Light Welter Georgiev Boris
35 years
AIBA Class

Stance: Orthodox

Career highlight: Bronze medalist – Athens 2004 Olympic Games

Boasting a fine win record in a catalogue of AIBA competitions, rangy light welterweight Boris Georgiev made the decision to turn over to the paid ranks in mid-2009.

Since making his debut on the professional circuit, he has amassed a seven fight unbeaten streak with all of his bouts taking place in his adopted United Kingdom, where he is affectionately known by, and competes under, the moniker ‘Bobby George’, an anglicised version of his birth name.

It is worth noting that during his tenure in the paid ranks he has been the six round distance three times, displaying a natural aptitude at fighting over an increased number of rounds.

Prior to his pro career, Georgiev managed the exceptional feat of winning two silver medals at successive European Boxing Championships in 2000 and 2002, before eventually winning the gold medal in his home country in Plovdiv in 2006.

The gutsy Bulgarian has also already competed in an Olympic Games, representing his home country in Athens in 2004, beating such names as the celebrated American and former fellow undefeated pro Rock Allen on his way to an impressive bronze medal. Georgiev hopes to reach another Games this time by qualifying through APB for Rio 2016.

With a long reach, constantly twitching head movement and tricky feints, Boris Georgiev is a classy performer and a fantastic edition to the APB.