Famous Russian Boxers

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Sergey Kovalev
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Birthdate: April 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kopeysk, Russia

Sergey Kovalev is a Russian boxer who has held several world championships in the light heavyweight category. From 2014 to 2016, he held the IBF and WBA (Undisputed) titles. Between 2013 and 2019, he held the WBO title three times. Kovalev is renowned for his extraordinary punching power. In 2019, The Ring magazine named him the world's second-best light heavyweight.

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Kostya Tszyu
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Birthdate: September 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Serov, Russia

Kostya Tszyu is a former boxer who held multiple light-welterweight championships. Renowned for his punching power, Tszyu is considered one of the hardest-punching boxers in the history of light-welterweight boxing. He represented the Soviet Union at the 1991 World Championships, where he won a gold medal. In 2010, Tszyu was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Nikolai Valuev
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Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Russian Giant Nikolai Valuev has been the WBA heavyweight champion twice, and at 149 kg and 7 ft., is the heaviest and tallest champion ever. Severe health issues caused him to retire from boxing, following which he appeared in films such as Stonehead and became a State Duma member.
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 4 
Alexander Povetkin
(Professional Boxer)

Alexander Povetkin
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Birthdate: September 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kursk, Russia

Alexander Povetkin is a Russian professional boxer who won an Olympic gold medal for his country in 2004. The current WBC interim heavyweight champion, Povetkin was ranked the fourth-best active heavyweight in the world by The Ring magazine in 2020. Alexander Povetkin is also regarded as one of the best active boxers, pound for pound.

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Dmitry Bivol
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Birthdate: December 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan

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Sergei Kharitonov
(Professional heavyweight mixed martial artist and former kickboxer)

Sergei Kharitonov
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Birthdate: August 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plesetsk, Russia

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Murat Gassiev
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Birthdate: October 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz, Russia
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Maxim Dadashev
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Birthdate: September 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 23, 2019

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Ruslan Provodnikov
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Birthdate: January 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berezovo, Russia

 10 
Artur Beterbiyev
(Light-heavyweight boxer)

Artur Beterbiyev
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Birthdate: January 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Khasavyurt, Russia

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Dmitry Pirog
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Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Temryuk, Russia

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Albert Tumenov
(Mixed martial artist, Boxer)

Albert Tumenov
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Birthdate: December 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chereksky District, Russia

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev
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Birthdate: October 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elista, Russia
Died: April 19, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a Soviet-born terrorist best remembered for planting two homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people. Many people were injured and 17 of those lost limbs. He planted the bombs with his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the two killed a policeman after the FBI declared them suspects. Tsarnaev was killed in the ensuing shootout.

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Denis Lebedev
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Birthdate: August 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stary Oskol, Russia

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David Avanesyan
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Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyatigorsk, Russia

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Arslanbek Makhmudov
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Birthdate: June 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mozdok, Russia

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Alexander Ustinov
(Former heavyweight kickboxer and mixed martial artist)

Alexander Ustinov
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Birthdate: December 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russia

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Sultan Ibragimov
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Birthdate: March 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tlyarata, Russia

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Ivan Baranchyk
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Birthdate: January 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amursk, Russia

Khabib Allakhverdiev
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Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kurush, Russia

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Sergey Lipinets
(Boxer, Kickboxer)

Sergey Lipinets
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Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Martuk, Martuk, Kazakhstan

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Fedor Chudinov
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Birthdate: September 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bratsk, Russia

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Matt Korobov
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Birthdate: January 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orotukan, Russia

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Magomed Abdusalamov
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Birthdate: March 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia

Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov
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Birthdate: October 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaspiysk, Russia

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Albert Selimov
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Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

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Evgenyi Romanov
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Birthdate: July 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

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Zaur Abdullaev
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Birthdate: March 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dydymkin, Stavropol Krai, Russia

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Ruslan Karaev
(Heavyweight kickboxer)

Ruslan Karaev
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Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz, Russia

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Evgeny Tishchenko
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Birthdate: July 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kanevskaya, Russia

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Batyr Akhmedov
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Birthdate: December 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oktyabr, Uzbekistan

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Artur Akavov
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Birthdate: December 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

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Robert Stieglitz
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Birthdate: June 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yeysk, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Muslim Gadzhimagomedov
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Birthdate: January 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nitilsukh, Russia

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Natascha Ragosina
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Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Abay, Kazakhstan

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Rakhim Chakhkiev
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Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tobolsk, Russia

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Julia Berezikova
(Mixed martial artist)

Julia Berezikova
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Birthdate: November 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Krasnokamensk, Chita Oblast, Russia

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Oleg Maskayev
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Birthdate: March 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic

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Magomed Kurbanov
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Birthdate: August 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pervomayskoye, Russia

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Gleb Bakshi
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Birthdate: November 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Republic of Crimea, Russia

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Andrey Zamkovoy
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Birthdate: July 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amur Oblast, Russia

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Sergey Kuzmin
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Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolchugino, Russia

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Khetag Pliev
(Wrestler)

Khetag Pliev
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Birthdate: February 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alagir, Russia

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Boris Lagutin
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Birthdate: June 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Harry Stein
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Birthdate: January 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bytom, Poland
Died: 1945 AD