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Velikton Barannikov


Died when: 69 years 148 days (832 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Velikton Barannikov

Velikton Innokentyevich Barannikov (Russian: ???????? ????????????? ??????????; 4 July 1938 – 29 November 2007) was a Soviet boxer who competed in the lightweight category at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics.

In 1960 he lost to Abel Laudonio in the quarter-final.In 1964 he progressed to the final, where he lost to Józef Grudzien.

He won a European title in 1965, and finished his career with a record of 228 wins out of 275 bouts.Despite his international success he never won a national title, finishing in second place in 1960–62 and 1965.

Barannikov was born in Ulan-Ude, where he started training in boxing.In 1956 he moved to Moscow and graduated from the prestigious Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

After retirement he worked as a boxing coach and referee, first in Moscow, then in Germany (ca. 1974), and after 1982 in Ulan-Ude.

He was killed in a traffic incident on 29 November 2007.Barannikov was a retired lieutenant colonel.

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