At the age of 71, two-time European boxing champion Evgeny Gorstkov died. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Boxing Federation.
- On September 12, at the age of 71, the famous Soviet boxer and sports referee, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, four-time USSR champion and two-time European champion Gorstkov Yevgeny Nikolaevich died, - the message says.
The federation noted that Gorstkov had an excellent reputation in the ring and beyond, he was the owner of the first "Crystal Glove" - a special prize, which was awarded to the strongest heavyweight boxer. In total, he has received five such awards in his career.
From 1974 to 1981, Gorstkov fought 228 fights in the ring. He was one of three Soviet boxers who, in 1978 in Moscow, held demonstration fights with world champion Muhammad Ali. After completing his career, the athlete went to coaching, and was also an arbiter.
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