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Boris Kuznetsov

Full name: Boris Georgiyevich Kuznetsov
Original name: Борис Георгиевич Кузнецов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: April 23, 1947 in Astrakhan, Astrakhan, Russia
Died: May 3, 2006
Affiliations: Trudovye Rezervy Astrakhan, Astrakhan (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Hailing from the southern city of Astrakhan, Boris Kuznetsov was the top Soviet featherweight boxer of the early 1970s, winning the national title in 1972 and 1974 after losing the 1970 and 1971 finals. He also won a gold at the 1971 Spartakiad. Selected for the 1972 Olympics, he won six bouts to claim Olympic gold. He couldn't follow up on his success at the 1973 Europeans, being eliminated in the first round of competition. Kuznetsov retired with an amateur record of 237 wins out of 249 bouts. He later opened a boxing school in his home town, Astrakhan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Men's Featherweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP R T
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1972-09-10 Kuznetsov (URS) , Waruinge (KEN) decision 3 59 59 60 58 58 294
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1972-09-08 Kuznetsov (URS) , Botos (HUN) decision 5 59 60 60 60 60 299
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1972-09-07 Kuznetsov (URS) , Pometcu (ROU) decision 4 59 59 59 58 59 294
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #7 1 1972-09-03 Kuznetsov (URS) , Tomczyk (POL) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #13 1 1972-08-29 Kuznetsov (URS) , Baptista (VEN) decision 3 60 60 58 58 60 296
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #26 1 1972-08-27 Kuznetsov (URS) , Lago (NIG) knock-out 1 1:31
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