Artur Beterbiev
Artur Beterbiev

Artur Beterbiev


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Weight 175 lbs (79.55 kg)

Age 33

Home Montreal, Quebec, CAN 

Complete Stats

Canada-based Russian slugger Artur Beterbiev possesses devastating knockout power and is one of boxing’s rising stars in the 175-pound division. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Callum Johnson

Oct 06, 2018 / Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois

Artur Beterbiev defended his IBF world title with a fourth-round KO of Callum Johnson in Chicago.

Latest News

Artur Beterbiev News
PBC Boxing Video
Oct 3, 2018 / Artur Beterbiev

Artur Beterbiev eager to defend 175-pound title Saturday vs Callum Johnson

Undefeated Canada-based Russian slugger thinks making a big statement in Chicago could lead to unifications against fellow titleholders Adonis Stevenson, Dmitry Bivol and Eleider Alvarez.

Rau'shee WarrenPBC Boxing Video
Aug 5, 2016 / Artur Beterbiev, Sakio Bika, Marcus Browne, Andre Dirrell, Jamel Herring, John Jackson, Julius Jackson, Abner Mares, Errol Spence Jr., Rau'shee Warren, Deontay Wilder

PBC fighters reflect on their Olympic experiences

Competing for one’s country at the Olympics is one of the greatest honors an athlete can achieve. With the Rio Summer Games getting underway this weekend, some of PBC’s Olympic veterans shared their own memories and offered advice to this year’s athletes.

Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan
Jul 20, 2016 / Lem's Corner, Erislandy Lara, Danny Garcia, Artur Beterbiev, Marcus Browne

Lem’s Corner: Lara ready ‘right now’ for Golovkin, Canelo

Erislandy Lara has made four successful defenses of his 154-pound world title, and the 33-year-old native of Cuba is eager to add to that number as he attempts to fulfill a goal of unifying one of boxing’s deepest divisions.


Artur Beterbiev Fights

Win vs Callum Johnson 17-0-0

Oct 06, 2018 Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Callum JohnsonCC by KO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Enrico Koelling 23-1-0

Nov 11, 2017 Save Mart Arena, Fresno, California, USA

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Enrico KoellingEE by KO in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Isidro Ranoni Prieto 26-1-3

Dec 23, 2016 Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Isidro Ranoni PrietoII by TKO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Ezequiel Maderna

Jun 04, 2016 Bell Centre, Montreal

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Ezequiel MadernaEE by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Alexander Johnson 16-2

Jun 12, 2015 UIC Pavilion, Chicago

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Alexander JohnsonAA by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Gabriel Campillo 25-6-1

Apr 04, 2015 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Gabriel CampilloGG by KO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Jeff Page Jr 15-0-0

Dec 19, 2014 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Jeff Page JrJJ by KO in Round 2 of 10

WIN vs Tavoris Cloud 24-2-0

Sep 27, 2014 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tavoris CloudTT LOSES to Artur BeterbievAA by KO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Alvaro Enriquez 12-12-2

Aug 22, 2014 Complexe Sportif Sportscene, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Alvaro EnriquezAA by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Gabriel Lecrosnier 16-25-3

Jan 18, 2014 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Gabriel LecrosnierGG by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Billy Bailey 12-17-0

Nov 30, 2013 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Billy BaileyBB by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Rayco Saunders 23-20-2

Sep 28, 2013 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Rayco SaundersRR by RTD in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Christian Cruz 12-14-1

Jun 08, 2013 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Artur BeterbievAA WINS against Christian CruzCC by TKO in Round 2 of 4


Artur Beterbiev

  • WINS 13
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 13

Weight 175 lbs (79.55 kg)

Height 5'11½" (1.82 m)

Reach 73" (185 cm)

  • Born

    January 21, 1985
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    Montreal, Quebec
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Artur Beterbiev Bio

One of boxing’s most electrifying knockout artists, Artur Beterbiev turns lights out quicker than a downed power line. The fearsome power puncher is the latest in a long line of formidable Russian contenders.

Artur Beterbiev
Artur Beterbiev trades punches with U.S. boxer Michael Hunter during Beterbiev's victory at the London Olympics on August 1, 2012.

Born in a wrestling hotbed

Hailing from the Russian city of Khasavyurt, Beterbiev’s hometown is better known for its wrestling pedigree, having produced numerous Olympic qualifiers in the sport.

Beterbiev himself dabbled in wrestling for a time, but ultimately was drawn down a different path.

“To keep me away from the streets when I was 10 years old, my brothers brought me to my first boxing gym,” Beterbiev told The Ring in 2014. “I will always remember that day. Since then, me and boxing are inseparable.”

A decorated amateur, Beterbiev won silver at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships and a pair of gold medals at the 2006 and 2010 European Amateur Boxing Champions.

He also represented Russia in the Olympics in 2008 and 2012.

Artur Beterbiev
Since making his professional debut in June 2013, Artur Beterbiev has established himself as a knockout threat at 175 pounds.

Off to a smashing success

Upon turning pro in 2013, Beterbiev relocated to the boxing hotbed of Montreal. It was there that he made his pro debut in June 2013, hammering out a second-round technical knockout against Christian Cruz.

None of his first eight bouts would even reach the fifth round, as Beterbiev earned stoppage wins every time out.

In September 2014, Beterbiev savaged former 175-pound champ Tavoris Cloud, knocking the normally durable Cloud down four times in gaining a second-round TKO.

Artur Beterbiev and Gabriel Campillo
Artur Beterbiev blasts Gabriel Campillo with a left hand during their fight in Quebec City on April 4, 2015.

Continuing to develop

In April 2015, Beterbiev would steamroll another former 175-champ when he brutalized Gabriel Campillo, earning a fourth-round KO.

Moving forward, Beterbiev’s focus is on further developing both inside the ring and outside of it.

“Personal growth is very important for me as an athlete, friend, parent or human being,” Beterbiev told The Ring. “There is always something to learn and something to achieve in this life. I look for progress in everything.

“For as long as I can box, you can expect my very best in training and performing. This approach, of course, will take me on the path to becoming the next world champion.”

Artur Beterbiev and Alexander Johnson
Artur Beterbiev pins Alexander Johnson against the ropes during their fight in Chicago on June 12, 2015. (Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

Another powerful performance

Beterbiev continued his climb toward the top of the 175-pound division when he took on veteran southpaw Alexander Johnson at Chicago's UIC Pavilion on June 12, 2015, in a bout that aired on Spike TV.

The powerful Russian was taken past the fourth round for the first time in his career, but that didn't diminish his performance.

Beterbiev blasted Johnson with crushing shots to the head and body in the early rounds, putting his strength on display.

Johnson tried to use his experience to take Beterbiev deep into their 10-round fight, but Beterbiev's body shots quickly began to take their toll on him.

Beterbiev finally broke through in the fifth round, scoring two knockdowns of Johnson: first with a jab to the temple, and then with a vicious right hand against the ropes.

He finished the job in the seventh with two more knockdowns, flooring Johnson with a left hand before buckling his legs and sending him into the ropes with an overhand right, which led referee Mark Nelson to stop the fight.