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Rufat Riskiyev

Full name: Rufat Asadovich Riskiyev
Original name: Руфат Асадович Рискиев
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 2, 1949 in Oqqorgon, Toshkent Viloyati, Uzbekistan
Affiliations: Dynamo Toshkent, Toshkent (UZB)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Rufat Riskiyev took up boxing in 1961, and in 1971 won his first Soviet Championship medal, a bronze and in 1972 won his first Soviet title, the others coming in a row from 1974-76, after taking silver in 1973. In 1974, Riskiyev won the World middleweight title and in 1976, won Olympic silver, losing to American Michael Spinks in the final by TKO. Riskiyev retired from boxing after the 1976 Olympics with a record of 174 wins out of 189 bouts. After his retirement from boxing, Riskiyev worked as a boxing coach in his native Uzbekistan and also served as a boxing referee. In 1997, Riskiyev became the first WBO professional referee from Central Asia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Men's Middleweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP R T
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 1976-07-31 Spinks (USA) , Riskiyev (URS)
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1976-07-29 Riskiyev (URS) , Martínez (CUB) decision 3 59 59 58 60 58 294
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1976-07-28 Riskiyev (URS) , Din (PAK) knock-out 2 2:02
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #8 1 1976-07-26 Riskiyev (URS) , Dimitrov (BUL) decision 4 60 60 60 60 59 299
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #16 1 1976-07-19 Riskiyev (URS) , Taipale (FIN) knock-out 2 0:20
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