF lightweight title
12 Win 12–0   Iwao Otomo PTS 12 May 11, 1992   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Won OPBF lightweight title
11 Win 11–0   Noparatnoi Vor Varapol KO 2 (10) Apr 10, 1992   Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan
10 Win 10–0   Takehito Nakano KO 1 (10) Feb 17, 1992   Tokyo, Japan Retained Japanese lightweight title
9 Win 9–0   Daomai Sithkodom PTS 10 Dec 16, 1991   Tokyo, Japan
8 Win 8–0   Ernie Alesna KO 4 (12) Oct 28, 1991   Tokyo, Japan
7 Win 7–0   Katsumi Maruyama KO 2 (10) Aug 1, 1991   Tokyo, Japan Retained Japanese lightweight title
6 Win 6–0   Kenji Yagi TKO 4 (10) Apr 22, 1991   Tokyo, Japan Won Japanese lightweight title
5 Win 5–0   Tadashi Domoto KO 1 (8) Nov 12, 1990   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
4 Win 4–0   Takashi Saito KO 1 (?) Sep 10, 1990   Tokyo, Japan
3 Win 3–0   Hogan Noguchi KO 1 (6) Jul 9, 1990   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2 Win 2–0   Young Man Jun TKO 3 (?) Apr 12, 1990   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1 Win 1–0   Makoto Nishizawa TKO 1 (6) Feb 1, 1990   Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

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Achievements
Preceded by WBA Lightweight Champion
30 Oct 1993– 16 May 1998
Succeeded by