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Gennady Shatkov

Full name: Gennady Ivanovich Shatkov
Original name: Геннадий Иванович Шатков
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: May 27, 1932 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 14, 2009 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A native of Leningrad as it was then called, Gennady Shatkov's breakthrough year was 1954 when he reached the final of the Soviet Championships and made his debut in international competition as he won his bout in the USSR-Hungary match in Budapest. The following year he became Soviet champion and travelled to West Berlin to claim the European Championship title at Middleweight defeating Olympic medallist Stig Sjölin in the final. Shatkov defended his Soviet title in 1956 and set out to Melbourne as one of the favourites for the title. He duly won the gold medal with knockout victories in both semi-final and final and boxed less than six rounds in the tournament. After a disappointing 1957 he recovered to become Soviet champion in 1958 and regain the European Championship title the following year.

His attempt to add an Olympic title at light-heavyweight to his collection ended at the fists of one Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., the future Muhammad Ali, in the second series of bouts and he afterwards retired from the boxing arena.

He graduated from Leningrad State University in 1962 with a degree in Judicial Studies and joined the university faculty. In 1969 he suffered the first of a series of strokes but although it took him five years to fully recover from the first stroke he went on to write forty scientific papers and three books.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Boxing Men's Middleweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 28 Roma Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Soviet Union URS 5T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1956-12-01 Shatkov (URS) , Tapia (CHI) knock-out 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1956-11-30 Shatkov (URS) , Zalazar (ARG) retired 2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1956-11-29 Shatkov (URS) walkover
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #4 1 1956-11-26 Shatkov (URS) , Hosack (CAN) decision

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1960 Summer 28 Roma Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1960-09-01 Clay (USA) , Shatkov (URS) 0 57 56 56 57 58 284
1960 Summer 28 Roma Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #1 1 1960-08-30 Shatkov (URS) , Cillien (LUX) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1960 Summer 28 Roma Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #1 1 1960-08-26 Shatkov (URS) bye
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