Weight category: heavy weight
Date of birth: 04/10/1987 (31 years old)
Place of birth: Armenia
Place of residence: Blagnac, France
Height: 186 cm
Fights (record): 23-0, 15 KO
Profile on Boxrec: Arsen Gulamiryan
The 29-year-old boxer became one of the leaders in the world WBA ranking, in the weight category up to 90.7 kilograms.
YEREVAN, June 27 – Sputnik. French-Armenian boxer Arsen Gulamiryan is included in the new World Boxing Association (WBA) boxer ranking.
First victory in seven years: Armenian boxer became European champion
Gulamiryan rose from second position to first and became the best boxer in the weight category to 90.7 kg.
Arsen Gulamiryan was born in Armenia. When he was seven years old the family moved to France. Arsen started boxing at the age of 13. In 15 years already became the youthful champion of France. Subsequently won several titles in France and abroad.
For four years he was a member of the French national boxing team. However, after each battle in the ring, he raised the Armenian flag.
Few people know about professional boxer Arsen Ghulamiryan living in France. Arsen three times became the champion of France to 18 years, the owner of the Cup of France. Gulamiryan became the only representative of France, who won the Olympic ticket in the weight category of 90 kg, but did not take part in the Olympics.
The correspondent of NEWS.am Sport talked with Gulamiryan.
“Born in Yerevan. When I was 7 years old, I moved with my family to Paris. From the age of 9 I started playing football, but it was difficult for me to play football because of the extra weight. He started boxing at the age of 13. In 15 years already became the youthful champion of France. Subsequently won several titles in France and abroad.
For 4 years he was a member of the French national team and only because of the conflict with the federation did not take part in the Olympic Games, which, of course, I regret. Not every athlete has the opportunity to participate in the Olympics.
Then he moved from amateur to professional boxing. Here everything is much more complicated, but, at the same time, more interesting. If possible, I try to attend fights with the participation of our compatriots – Arthur Abraham, Vic Darchinyan, Vanes Martirosyan. I like the boxing style of Abraham.
Boxing is gradually developing in Armenia. For example, I visited the Echmiadzin sports school and saw that there are many talented boxers. I speak under the flag of France, but after each fight I hold the flag of Armenia in my hands. There were no proposals to represent Armenia. If you get a good offer and there will be a sensible promotional group, I agree with pleasure.
I won’t be cunning – I’d hardly return to Armenia to continue my sports career. I’m somewhat disappointed. It’s a shame to look at the sad faces of people who live poorly. If I had stayed in Armenia in due time, I would probably put an end to a sports career, ”noted Arsen Gulamiryan.