Aleksandar Khristov

Alexandar Christow ( bulgarian Александър Христов; English transcription: Aleksandar Khristov; born July 28, 1964 in Plovdiv ) is a former Bulgarian boxer. Christow was bronze medalist of the Europe Championships 1996, Silver Medal winners of the Europe Championships 1985 and the 1988 Olympics, Europe Master in 1987 and world champion 1993.


The one in the German sports coverage of the early 1990s led as Alexander Christov athletes won the 1985 silver medal in the bantamweight title at the European Championships in Budapest. He only lost in the final of the Yugoslavs Ljubisa Simic.

In 1987, he won the European Championships in Turin. He had prevailed here in the bantamweight title against Mike Devanney from Scotland, this time against Ljubisa Simic, the Germans René Breitbarth and Yuri Alexandrov from the Soviet Union.

He then launched at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where he defeated Peter Anok from Sudan, Byun Jong- il from South Korea, Jimmy Mayanja from Sweden, Alexander Artemiew from the Soviet Union and Jorge Julio Rocha of Colombia and only in the finale Kennedy McKinney subject from the U.S..

Christow was in 1993 at the 7th World Championships in Tampere, Finland world champion bantamweight. After a 8-0 point victory in the semifinals over the Turks İlhan Güler he beat in the final of the Cuban Joel Casamayor, who had the Berlin Dirk Kruger defeated in the first round and with 12:6 kept the upper hand in the semi-final against the Russians Vladislav Antonov, after points with 13:7.

In June 1994, he won the 7th World Cup in Bangkok bantamweight. He hit it in the semi-finals also the later Olympic champion István Kovács.

At the European Championships in 1996 in Vejle, he won a bronze medal. This time he was defeated in the semifinals against István Kovács.

Also in 1996 he started in the Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, but lost in the first fight against Carlos Barreto already from Venezuela.