“Wanted to straighten the nose”: the boxer Kushitashvili faces 10 years for assault on resguardar


Not the most pleasant news came from the world of domestic sports 3 Feb. 235th garrison court until April 1, was arrested two-time champion of Russia on Boxing of George Kushitashvili.

The reasons for the detention

As reported TASS, the boxer together with a friend Hovik Hovhannisyan, member of the national team, arrived at the Frunzenskaya embankment in Moscow in search of “bookmarks”. There men and was detained by the staff of Regardie on suspicion of possession of drugs (the Ministry subsequently informed that the athletes had found a packet of 0.6 grams of cocaine).

The situation was exacerbated by the resistance that the athlete had in the course of arrest, namely, struck at the face of the police officer.

He Kushitashvili kind of ironic respond to the incident, saying that the employee Regardie without him was hit and broke his nose, while the boxer only wanted to help the victim.

“I’ve broken my nose, so I know how to fix it”, — quotes RT words of the athlete who settled in the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina” and even began to read “the Twelve chairs”.

How to punish?

The investigative Committee filed against George charges at once under two articles: part 1 article 228 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“acquisition, storage, transportation, manufacturing, processing of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues and illegal acquisition, storage, transportation of plants containing narcotic substances”) and part 2 of article 318 (“application of violence dangerous to life or health”).

And if in the first article of the athlete can be punished for up to three years of imprisonment, on the second renowned boxer faces up to 10 years imprisonment.

Sports consequences of the incident

While the defense tries to prove the innocence of George, in Federation of Boxing Russia (FBI) immediately responded to the incident. Kushitashvili was immediately expelled from the national team of Russia, and the President of the FBI Umar Kremlev noticed that the Federation will insist on the maximum penalty for a prisoner:

“As a fighter and athlete we’re not going to leave him. Help, pay for lawyers, but it is the law. For us it’s a shock: the man has never been seen in similar, the doctor examines them weekly, they pass biochem… If the investigation proves that he raised his hand to the officer Regardie, we are for tough sanctions.”

What famous boxer

George Kushitashvili (37-11) was successfully performed in the weight category up to 81 kg, where he was considered one of the best local boxers. In 2015 and 2018, he took the gold of the champion of Russia at the world championship in 2019 reached the quarterfinals and the next summer had all the chances to compete at the Olympic games – 2020 in Tokyo.

In addition, the name of the boxer appeared in the media in the summer of 2017, when the Ukrainian border guards stopped him at the European championship in Kharkiv. The reason for the refusal was the fact that shortly before Kushitashvili visited the Crimea.

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