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Busenaz Sürmeneli
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality Turkish
Born 26 May 1998 (1998-05-26) (age 23)
Trabzon, Turkey
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 27
Wins by KO 1
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 0

Busenaz Sürmeneli (born 26 May 1998) is a Turkish Olympic and world champion boxer.

Personal life

Busenaz Sürmeneli was born in Bursa, Turkey on 25 May 1998. She grew up in Trabzon, where her family had moved due to her father's profession. In her childhood, she wanted to play in the local women's football team. At the age of ten, she switched over to boxing with the guidance of Cahit Süme, technical director of the Turkey national boxing team. She studied Physical Education and Sport at Trabzon University.

Boxing career

She won several times titles at youth championships.

Sürmeneli took the silver medal at the 2017 Women's European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in Cascia, Italy. She won the bronze medal at the 2019 Women's European Amateur Boxing Championships in Alcobendas, Spain. She became world champion at the 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships held in Ulan-Ude, Russia. In February 2020, she captured the gold medal in the 69 kg division at the 64th Bocskai István Memorial International Boxing Tournament held in Debrecen, Hungary.

Sürmeneli became champion in the welterweight event at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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