Vitaly Dunaytsev

Vitaly Dunaytsev

Dunaytsev at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Vitaly Vladimirovich Dunaytsev
Nationality Russian
Born (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992
Kostanay, Kazakhstan
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Sport Amateur boxing
Club Dynamo[2]
Coached by Nikolay Bulgakov[2]
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vladimirovich and the family name is Dunaytsev.

Vitaly Vladimirovich Dunaytsev (Russian: Виталий Владимирович Дунайцев; born 12 April 1992) is a Russian amateur light welterweight boxer. He won gold medals at the 2015 World Championships and 2015 European Championships and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Dunaytsev was born in Kostanay, Kazakhstan, but the family moved in 2001 to Stary Oskol, Belgorod Oblast, Russia. His father is a retired competitive boxer. Dunaytsev first practiced judo, but after two years changed to boxing. He is a student of the Faculty of Law at the Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics and Law. He is married to Valeria.[2] Dunyatsev's first notable win was at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and in the following years he was quite successful in Youth and Junior National Championships.[3][4]

Dunaytsev became a two-time Russian National champion (2013–2014) in light welterweight division.[3] He won gold at the 2015 European Championships defeating Pat McCormack of Great Britain in the Finals and in October, Dunaytsev became World Champion in Light welterweight at the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar.[5]

On 15 December 2015, by the order of the Sports Minister of Russia, Dunaytsev received the honorary title "Merited Master of Sports".[6]


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  2. 1 2 3 Vitaly Dunaytsev.
  3. 1 2 Vitaliy Dunaytsev – 64 kg. (21 August 2016). Retrieved on 2016-08-25.
  4. Дунайцев Виталий Владимирович. Retrieved on 25 August 2016.
  5. Виталий Дунайцев: этот год для меня пока самый счастливый. Retrieved on 25 August 2016.
  6. Приказ министра спорта от 15 декабря 2015 г. № 180-нг. (16 December 2015). Retrieved on 2016-08-25.
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