Serik Sapiyev (Kazakh: Серік Жұманғалиұлы Сәпиев, born November 16, 1983) is an amateur boxer from Kazakhstan who won the world title in the light welterweight (-64 kg) division in 2005 and 2007 and Olympic Gold 2012 at welterweight. Sapiyev has signed up for the new AIBA professional league, called AIBA Pro Boxing (APB), which will launch in autumn 2013. He won the Val Barker Trophy for best boxer at the London Olympic Games in 2012. Now he works as general director of WSB.
|Full name||Серік Жұманғалиұлы Сәпиев|
|Born||November 16, 1983|
Abay, Karagandy Region, Kazakhstan
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Weight class||Light Welterweight|
At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships he reached the final by beating Manus conqueror Masatsugu Kawachi where he won against Russian fellow southpaw Gennady Kovalev 20:5.
At the 2008 Olympics (results) he once again lost to defending champion Manus Boonjumnong 5:7 and moved up in weight.
World Amateur championship resultsEdit
- Defeated Pavol Hlavacka (Slovakia) 37-13
- Defeated Karl Dargan (United States) 37-26
- Defeated Mykola Semenyaga (Ukraine) 27-15
- Defeated Emil Magerramov (Azerbaijan) 41-23
- Defeated Dilshod Mahmudov (Uzbekistan) 39-21