Ruslan Chagaev Record & Stats

Ruslan Chagaev Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 18 years and 6 months, Ruslan Chagaev fought 38 times with 34 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on March 5, 2016, Chagaev's boxing record stood at 34-3-1 (21 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

Uzbekistani nationality
Andijan, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
“White Tyson”
Oct 19, 1978
Aug 21, 1997
21 (55.3%)
185 cm
188 cm
Ape Index
3 cm
Last Fight
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Ruslan Chagaev's Record

      Ruslan Chagaev (White Tyson) is a retired Uzbekistani professional boxer. He was born in Andijan, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union on October 19, 1978. Chagaev made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 on August 21, 1997. He is a former heavyweight world champion. He is 44 years old, and will be turning 45 in 8 months and 18 days.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights38
      KO Wins21
      Total Title Wins3
      Title Defenses3
      Title-Fight KO Wins1
      Losses via KO2
      38Mar 5, 201637 Lucas Browne LossTKO10
      37Jul 11, 201536Francesco Pianeta WinTKO1
      36Jul 6, 201435Fres Oquendo WinMD
      35Oct 5, 201334Jovo PudarWinUD
      34Mar 22, 201334Mike SheppardWinKO1
      33Sep 1, 201233Werner KreiskottWinTKO7
      32Apr 21, 201233Billy ZumbrunWinTKO3
      31Jan 28, 201233Kertson ManswellWinUD
      30Aug 27, 201132 Alexander Povetkin LossUD
      29Nov 19, 201032Travis WalkerWinUD
      28May 22, 201031Kali MeehanWinUD
      27Jun 20, 200930 Wladimir Klitschko LossRTD9
      26Feb 7, 200930Carl Davis Drumond WinTD
      25Jan 19, 200829Matt Skelton WinUD
      24Apr 14, 200728 Nikolai Valuev WinMD
      23Nov 18, 200628 John RuizWinSD
      22Jul 15, 200627Michael SprottWinTKO8
      21Mar 11, 200627Volodymyr Virchis WinMD
      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

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      Ruslan Chagaev is 185 cm tall (6' 0.83") with a reach of 188 cm (6' 2.02"). He fights out of the southpaw stance and presents an ape-index of 3 cm (1.18"). Chagaev has a 55.3% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Ruslan Chagaev's professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1997 to 2016.

      Chagaev made his 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.

      Chagaev 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 "Ruslan Chagaev World Titles".

      Some of Chagaev's best fights and notable victories include wins over Francesco Pianeta, Nikolai Valuev, Mike Sheppard, Billy Zumbrun, Werner Kreiskott, Carl Davis Drumond, and John Ruiz.

      Ruslan Chagaev had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career — all of them in title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Wladimir Klitschko via 9th round RTD on June 20, 2009, which ended his 25-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost once via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Ruslan Chagaev's losses".

      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 6 years, 10 months, and 27 days since this fight.

      Chagaev retired from professional boxing with a record of 34-3-1, which included 21 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 3 title wins.

      Career Highlights

      Ruslan Chagaev fought a total of 38 times during his professional career. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Ruslan Chagaev vs. Volodymyr Virchis

        A 27-year old Ruslan Chagaev (19-0-1, 16 KO) had his first world title fight against Volodymyr Virchis for Virchis' WBA heavyweight belt.

        Chagaev defeated Virchis via 12th round majority decision to win the WBA heavyweight title.

      • Ruslan Chagaev vs. John Ruiz

        A 28-year old Ruslan Chagaev (21-0-1, 17 KO) faced John Ruiz, who was 34 years old with a record of 41-6-1. Ruiz was on a one-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage over Chagaev.

        Chagaev defeated Ruiz via 12 round split-decision.

      • Ruslan Chagaev vs. Nikolai Valuev

        A 28-year old Ruslan Chagaev (22-0-1, 17 KO) faced an undefeated Nikolai Valuev, who was 33 years old with a record of 46-0. Valuev was on a 46-fight win streak with 34 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 28 cms and also had a 28 cm reach advantage over Chagaev.

        Chagaev defeated Valuev via 12 round majority decision to win the WBA heavyweight title. He handed Valuev the first loss of his career, and put an end to Valuev's 46-fight win streak.

      • Ruslan Chagaev vs. Francesco Pianeta

        A 36-year old Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KO) faced Francesco Pianeta in a heavyweight title defense fight.

        Chagaev defeated Pianeta via 1st round TKO to retain the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title.


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