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Alexander Povetkin Record

Total Fights40
Title Wins1
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs3
KO Wins25
KO Losses2
Alexander Povetkin Record & Stats
Alexander Povetkin's Record
Alexander Povetkin's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Alexander Povetkin's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 15 years and nine months, Alexander Povetkin fought 40 times with 36 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.

      Povetkin retired from professional boxing with a record of 36-3-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win and four successful title defense fights. He had a 62.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 25 of his total 40 fights being knockout wins, three of which were in title fights. Povetkin suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 4th round TKO defeat to Dillian Whyte on March 27, 2021.

      Some of Povetkin's best fights and notable victories include wins over Marco Huck, Hasim Rahman, Dillian Whyte, Chris Byrd, Christian Hammer, Hughie Fury, and Johann Duhaupas.

      40Mar 27, 202141Dillian WhyteLossTKO4
      39Aug 22, 202040Dillian WhyteWinTKO5
      38Dec 7, 201940Michael HunterDrawSD
      37Aug 31, 201939Hughie FuryWinUD
      36Sep 22, 201839Anthony JoshuaLoss *TKO7
      35Mar 31, 201838David PriceWinKO5
      34Dec 15, 201738Christian HammerWinUD
      33Jul 1, 201737Andriy RudenkoWinUD
      32Dec 17, 201637Johann DuhaupasWinKO6
      31Nov 4, 201536Mariusz WachWinTKO12
      30May 22, 201535Mike PerezWinTKO1
      29Oct 24, 201435Carlos TakamWinKO10
      28May 30, 201434Manuel CharrWinKO7
      27Oct 5, 201334Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *UD
      26May 17, 201333Andrzej WawrzykWin *TKO3
      25Sep 29, 201233Hasim RahmanWin *TKO2
      24Feb 25, 201232Marco HuckWin *MD
      23Dec 3, 201132Cedric BoswellWin *KO8
      22Aug 27, 201131Ruslan ChagaevWin *UD
      21Dec 18, 201031Nicolai FirthaWinUD
      20Oct 16, 201031Teke OruhWinKO5
      19Mar 13, 201030Javier MoraWinTKO5
      18Dec 5, 200930Leo NolanWinKO3
      17Apr 4, 200929Jason EstradaWinUD
      16Jul 19, 200828Taurus SykesWinKO4
      15Jan 26, 200828Eddie ChambersWinUD
      14Oct 27, 200728Chris ByrdWinTKO11
      13Jun 30, 200727Larry DonaldWinUD
      12May 26, 200727Patrice L'HeureuxWinKO2
      11Mar 3, 200727David BosticeWinTKO2
      10Dec 10, 200627Imamu MayfieldWinTKO3
      9Sep 23, 200627Ed MahoneWinTKO5
      8Jun 3, 200626Livin CastilloWinTKO4
      7Apr 22, 200626Friday AhunanyaWinUD
      6Mar 4, 200626Richard BangoWinKO2
      5Dec 17, 200526Willie ChapmanWinTKO5
      4Nov 12, 200526Stephane TessierWinUD
      3Oct 1, 200526John CastleWinRTD1
      2Sep 3, 200526Cerrone FoxWinTKO4
      1Jun 11, 200525Muhammad Ali DurmazWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Alexander Povetkin (Sasha) is a 44-year old retired Russian professional boxer. He was born in Kursk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on September 2, 1979. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 2005 to 2021.

      Povetkin made his professional boxing debut against Muhammad Ali Durmaz at the age of 25 on June 11, 2005, defeating Durmaz via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 25 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 17 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 31 on August 27, 2011 after 21 professional fights, against Ruslan Chagaev for the heavyweight WBA (Regular) title. He defeated Chagaev via 12 round unanimous decision to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Povetkin has won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Povetkin's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Povetkin had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against British boxer Dillian Whyte on March 27, 2021. Povetkin lost the fight via 4th round TKO. It's been 3 years, 1 month, and 24 days since this fight.


      Povetkin had a total of seven world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Alexander Povetkin fought for a heavyweight world title in three fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 27, 2011Ruslan ChagaevHeavyweightWBA (Regular)UD

      Title Defenses

      Alexander Povetkin had four heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 17, 2013Andrzej WawrzykHeavyweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Sep 29, 2012Hasim RahmanHeavyweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Feb 25, 2012Marco HuckHeavyweightWBA (Regular)MD
      Dec 3, 2011Cedric BoswellHeavyweightWBA (Regular)KO


      Povetkin fought a total of 40 times during his professional career, which includes 7 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • October 27, 2007: Alexander Povetkin puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Chris Byrd via 11th round TKO.

      • August 27, 2011: Povetkin wins his first world title by defeating Ruslan Chagaev via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBA (Regular) heavyweight world champion.

      • February 25, 2012: Povetkin successfully defends the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title against Marco Huck, winning the fight via 12 round majority decision.

      • September 29, 2012: Povetkin successfully defends the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title against Hasim Rahman, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • May 30, 2014: Alexander Povetkin beats Manuel Charr via 7th round KO.

      • December 17, 2016: Alexander Povetkin beats Johann Duhaupas via 6th round KO.

      • December 15, 2017: Alexander Povetkin beats Christian Hammer via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • August 31, 2019: Alexander Povetkin beats Hughie Fury via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • August 22, 2020: Alexander Povetkin beats Dillian Whyte via 5th round TKO.


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