Oleg Boltin
Boltin at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships
Birth nameOleg Igorevich Boltin
Born (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 30)[1]
Ridder, Kazakhstan[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Oleg Boltin
Billed height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Billed weight120 kg (265 lb)
Billed fromAlmaty, Kazakhstan
Trained byNJPW Dojo
Yuji Nagata
Debut2 April 2023[1]
Sports career
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Representing  Kazakhstan
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2021 Almaty 125 kg

Oleg Igorevich Boltin[a] (Japanese: ボルチン・オレッグ, Hepburn: Boruchin Oreggu[b]) (born 10 February 1993) is a Kazakh professional wrestler and former freestyle wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he performs under his real name. As a freestyle wrestler, he was the gold medalist at the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships in the 125 kg (275 lb) division.


Boltin was born on 10 February 1993[1][2] in Ridder, East Kazakhstan Region.[3][4] He speaks Japanese fluently.[5] He is of Russian descent.

Wrestling career

Since the early 2010s, Boltin has been training in Japan.[4] In 2017, he joined the Bushiroad Club (now Team New Japan).[5]

In 2020, Boltin won the gold medal at the Kazakhstani Wrestling Championships in the 125 kg category.[6] In the same category, he won the gold medal at the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships.[7][8] Boltin finished in fifth-place at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships.[9][10] In October 2022, he retired from amateur wrestling when he signed a contract with the Japanese professional wrestling promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling.[11]

Professional wrestling career

On October 10, 2022, at Declaration of Power, Yuji Nagata introduced Boltin as a future NJPW wrestler. Boltin, in turn, expressed a desire to become as "strong and famous as possible", and cited The Rock and Brock Lesnar as role models.[5] Boltin's first in-ring match took place on January 4, 2023, at Wrestle Kingdom 17, where he had a three-minute exhibition match against Ryohei Oiwa in the pre-show. The match ended in a draw.[12][13] He made his full in-ring debut on April 2, at night two of Road To Sakura Genesis, where he, Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino lost to TMDK (Zack Sabre Jr., Robbie Eagles, and Kosei Fujita).[14][15] On May 28, at day 12 of the 2023 Best of the Super Juniors, Boltin has his first win when he teamed up with Togi Makabe to defeat Yuto Nakashima and Oskar Leube.[16]

Championships and accomplishments

Freestyle wrestling


  1. ^ Kazakh: Олег Игоревич Болтин
  2. ^ As it is custom in Japan when it comes to Slavic languages (akin to Japanese language names and customs), the name as stated is ordered Boltin Oleg.


  1. ^ a b c d "Boltin Oleg". New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved 20 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Олег Болтин (спортсмен, вольная борьба, Казахстан)". vesti.kz (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2019-02-11. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  3. ^ "«Даст Бог, возьмем реванш!» Казахстанский борец нацелен выиграть Азиаду-2018". Sports.kz (in Russian). 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2023-01-03.
  4. ^ a b "ВОЛЬНАЯ БОРЬБА - ОЛЕГ БОЛТИН. ЖИЗНЬ И ТРЕНИРОВКИ В ЯПОНИИ" (in Russian). Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  5. ^ a b c NJPW. "Yuji Nagata Introduces Oleg Boltin in Ryogoku! | NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING". NJPW. Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  6. ^ "Олег Болтин стал чемпионом Казахстана по вольной борьбе". www.inform.kz (in Russian). 2020-11-23. Archived from the original on 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  7. ^ "Олег Болтин завоевал "золото" Чемпионата Азии по вольной борьбе". olympic.kz (in Russian). 2021-04-18. Archived from the original on 2021-05-05. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  8. ^ "2021 Asian Wrestling Championships Results" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 April 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Олег Болтин уступил в поединке за "бронзу" на ЧМ по видам борьбы". olympic.kz (in Russian). 2021-10-04. Archived from the original on 2021-10-15. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  10. ^ "Freestyle - Seniors - 125 kg" (PDF). Oslo: United World Wrestling. 2021. p. 78. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Казахстанский борец Олег Болтин завершил карьеру по вольной борьбе". Prosports.kz (in Russian). Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  12. ^ "NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17". VSplanet (in Russian). 2023-01-04. Retrieved 2023-01-04.
  13. ^ Radican, Sean (January 4, 2023). "1/4 NJPW WRESTLE KINGDOM 17 REPORT: Radican's results and analysis of entire card including Ospreay vs. Omega, White vs. Okada". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
  14. ^ Tessier, Colin (April 2, 2023). "NJPW Road To Sakura Genesis Night Two Results (4/2): KOPW Provisional Title Bout Headlines". Fightful. Archived from the original on April 2, 2023. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  15. ^ "NJPW Road To Sakura Genesis Night Two Results (4/2): Shingo Takagi And More". Yahoo. April 2, 2023. Archived from the original on April 3, 2023. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  16. ^ Fritts, Chick (May 28, 2023). "NJPW Best of the Super Juniors finals live results: Master Wato vs. Titan". Wrestling Observer.