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Ruslan Chagaev Record

Total Fights38
Title Wins3
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins21
KO Losses2
Ruslan Chagaev Record & Stats
Ruslan Chagaev's Record
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      What is Ruslan Chagaev's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and six months, Ruslan Chagaev fought 38 times with 34 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.

      Chagaev retired from professional boxing with a record of 34-3-1, which included three heavyweight world-title wins and three successful title defense fights. He had a 55.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 21 of his total 38 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Chagaev lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 10th round TKO defeat to Lucas Browne on March 5, 2016. Chagaev lost the heavyweight WBA (Regular) title to Browne in this fight.

      Some of Chagaev's best fights and notable victories include wins over Francesco Pianeta, Nikolai Valuev, Michael Sprott, Volodymyr Virchis, Matt Skelton, Carl Davis Drumond, and John Ruiz.

      38Mar 5, 201637Lucas BrowneLoss *TKO10
      37Jul 11, 201536Francesco PianetaWin *TKO1
      36Jul 6, 201435Fres OquendoWin *MD
      35Oct 5, 201334Jovo PudarWinUD
      34Mar 22, 201334Mike SheppardWinKO1
      33Sep 1, 201233Werner KreiskottWinTKO7
      32Apr 21, 201233Billy ZumbrunWinTKO3
      31Jan 28, 201233Kertson ManswellWinUD
      30Aug 27, 201132Alexander PovetkinLoss *UD
      29Nov 19, 201032Travis WalkerWinUD
      28May 22, 201031Kali MeehanWinUD
      27Jun 20, 200930Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *RTD9
      26Feb 7, 200930Carl Davis DrumondWin *TD
      25Jan 19, 200829Matt SkeltonWin *UD
      24Apr 14, 200728Nikolai ValuevWin *MD
      23Nov 18, 200628John RuizWinSD
      22Jul 15, 200627Michael SprottWinTKO8
      21Mar 11, 200627Volodymyr VirchisWin *MD
      20Jan 7, 200627Rob CallowayWinKO2
      19Oct 22, 200527Mark KrenceWinKO5
      18Sep 28, 200526Jucimar Francisco HipolitoWinTKO1
      17Mar 26, 200526Sherman WilliamsWinUD
      16Dec 14, 200426Tommy ConnellyWinTKO2
      15Nov 16, 200426Asmir VojnovicWinTKO4
      14Oct 26, 200426Willie WilliamsWinKO3
      13Jul 31, 200425Garing LaneWinKO5
      12Jun 22, 200425Sedreck FieldsWinKO2
      11May 18, 200425Wade LewisWinTKO1
      10Mar 30, 200425Alexey VarakinWinKO2
      9Feb 17, 200425Sedreck FieldsWinUD
      8Nov 8, 200325Daniel FrankWinKO2
      7May 22, 200324Zakeem GrahamWinTKO3
      6Oct 5, 200223Rob CallowayDrawTD
      5May 11, 200223Chris IsaacWinUD
      4Jan 14, 200223Val SmithWinKO1
      3Sep 21, 200122Everett MartinWinTKO4
      2Sep 3, 199718Brian JonesWinKO2
      1Aug 21, 199718Donnie PeneltonWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Ruslan Chagaev (White Tyson) is a 45-year old retired Uzbekistani professional boxer. He was born in Andijan, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union on October 19, 1978. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1997 to 2016.

      Chagaev made his professional boxing debut against Donnie Penelton at the age of 18 on August 21, 1997, defeating Penelton via 1st round KO. He went on to win 4 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 3 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on March 11, 2006 after 20 professional fights, against Volodymyr Virchis for the heavyweight WBA title. He defeated Virchis via 12 round majority decision to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

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

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

      His last professional fight was a heavyweight title defense bout against Australian boxer Lucas Browne on March 5, 2016. Chagaev lost the fight via 10th round TKO — and lost his WBA (Regular) title. It's been 8 years, 1 month, and 18 days since this fight.


      Chagaev had a total of nine world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and three successful title defenses. He won six of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Ruslan Chagaev fought for heavyweight world titles in five fights and won three of these fights. In total, he won three heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 6, 2014Fres OquendoHeavyweightWBA (Regular)*MD
      Apr 14, 2007Nikolai ValuevHeavyweightWBAMD
      Mar 11, 2006Volodymyr VirchisHeavyweightWBAMD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Ruslan Chagaev had four heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won three of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jul 11, 2015Francesco PianetaHeavyweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Feb 7, 2009Carl Davis DrumondHeavyweightWBATD
      Jan 19, 2008Matt SkeltonHeavyweightWBAUD

      Title Losses

      Ruslan Chagaev lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 5, 2016Lucas BrowneHeavyweightWBA (Regular)TKO


      Chagaev fought a total of 38 times during his professional career, which includes 9 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 11, 2006: Chagaev wins his first world title by defeating Volodymyr Virchis via 12 round majority decision. He is now the WBA heavyweight world champion.

      • November 18, 2006: Ruslan Chagaev beats John Ruiz via 12th round split decision.

      • April 14, 2007: Chagaev wins the WBA heavyweight title from Nikolai Valuev, by beating Valuev via 12 round majority decision.

      • July 11, 2015: Chagaev successfully defends the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title against Francesco Pianeta, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.


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