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Yuri Alexandrov, Top Russian Amateur, Passes Away

Former world amateur boxing champion Yuri Alexandrov has died at the age of 50, the Russian Boxing Federation revealed.

The 1982 world featherweight champion died Tuesday, the federation said in a website statement, without specifying a cause of death.

As well as his world title, Alexandrov was European champion at bantamweight in 1983, before picking up a world bronze at the same weight a year later. He was also a four-time Soviet champion.

In 1989, Alexandrov launched a professional career, but lost three of his five fights and retired in 1992.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rip Chudd on 01-03-2013

In Soviet Russia championship wins you! No but seriously Rest in peace champ.

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