Chechen Boxer Became World Champion in Italy
Artur Beterbiyev, a Chechen boxer, became the World Champion in the light heavy 81 kg category at 2009 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Milan, Italy.
The 15th World Amateur Boxing Championships were played in Milan between 1 to 12 September 2009 where over 700 athletes participating in 400 sports clubs, representing 143 countries. It was the the biggest World Championships in AIBA history. The competition was under the supervision of the world’s governing body for amateur boxing the AIBA. During the 11 days of competitions were scheduled approximately 600 matches for the allocation of 11 titles of World Champion, one for each weight category: 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 64, 69, 75, 81, 91 and 101 kilograms. And the Chechen boxer Artur Beterbiyev was in the light heavy 81 kg category.
On September 12, 2009, Artur Beterbiyev beat the Uzbek boxer Elshod Rasulov 13-10 in the final match of light heavy 81 kg category, and he won the the golden medal at 2009 AIBA World Boxing Championships.
Photo of Artur Beterbiyev after the final game: