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Aleksandr Povetkin

Full name: Aleksandr Vladimirovich Povetkin
Original name: Александр Владимирович Поветкин
Nickname(s): The Russian Warrior
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: September 2, 1979 in Kursk, Kursk, Russia
Affiliations: SK Vityaz
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Aleksandr Povetkin’s path to the Olympic title was strange in that he had already been a professional boxing champion but since that championship had been won in kick-boxing it did not affect his eligibility to compete at Olympic level. Povetkin switched to the conventional style of boxing in 2000 and was Russian champion by the end of the year. He won the European Championship super-heavyweight gold medal in both 2002 and 2004 and won both the World Championship and the World Cup in 2003. His final amateur career record was 125 victories against just seven losses. He became a professional in 2005 and based himself in Germany where he ran up a series of victories and by 2009 was a leading contender for the World Heavyweight title.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 24 Athina Boxing Men's Super-Heavyweight Russia RUS 1 Gold

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR S R1S R2S R3S R4S R T
2004 Summer 24 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Final Round Match 1/2 1 2004-08-29 Povetkin (RUS) walkover
2004 Summer 24 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-27 Povetkin (RUS) , Cammarelle (ITA) decision 31 6 9 7 9
2004 Summer 24 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-23 Povetkin (RUS) , Dildabekov (KAZ) decision 31 3 11 8 9
2004 Summer 24 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Round One Match #1 1 2004-08-18 Povetkin (RUS) , Rozhnov (BUL) referee stops contest (outscored) 31 7 9 9 6 4 1:37
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