Murat Gassiev - Iron
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Murat from Ossetia, Vladikavkas, had a very short amature career, fighting only 25 fights, In 2014 after I8 professional fights he relocated to Big Bear CA for training, he settled in at The Summit Gym in Big Bear Lake, CA. The Summit Gym became home for Murat, training, then flying back to his home city to engage in his first fight under trainer Abel Sanchez, on 10/31/2014, versus Engin Karakaplan, whom he destroyed in one round, on 12/03/2016 Murat faced Denis Lebedev for the IBF Cruiserweight Championship, winning a 12 round split decision, winning first world championship at the age of 24, Murat was then entered into the WBSS Cruiserweight Tournament, the first fight, quarter final bout against Krzysztof Włodarczyk stopping him in the 3rd round with a left hook to the body. In the following bout, the semi-final Murat fought Yuniel Dorticos in a12rd brutal win, advancing to the finals of the tournament, in the finals bout of the tournament Murat faced Oleksandr Usyk, loosing a12rd decision.
Last Bout: Oleksandr Usyk 07/21/2018