Galib Jafarov

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Galib Jafarov
Personal information
Full name Galib Musa oglu Jafarov
Nationality  Kazakhstan
Born (1978-05-09) May 9, 1978 (age 40)
Aktobe, Aktobe Province
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight

Galib Musa oglu Jafarov (Azerbaijani: Qalib Musa oğlu Cəfərov); is a Kazakh boxer of Azerbaijani descent, best known to win the gold medal at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in the Featherweight (– 57 kg) division.

Career[edit]

In 2001 he lost the final to Turkish legend Ramaz Paliani but two years later he gained the gold medal at the World Championships. He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Alexei Tichtchenko of Russia, who eventually won the competition. Jafarov qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he defeated South Korea's Jo Seok-Hwan.

At the 2006 Asian Games he lost to Zorigtbaataryn Enkhzorig and won bronze.

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