Murat Gassiev

Murat Gassiev

Russian heavyweight boxer
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Short biography

MuratGassiev is a Russian heavyweight boxer.

Short Biography

Murat Gassiev was born in Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation, on October 12, 1993.

He was engaged in various sports sections - soccer, freestyle wrestling and judo. But since the age of fourteen I decided to devote myself completely to boxing.

In 2011 he debuted on the professional arena, on the Manege of Vladikavkaz, winning his opponent, Roman Mirzoev, on points.

From 2016 to 2018, Murat Gassiev held the IBF title and championship belt. In 2018, he was the WBA champion.

In total, during his professional career Murat Gassiev held twenty-eight fights. In twenty-six of them the athlete won and only one fight ended in defeat.

Murat Gassiev's key fights

  • Murat Gassiev against Alexander Usik: the fight for the title of absolute world champion took place in 2018 in the Russian Federation, in Moscow. At the end of twelve rounds, the judges recognized the defeat of Murat Gassiev, which was the first in his professional career.

  • Murat Gassiev vs. Denis Lebedev: the fight for the IBF world champion title took place in 2016, in Moscow. Similar to the fight with Usik, the fight lasted twelve rounds. Everything ended with Gassiev winning and handing him the world title.

  • Murat Gassiev vs. Yunier Dorticos: the unification bout took place in Sochi, 2018, and ended with a knockout by Gassiev in the twelfth round. It should be noted that Gassiev and Dorticos were supposed to fight back in 2015, but then the fight was canceled.

Personal life

Murat Gassiev is not married. According to him, the athlete has not yet met a suitable girl.

Activity in the network

In addition to purely sports network databases like Boxrec, Murat Gassiev can be found on the Internet in the most popular social networks:

  • VKontakte: personal page in VK Murat Gassiev leads for a long time.

  • Instagram: the appearance of new photos of Gassiev in Instagram, where he shares photos from his trainings, performances, fights and travel, is constantly followed by two hundred and fifty thousand subscribers.

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