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Shahin Imranov (Azerbaijani: Şahin İmranov) (born 23 September 1980) is a boxer from Azerbaijan. He is best known for winning two featherweight silver medals at European championships.

Shahin Imranov
Personal information
Full nameShahin Salim oglu Imranov
NationalityAzerbaijan
Born (1980-09-23) September 23, 1980 (age 39)
Sumqayit, Azerbaijan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classFeatherweight

CareerEdit

Imranov won a silver medal at the 2002 European Amateur Boxing Championships. He qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics by ending up in second place at the 2nd AIBA European 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Warsaw, Poland. In the 2004 Olympics boxing tournament he was defeated in the second round of the featherweight (57 kg) division by the eventual gold medal winner, Russian Alexei Tichtchenko.

He repeated his 2002 championship success at the 2006 European Amateur Boxing Championships. At the world championships of 2007 he was upset by Indian Anthresh Lalit Lakra. At the 2008 Olympics he retired with an elbow injury in his semifinal against Khedafi Djelkhir and won Bronze, he was trailing 2-5.

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