The ‘Riot Control’ Hovik Keuchkerian and his Past as Champion of Spain

The ‘Riot Control’ Hovik Keuchkerian and his Past as Champion of Spain

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Hovik Keuchkerian has been one of the great protagonists in the last hours in Spain. The versatile actor, who was Spanish boxing champion in heavyweights, he won the Forqué Award for Best Male Performance in Series for his role in ‘Anti-riot’, the production of Movistar +. Keuchkerian also left one of the moments of the ceremony by asking for a minute of silence for all the victims of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain.

Keuchkerian, born in Beirut to an Armenian father and a Navarrese mother and raised in the Madrid municipality of Alpedrete, He has shown on the screens to have the same talent that he already treasures for other facets such as poetry (he has written several books), comedy and that he also demonstrated in his time as a boxer.

A career that began in 1998 with almost 26 years after his time in basketball and kickboxing and that lasted until 2004 (he was without competing between December 1999 and that month of 2001) while he served as He was the manager and promoter of his own fights and ran his own gym in the Hortaleza neighborhood of Madrid.

In his career as a professional boxer Keuchkerian achieved an outstanding record of 16 victories, 15 of them by KO, and only one loss in 17 fights. Among his victories stand out his win against David Blanco by Technical KO in 2003 in the evening for the vacant title of champion of Spain of the heavyweights after 22 years. One year later Keuchkerian would revalidate the national title before Marcelo Ferreira dos Santos, also by technical KO, before defeating Tony Booth by KO on December 11, 2004.

The fight against Booth would be the last as a professional for Keuchkerian, who tried to seek the European heavyweight title but did not achieve the long-awaited evening and hung up his gloves at the age of 32. to start a prolific career as a poet, comedian and actor in films such as ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and hit series such as ‘Hispania’, ‘Isabel’, ‘La Casa de Papel’ or the aforementioned ‘Anti-riot’. This is how Hovik Keuchkerian, the ‘riot riot’ who was champion of Spain of heavy weights, made his success.

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