Nikita Ivanov - Russian boxer, European champion in 2013 in the category of 81 kg
Nikita Ivanov is a professional boxer fromRussia, serving in the light heavyweight category. Member of the Russian boxing team, gold and silver medalist of the European Championship (Ankara 2011, weight - up to 81 kg (silver), Minsk 2013, up to 81 kg - gold). In 2011, after the performance at the European Championships in Ankara, he received the title of the master of sports of Russia of international class. Member of the sports and sports association "Dynamo".
Ivanov Nikita Yurievich: boxer's biography
Born April 18, 1986 in the city of Michurinsk(Tambov region, Russia). Ros and was brought up in an ordinary family - my father worked as a taxi driver all my life, and my mother was a veterinarian. From a young age, Nikita liked to watch boxing on TV and dreamed of becoming a professional boxer. His idols were Mike Tyson, Lenox Lewis and Roy Jones Jr.. When Nikita was 10 years old, his parents took him to the box, which the boy was very happy about. The first coach was Eduard Ivanko (formerly a three-time winner of the Tambov region championship in boxing). The boy immediately saw that in the future he will achieve considerable success in this sport. Nikita had some kind of boxing flair - without knowing any technique or stance, still fought well and kept his breath. All these inclinations to boxing, clearly hinted that you need to begin to train seriously.
Time for professional boxing and tight training
At the age of 12, the boy moved to Odintsovoin order to continue to train, but already with more eminent masters. Here he joins the Dynamo sports community and trains with such professionals as Ashot Ivanovich Garakyan (Honored Coach of Russia), Zufer Mustafovich Khusyainov (author of the book "Technique of knockout punch") and Sergey Yuryevich Smirnov (boxer-professional).
The intensity of training immediately changed. Now Nikita lived on a strict regime - got up at six in the morning, ran a 10-kilometer cross, then proceeded to the main training session. After taking a balanced meal and rest, Nikita went to an evening training, dedicated only to the technique of combat.
Nikita Ivanov: boxing, statistics and achievements
The first major success was set in 2006,when Nikita won a victory in the Spartakiad youth of the Central Federal District of Russia. Exactly one year later he managed to win the CFD championship, after which he immediately began to prepare for the debut entrance to the adult championship of the country. Nikita Ivanov took the ninth place, losing to Egor Mehontsev, but even this result was positive for the debutant.
In 2008, he again went to the CFD championship(the championship of the Central Federal District in boxing) at light heavyweight and won a gold medal. In the same year he became the champion of the All-Russian competitions "Olympic hopes", and at the Russian championship he could reach only the quarterfinal duel, in which he failed. In 2009, Nikita Ivanov became the winner of the Russian light heavyweight boxing championship. In this regard, his candidacy was considered for participation in the World Championships held in Milan. But to great regret Ivanov failed to pass the qualifying stage, having suffered defeat from his compatriot Arthur Beterbiev.
Boxer's performances in the international arena and the long-awaited gold
The next two years Nikita Ivanov reachedfinals of the Russian boxing championship in light heavyweight, however, lost to Yegor Mekhontsev. Despite this Ivanov showed himself well in various tournaments of international importance. In 2011, Russian boxer Nikita Ivanov represented his country at the European Championships, held in Ankara (Turkey). Here he managed to reach the final battle, where he was expected by Irishman Joe Ward. The fight was very difficult for both sportsmen, however, the Russian boxer lost with a score of 12-20. After receiving a silver medal at the European Championships, Nikita Ivanov was awarded the title of Master of Sports of Russia of international class.
In 2012, Ivanov again took part in theRussian boxing championship and took second place, losing in the finals to a young and promising fighter Dmitry Bivol. After that he began to prepare for the selection for the European Championships, which was held in Minsk in 2013. Once in the tournament, Nikita confidently and quickly reached the final stage, where he declassed his opponent and won a gold medal. This achievement was the most significant in his career.