Alexander Besputin

Weightclass: Super Welterweight

  • 9wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 7kos

AGE:
26
Birthplace:
Kamensk-Uralsky, Russia
Height:
5'8"
reach:
68"
Managers:
Egis Klimas (Boxing Writers Association of America “2016 Manager of the Year”)
Trainers:
Marco Contreras

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Alexander Besputin

At the age of 26, Alexander is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 147 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout.

He is a stablemate of two-division world champion and rising young superstar Vasily Lomachenko, who was voted “2017 Fighter of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America, top light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk, and super lightweight prospect Maxim Dadashev. All are managed by Egis Klimas, the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Manager of the Year” in 2016 and 2017, and promoted by Top Rank.

Alexander moved to Oxnard, California, in October, 2015, to pursue his professional career and made his debut two months later that December. He trains at the Boxing Laboratory Gym in Oxnard with trainer Marcos Contreras.

He stayed active in the ring with four fights in 2016 and three in 2017, and gave very impressive performances.

In his last fight on November 11 in Fresno, California, Alexander won by seventh-round knockout against previously undefeated Juan Ruiz.

The scheduled eight-rounder was on the undercard of the Jose Ramirez vs. Mike Reed main event, and Alexander dominated the fight. He out-boxed and out-worked Ruiz, and shut him out on the scorecards. Alexander scored a knockdown in the seventh round – Ruiz got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:51. After six rounds, Alexander led by scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards.

Alexander said through an interpreter, “My style is very aggressive, very explosive – good hand speed, combinations. I have good movement in the ring.

“I don’t have a nickname.”

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Alexander said through an interpreter, “I was born in Kamensk-Uralsky, Russia. I have one older brother, no sisters. My father passed away when I was two years old, I don’t even remember him. My mother raised me. She doesn’t work. I’m the only boxer in my family.

“I was around eight or nine years old when I started boxing. When I was a kid, everybody was watching boxing movies on DVDs. I wanted to be a strong guy, so I went to the boxing gym.

“I had over 300 amateur fights, with 15 losses.

“I’m naturally righthanded, but I fight in the lefthanded stance. When I was a kid, I would change my style – I would fight as a southpaw, then I would fight orthodox. But one day my trainer said, ‘You have to make a decision. What do you want to do – do you want to fight lefthanded or do you want to fight righthanded?’ I told him, ‘I’m going to fight lefthanded because it’s easier for me.’ “…

Alexander and his wife, Anastasia, have no children…

fight history

  • 2017

    Fight by Fight – 2017 – in his last fight on 11-11-17 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (7th round) against previously undefeated Juan Ruiz (20-0): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Jose Ramirez vs. Mike Reed main event, and Alexander dominated the fight; he consistently out-boxed and out-worked Ruiz, and scored a knockdown in the seventh round – Ruiz got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:51; after six rounds, Alexander led by scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards.

    On 4-22-17 in Carson, CA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Breidis Prescott (30-9): the bout was on the undercard of a triple world championship card, and Alexander dominated the fight; he pressed forward, landed the harder punches, and rocked Prescott several times; Alexander floored Prescott in the 3rd round, but it was ruled a slip; he scored a knockdown with a left hand-right hook combination in the 7th round, and won by shutout scores of 80-71 on all three scorecards…

    On 1-27-16 in Studio City, CA, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Gilberto Pereira dos Santos (12-4): the bout was on the undercard at Sportsmen’s Lodge; dos Santos gave a good effort, but Alexander dominated the fight; he consistently out-boxed and outworked dos Santos, and landed the harder punches; scored 60-54, 60-54, 58-56…

     

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  • 2016

    2016 – on 11-5-16 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (6th round) against former Panamanian welterweight champion Azael Cosio (20-4-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas main event; Cosio gave a strong effort and had a few rallies, but Alexander outboxed and outworked him, and wore him down with combinations to the head and body; Cosio did not continue after the 6th round…
    On 8-6-16 in Tucson, AZ, he won a knockout (1st round) against Kevin Womack Jr. (7-11-3): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Casino del Sol; Alexander scored a knockdown with a left hand to the body in the 1st round, and Womack was counted out at 2:08…
    On 4-2-16 in Port Hueneme, CA, he won by TKO (4th round) against Christon Edwards (6-0): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Oceanview Pavilion; Alexander consistently landed the harder punches, steadily wore down Edwards, and he did not continue after the 4th round…
    On 1-16-16 in Dallas, TX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against K Lon Spencer (4-3): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at the Bomb Factory; Alexander scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:50…
    He debuted at the age of 24 on 12-12-15 in Glendale, CA, and won by knockout (2nd round) against Fernando Paliza (5-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Civic Auditorium; Alexander scored a knockdown with a series of punches late in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:29

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