Sergey Vodopyanov

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Sergey Vodopyanov (b.September 20, 1987) is a Russian amateur boxer best known for winning gold at bantamweight at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships‎ in Chicago. Vodopyanov moved up to featherweight, and won a silver medal at the 2009 World Amateur championships in Milan, Italy.


Southpaw Vodopyanov won the silver medal at the 2004 Junior World Championships, where he lost to Hungarian Pál Bedák.

In 2006 he managed to win the silver medal at flyweight at the Russian Championships losing to three-times European champion Georgy Balakshin.

At the 2006 Junior World Championships he made an early exit against eventual champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

He won the Russian Championships at bantam 2007 against Zinat Zhandybayev 27:25.

In Chicago at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships‎ the 20 year old beat local hero Gary Russell Jr. 16:6 and Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo 20:9 to reach the finals. There he edged out Mongolian Enkhbat Badar-Uugan 16:14.

Olympic results

2008 (as a bantamweight)

World amateur championship results

2007 (as a bantamweight)

2009 (as a featherweight)