Sofya Ochigava

Sofya Albertovna Ochigava (Russian: Софья Альбертовна Очигава, born 7 July 1987) is a Russian female amateur boxer, who competed for Russia in the lightweight category (under 60 kg) at the 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] She went head to head with Irish boxer Katie Taylor in the title match on both occasions, with Taylor emerging victorious both times.[2] She was also three times European champion (2005, 2007, 2009), and twice World champion (2005, 2006). In 2008, she won the bronze medal of the World championship.[3]

Sofya Ochigava
Weight(s)lightweight (60kg)
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality Russia
Born (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 (age 32)
Odintsovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Ochigava was born in the city of Odintsovo, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union, where she is still a resident.[3] She has Georgian origin. She started to train in kickboxing, but eventually moved to amateur boxing.[4] In 2009, she mentioned that she had no interest in moving to professional boxing.[5]


  1. ^ "Sofya Ochigava". Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Ireland's Katie Taylor claims women's boxing gold". Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b Россиянка Софья Очигава признана лучшей участницей чемпионата Европы (in Russian). Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  4. ^ Пигарин, Леонид. Софья Очигава: говорят, что я боксирую в кубинском стиле (in Russian). Одинцовская редакция радиовещания. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  5. ^ Устьянцев, Константин. Очигава: профессиональный бокс – это не моё (in Russian). Чемпионат.ру. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2012.