Arslanbek Ruslanovich Makhmudov, also known as Arslanbek Mahmut Ruslannı ulanı, is a Russian professional boxer who was born on June 7, 1989, in Mozdok, North-Ossetia. He belongs to a Kumyk family and studied at the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism.
Arslanbek started his boxing career as an amateur, representing the "Dinamo" boxing team based in Moscow. He won the European student championship before turning professional in 2017. On December 8, 2017, he made his professional debut with a first-round technical knockout (TKO) victory over Jaime Barajas at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada.
In 2018, Arslanbek had a successful year, scoring four stoppage wins with TKOs over Christian Larrondo, Elder Hernandez, and Emilio Zarate, followed by a KO over Andrew Satterfield. He continued his winning streak in 2019, capturing the vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title via seventh-round TKO against Jonathan Rice. Later that year, he won his second regional championship, the WBC-NABF heavyweight title, via third-round TKO against Julian Fernandez. He successfully defended his WBC-NABF title against former world champion Samuel Peter and Dillon Carman in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Arslanbek continued his dominance in 2021, winning the fight for the vacant WBA-NABA heavyweight title against Pavel Sour with a first-round knockout. He defended his WBC-NABF and WBA-NABA titles against Erkan Teper, Mariusz Wach, and Carlos Takam, winning each fight with impressive performances. Arslanbek was set to defend his titles against Raphael Akpejiori in December 2022 but won the fight via 1st round TKO against Michael Wallisch after Akpejiori withdrew from the bout.
Arslanbek Ruslanovich Makhmudov is a force to be reckoned with in the world of boxing, with an impressive record of wins and stoppages. His power and precision in the ring have earned him numerous regional titles, and he continues to climb the ranks towards a world championship title.