Evgeny Makarenko

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Evgeny Makarenko (born 10 October 1975) is a boxer from Russia best known for winning two world amateur titles in 2001 and 2003 at light heavyweight.


Southpaw Makarenko won a bronze in 1998 as a heavyweight at the 1998 European championships and dominated light heavyweight between 2001 and 2006.

He won gold medals at

  • the 2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships,
  • the 2002 European Amateur Boxing Championships as a heavyweight
  • the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships where he beat Rudolf Kraj.
  • and the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula, Croatia.

He also participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics as a light heavyweight, his results were:

In 2006 he beat highly touted newcomer Artur Beterbiev but lost to him in 2007, preventing him from participating in the World Championships in Chicago.

World championships results

(partial) 2003