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Vassiliy Jirov boxer

Vassiliy Jirov image
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1997-01-18
Born 1974-04-04
Nationality Kazakhstan
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
bouts
42
won
38
lost
3
draw
1
bouts
42
won
38
lost
3
draw
1
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1997-01-18
Born 1974-04-04
Nationality Kazakhstan
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Jirov made his debut as a professional on 18 January 1997, with a two-round knockout of Vince Brown in Las Vegas. He won eleven fights that first year, all by knockout, including wins over Exum Speight and Art Jimmerson. In 1998, he won eight fights, six before the final bell. On 5 May he won the WBC's regional cruiserweight title with a 12-round decision over Rich La Montaigne, who became the first boxer to last the full distance against Jirov. On 5 December he once again fought in Ukrainian territory. In his first fight as a professional in Ukraine, he beat Alex Vassilev in Kiev by decision in eight.In 1999, Jirov was given his first world title try: In front of an HBO Boxing audience, he beat IBF world Cruiserweight champion Arthur Williams by a knockout in seven rounds at Biloxi, Mississippi, to become that organization's world cruiserweight champion.

Jirov made his debut as a professional on 18 January 1997, with a two-round knockout of Vince Brown in Las Vegas. He won eleven fights that first year, all by knockout, including wins over Exum Speight and Art Jimmerson. In 1998, he won eight fights, six before the final bell. On 5 May he won the WBC's regional cruiserweight title with a 12-round decision over Rich La Montaigne, who became the first boxer to last the full distance against Jirov. On 5 December he once again fought in Ukrainian territory. In his first fight as a professional in Ukraine, he beat Alex Vassilev in Kiev by decision in eight.In 1999, Jirov was given his first world title try: In front of an HBO Boxing audience, he beat IBF world Cruiserweight champion Arthur Williams by a knockout in seven rounds at Biloxi, Mississippi, to become that organization's world cruiserweight champion.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 17, 2009 Jonathan Williams WLWWL Celebrity Theater, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
July 14, 2007 Kenny Craven WLWLLW 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 2006 Luke Munsen WLLWLW Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley WIN
Unanimous decision
July 21, 2005 Orlin Norris WWWWWL Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore DRAW
Majority decision
May 14, 2005 Troy Beets WWWWLW Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder WIN
Unanimous decision
April 7, 2005 Forrest Neal WLWLWL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 2004 Michael Moorer WLWWWL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula vacant NABA Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 13, 2004 Joe Mesi WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 6, 2003 Joseph Kiwanuka LLWLWL Celebrity Theater, Phoenix vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Cruiserweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 7, 2003 Ernest Mateen LWDWWL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
Technical knockout
April 26, 2003 James Toney WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 1, 2002 Jorge Castro WLWWWW Celebrity Theater, Phoenix International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 8, 2001 Julian Letterlough WDWLWW Lawlor Events Center, Reno International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 2001 Adolpho Washington LLWWW Canton Memorial Civic Center, Canton WIN
Unanimous decision
March 24, 2001 Terry McGroom WWWWLW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 6, 2001 Alex Gonzales WWWWWW Sports Palace, Almaty International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
July 29, 2000 Earl Butler LWWWLL Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 2000 Esteban Pizzarro WWWWWL Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills WIN
KO
March 25, 2000 Don Normand WWLWLL Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort, Canyonville WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 12, 2000 Saul Montana WWWWWW Bank of America Center, Boise WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1999 Dale Brown WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
June 5, 1999 Arthur Williams WWWWWW Grand Casino, Biloxi International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1999 Onebo Maxime LWWWLL Anatole Hotel, Dallas vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
March 6, 1999 Cesar Rendon WLLLLL Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1998 Alexander Vasiliev WLWLWW Sport Palace, Kiev WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1998 John Kiser LDDWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 6, 1998 Cliff Nellon LWLLLW Grand Casino Avoyelles, Marksville WIN
Technical knockout
May 5, 1998 Rich LaMontagne WWWWWL Grand Casino, Biloxi vacant World Boxing Council International Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 14, 1998 Jason Waller LLLWLD Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1998 Trent Surratt LLLWWL Midnight Rodeo, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 23, 1998 Jason Nicholson WLLLWW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1997 Art Jimmerson LWLLWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1997 Quinton Osgood WWLLWL Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1997 Calvin Combs LLLWLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 5, 1997 Dennis Matthews LWLLLL Isle of Capri Casino, Lake Charles WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1997 Gesses Mesgana WLLLWL Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1997 Tyrone Armstead LWWWWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
March 30, 1997 Calvin Smith LLW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1997 Aljenon DeBose LDWLWL Convention Center, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 12, 1997 Chuck Miller WLLWDL Madison Square Garden Theater, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1997 Exum Speight LLDLLW Club Rio, Tempe WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1997 Vincent Brown WWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout