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Shamil Altaevich Sabirov (Russian: Шамиль Алтаевич Сабиров; born 4 April 1959) is a retired Russian light-flyweight boxer. He won gold medals at the 1979 European Championships and 1980 Olympics, becoming the only boxing champion from the Soviet Union at the Moscow Olympics.[1]

Shamil Sabirov
Shamil Sabirov vs Hipólito Ramos 1980.jpg
Sabirov (left) at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born4 April 1959 (1959-04-04) (age 60)
Karpinsk, Russia
Height161 cm (5 ft 3 in)

Sabirov took up boxing in 1973 and retired in 1985 with a record of 160 wins in 180 bouts. He graduated from an institute of physical education and holds a PhD in pedagogy. After retiring from competitions he mostly worked as a boxing coach and referee. In 2006 he started a career in politics as a member of the Russian party Rodina.[1]

1980 Olympic recordEdit

Below are the results of Shamil Sabirov, a light flyweight boxer from the Soviet union, who competed at the 1980 Moscow Olympics:

  • Round of 32: bye
  • Round of 16: defeated Joao Manuel Miguel (Portugal) on points, 5-0
  • Quarterfinal: defeated Dietmer Geilich (East Germany) on points, 4-1
  • Semifinal: defeated Li Byong-Uk (North Korea) on points, 5-0
  • Final: defeated Hipolito Ramos (Cuba) on points, 3-2 (won gold medal)


  1. ^ a b Shamil Sabirov.