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Join Date: Feb 2010
Re: Kovalev vs. Shumenov.
The aggressive puncher Beterbiyev won the 2006 European Amateur Boxing Championships among others beating Irishman Kenneth Egan and Ismail Sillakh. He beat southpaw Egor Mekhontsev but lost to two-time world champion Evgeny Makarenko in 2006. He finally beat him in 2007 and qualified for the World championships. In the finals he faced little-known Uzbek southpaw Abbos Atoev but was upset.
At the Olympics 2008 he beat Kennedy Katende 15:3 then fell controversially to local Zhang Xiaoping who went on to win.
In Milan he beat young Cuban Jose Larduet and Uzbek Elshod Rasulov for the world championship 2009.
At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships – Heavyweight he lost to eventual winner Oleksandr Usyk 13:17.
At the Boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's heavyweight he edged out Michael Hunter but lost again by 13:17 to Usyk.
Beterbiyev won his professional debut via a second round TKO over Christian Cruz at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on July 8, 2013.
Beterbiyev won his second battle via a third round TKO over Rayco Saunders at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on September 28, 201