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Nikolay Valuev boxer

Nikolay Valuev image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 7′ 0″/213cm
Reach 85″/216cm
Debut 1993-10-15
Born 1973-08-21
Nationality Russia
Residence Saint Petersburg, Russia
bouts
53
won
50
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
53
won
50
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 7′ 0″/213cm
Reach 85″/216cm
Debut 1993-10-15
Born 1973-08-21
Nationality Russia
Residence Saint Petersburg, Russia

Valuev was born on 21 August 1973, in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). He is of ethnic Russian descent, but he also had a Tatar grandfather. Although his own parents are short—both 1.67 m (5.5 ft) tall—his Tatar great-grandfather has been described as "of mountainous proportions" and "a warrior giant of Russian folklore." His own size and appearance are due to gigantism complicated by acromegaly. Valuev has three children, daughter Irina, son Grisha (Grigoriy), and third child, son Sergei (born 30 July 2012). In his professional boxing career he was defeated only twice, by Ruslan Chagaev and David Haye.Valuev is a Russian Orthodox Christian. During his youth he played water polo and basketball.

Valuev was born on 21 August 1973, in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). He is of ethnic Russian descent, but he also had a Tatar grandfather. Although his own parents are short—both 1.67 m (5.5 ft) tall—his Tatar great-grandfather has been described as "of mountainous proportions" and "a warrior giant of Russian folklore." His own size and appearance are due to gigantism complicated by acromegaly. Valuev has three children, daughter Irina, son Grisha (Grigoriy), and third child, son Sergei (born 30 July 2012). In his professional boxing career he was defeated only twice, by Ruslan Chagaev and David Haye.Valuev is a Russian Orthodox Christian. During his youth he played water polo and basketball.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 7, 2009 David Haye WWWWWW Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg (Nürnberg) LOSS
Majority decision
Dec. 20, 2008 Evander Holyfield LWWWWL Hallenstadion, Zurich WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 30, 2008 John Ruiz WLLWW Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 2008 Siarhei Liakhovich WWWWWL Nuernberg Arena, Nuremberg (Nürnberg) WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 2007 Jean Francois Bergeron WWWWWW EWE-Arena, Oldenburg NABA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 14, 2007 Ruslan Chagaev WWWWWW Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 20, 2007 Jameel McCline WWWWWW St. Jakob Halle, Basel WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 7, 2006 Monte Barrett WWLWWL Allstate Arena, Rosemont WIN
Technical knockout
June 3, 2006 Owen Beck WWWLLW Tui Arena, Hannover WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 2005 John Ruiz WLWWW Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 1, 2005 Larry Donald WLWWWD EWE-Arena, Oldenburg WIN
Majority decision
May 14, 2005 Clifford Etienne WDWWWL Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 2005 Attila Levin WWWWWL Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 20, 2004 Gerald Nobles WWWWWW BigBox, Kempten WIN
DQ
Oct. 9, 2004 Paolo Vidoz WWWWWW Messehalle, Erfurt vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 2004 Richard Bango WWWWWW Brandenburg Halle, Frankfurt interim World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 2004 Marcelo Fabian Dominguez LWWWWW Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 28, 2004 Dicky Ryan WLLWWW Mehrzweckhalle, Dresden WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 2003 Otis Tisdale WLLLLL Stadthalle, Zwickau WIN
KO
Aug. 16, 2003 Bob Mirovic WWWLWW Nuerburgring, Nuerburg WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 2003 Vitali Shkraba WWLWLW Belarusian State Circus, Minsk WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 2003 Pedro Daniel Franco LWLWLL Yubileiny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg PABA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 10, 2002 Kostyantyn Pryziuk WWLDLL Giant Hall, Casino Conti, Saint Petersburg Russia Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
July 21, 2002 Taras Bidenko WWW Seoul PABA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 2002 Yaroslav Zavorotnyi WW Sport Palace “Druzhba”, Donetsk WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 28, 2001 Toakipa Tasefa WWWWWW Yubileiny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg WIN
Unanimous decision
June 30, 2001 George Linberger WWDLLW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 2001 Vitali Shkraba WWLWW CSKA, Moscow WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 2000 Tone Fiso WWLLWL Yubileiny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg interim PABA Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 2000 Yuri Yelistratov WLWWLL Yubileiny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg WIN
Unanimous decision
March 10, 2000 Yuri Nikolaev LLWWL Novosibirsk WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1999 Alexey Varakin WWLWWD Circus, Saint Petersburg Russia Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 25, 1999 James McQueen Prague Russia Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 7, 1999 Andreas Sidon W Prague Russia Heavyweight


NC
Feb. 13, 1999 John Tupou WWWWWL Ariake Colosseum WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1999 Alexey Osokin WWWDWW Giant Hall, Casino Conti, Saint Petersburg vacant Russia Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1998 Evgeny Odolsky Tundra Bar, Saint Petersburg vacant Russia Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 9, 1998 James Gaines LLWWLW Circus, Moscow WIN
Unanimous decision
March 14, 1998 Jim Huffman LWLLLL Olimpiyskiy, Moscow WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1997 Sinclair Babb WLWL Stockland Stadium, Townsville WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1997 Alarim Uysal WWWL Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1997 Kevin Rosier LWLWWW Circus, Moscow WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1997 August Tanuvasa LLWWWL Bankstown RSL Club, Sydney WIN
Technical knockout
July 26, 1997 Rodney Harris L Arena, Yokohama WIN
Points
May 31, 1997 Terrell Nelson WLLLWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1997 Manao Navuilawa WLLWL Bankstown Sports Club, Sydney WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1997 Patrick Slade WLL Parramatta RSL Club, Sydney WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1996 Darren Fearn WWLLLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 8, 1996 Neil Kirkwood WWWWL Town Hall, Battersea WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1995 Sergey Anikeev Circus, Saint Petersburg WIN
KO
April 15, 1994 Alexey Tsygankov Circus, Saint Petersburg WIN
KO
Feb. 22, 1994 Alexander Vasiliev Circus, Saint Petersburg WIN
Points
Oct. 15, 1993 John Morton LLLLLL Sporthalle, Schoeneberg WIN
Technical knockout