Famous Russian Boxers

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 1 
Roy Jones Jr.
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Roy Jones Jr.
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Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Former American boxer Roy Jones Jr. was born to a boxer father. Despite his defeat in the gold medal match at the 1988 Seoul Olympics due to a faulty decision by the judges, he won the Val Barker Award. He was the second light heavyweight champion to earn a heavyweight title.

 2 
Kostya Tszyu
(Russian-Australian Former Professional Boxer Who Holds Multiple World Light-Welterweight Titles)
Kostya Tszyu
6
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.

 3 
Sergey Kovalev
5
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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 4 
Nikolai Valuev
(Russian Politician and Former Boxer Best Known for Being the Tallest and Heaviest World Champion in Boxing History)
Nikolai Valuev
6
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.
 5 
Alexander Povetkin
(Former Russian Professional Boxer)
Alexander Povetkin
8
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.

 6 
Dmitry Bivol
5
Birthdate: December 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan
 7 
Sergei Kharitonov
(Professional heavyweight mixed martial artist and former kickboxer)
Sergei Kharitonov
4
Birthdate: August 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plesetsk, Russia
 8 
Artur Beterbiyev
(Light-heavyweight boxer)
Artur Beterbiyev
4
Birthdate: January 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Khasavyurt, Russia
 9 
Maxim Dadashev
4
Birthdate: September 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 23, 2019
 10 
Murat Gassiev
4
Birthdate: October 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz, Russia
 11 
Dmitry Pirog
3
Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Temryuk, Russia
 12 
Ruslan Provodnikov
4
Birthdate: January 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berezovo, Russia
 13 
David Avanesyan
3
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyatigorsk, Russia
 14 
Arslanbek Makhmudov
2
Birthdate: June 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mozdok, Russia
 15 
Tamerlan Tsarnaev
6
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.

 16 
Denis Lebedev
3
Birthdate: August 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stary Oskol, Russia
 17 
Sultan Ibragimov
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tlyarata, Russia
 18 
Ivan Baranchyk
(Belarusian Boxer & Former IBF Light-Welterweight Champion (2018 - 2019))
Ivan Baranchyk
2
Birthdate: January 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amursk, Russia

Ivan Baranchyk is a Belarusian boxer best known for his IBF light-welterweight title reign from 2018 to 2019. He won the vacant title by defeating Sweden's Anthony Yigit via corner retirement. Nicknamed The Beast, Ivan Baranchyk was ranked the fourth-best active light-welterweight in the world by BoxRec and The Ring in 2020.

 19 
Alexander Ustinov
(Former heavyweight kickboxer and mixed martial artist)
Alexander Ustinov
3
Birthdate: December 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russia
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Sergey Lipinets
(Russian Professional Boxer)
Sergey Lipinets
4
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Martuk, Martuk, Kazakhstan
Khabib Allakhverdiev
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kurush, Russia
 22 
Fedor Chudinov
3
Birthdate: September 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bratsk, Russia
 23 
Matt Korobov
2
Birthdate: January 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orotukan, Russia
 24 
Magomed Abdusalamov
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia
 25 
Zaur Abdullaev
2
Birthdate: March 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dydymkin, Stavropol Krai, Russia
Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov
2
Birthdate: October 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaspiysk, Russia
 27 
Albert Selimov
2
Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
 28 
Evgenyi Romanov
2
Birthdate: July 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
 29 
Ruslan Karaev
(Heavyweight kickboxer)
Ruslan Karaev
3
Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz, Russia
 30 
Evgeny Tishchenko
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kanevskaya, Russia
 31 
Batyr Akhmedov
1
Birthdate: December 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oktyabr, Uzbekistan
 32 
Robert Stieglitz
2
Birthdate: June 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yeysk, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
Muslim Gadzhimagomedov
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nitilsukh, Russia
 34 
Natascha Ragosina
2
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Abay, Kazakhstan
 35 
Artur Akavov
0
Birthdate: December 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
 36 
Rakhim Chakhkiev
2
Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tobolsk, Russia
 37 
Oleg Maskayev
1
Birthdate: March 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
 38 
Magomed Kurbanov
1
Birthdate: August 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pervomayskoye, Russia
 39 
Gleb Bakshi
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Republic of Crimea, Russia
 40 
Andrey Zamkovoy
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amur Oblast, Russia
 41 
Sergey Kuzmin
2
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolchugino, Russia
 42 
Boris Lagutin
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 43 
Harry Stein
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bytom, Poland
Died: 1945 AD