Alexander Besputin

Weightclass: Welterweight

  • 10wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 8kos

AGE:
27
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 27, Alexander is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 147 pounds, he was an elite international amateur standout before his debut. He also had three wins in AIBA’s World Series of Boxing while still an amateur.

He is a stablemate of three-division world champion and rising young superstar Vasily Lomachenko, who was voted “2017 Fighter of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America, rising light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk, welterweight contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas, 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 in 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. He has fought two times so far in 2018.

In his last fight on May 26 in Fresno, California, Alexander stepped up to 10-round status for the first time and won by third-round knockout against Saul Corral.

Boxingscene.com’s Keith Idec reported [excerpts]: Hard-hitting welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin knocked down veteran Saul Corral twice and stopped him in the third round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

Besputin first floored Corral by landing a left uppercut about a minute into the third round. Corral reached his feet, but Besputin quickly landed two straight hands that backed Corral into a corner.

Then Besputin blasted Corral with a left hand to the body that sent him to the canvas a second time. The fight was stopped immediately, at 1:34 of the third round.

The 31-year-old Corral had his three-fight winning streak snapped. [End Idec item]

In an earlier interview, 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.”

fight history

  • 2018

    In his last fight on 5-26-18 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Saul Corral (28-11): the scheduled 10-rounder, Alexander’s first, was on the undercard of the Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan main event, and Alexander quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 3rd round – the first with a left uppercut, the second with a left hand to the body – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:34.

    On 2-16-18 in Reno, NV, he won by TKO (5th round) against Wesley Tucker (14-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Ray Beltran vs. Paulus Moses main event, and Alexander dominated the fight; he out-boxed and out-worked Tucker, and landed the harder punches; he rocked Tucker with a series of punches in the 5th round – Tucker’s corner signaled the end after the round, and the referee stopped the fight.

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  • 2017

    Fight by 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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