Career highlight: Gold Medallist – AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 andAIBA World Boxing ChampionshipsAstana 2013
There is a certain mystique surrounding Magomedrasul Medzhidov. He exudes ring authority, a trait that has seen him win back-to-back AIBA World Boxing Championships titles in 2011 and 2013, garnering a reputation as something of a knockout artist in the Super Heavyweight division along the way.
His first title came on home soil in Baku where he beat British Super Heavyweight and now pro sensation Anthony Joshua in the final before becoming a double world champion two years later in Almaty.
The Azeri has competed for the Azerbaijan Baku Fires in WSB and also won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as became European champion in Minsk in 2013.
Having already established himself as a cool-headed operator in his weight category, Medzhidov prefers to wear his opponents down with an intense non-stop pressure fighting style and ferociously consistent work rate, throwing punches in bunches from mid-distance.
The stoppage specialist will be eager to prove to his contemporaries in the APB just why he is feared worldwide as a skilful but deadly all-action puncher.