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).
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.
|Total Title Wins||3|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||2|
|38||Mar 5, 2016||37||Lucas Browne||Loss||TKO10|
|37||Jul 11, 2015||36||Francesco Pianeta||Win||TKO1|
|36||Jul 6, 2014||35||Fres Oquendo||Win||MD|
|35||Oct 5, 2013||34||Jovo Pudar||Win||UD|
|34||Mar 22, 2013||34||Mike Sheppard||Win||KO1|
|33||Sep 1, 2012||33||Werner Kreiskott||Win||TKO7|
|32||Apr 21, 2012||33||Billy Zumbrun||Win||TKO3|
|31||Jan 28, 2012||33||Kertson Manswell||Win||UD|
|30||Aug 27, 2011||32||Alexander Povetkin||Loss||UD|
|29||Nov 19, 2010||32||Travis Walker||Win||UD|
|28||May 22, 2010||31||Kali Meehan||Win||UD|
|27||Jun 20, 2009||30||Wladimir Klitschko||Loss||RTD9|
|26||Feb 7, 2009||30||Carl Davis Drumond||Win||TD|
|25||Jan 19, 2008||29||Matt Skelton||Win||UD|
|24||Apr 14, 2007||28||Nikolai Valuev||Win||MD|
|23||Nov 18, 2006||28||John Ruiz||Win||SD|
|22||Jul 15, 2006||27||Michael Sprott||Win||TKO8|
|21||Mar 11, 2006||27||Volodymyr Virchis||Win||MD|
|20||Jan 7, 2006||27||Rob Calloway||Win||KO2|
|19||Oct 22, 2005||27||Mark Krence||Win||KO5|
|18||Sep 28, 2005||26||Jucimar Francisco Hipolito||Win||TKO1|
|17||Mar 26, 2005||26||Sherman Williams||Win||UD|
|16||Dec 14, 2004||26||Tommy Connelly||Win||TKO2|
|15||Nov 16, 2004||26||Asmir Vojnovic||Win||TKO4|
|14||Oct 26, 2004||26||Willie Williams||Win||KO3|
|13||Jul 31, 2004||25||Garing Lane||Win||KO5|
|12||Jun 22, 2004||25||Sedreck Fields||Win||KO2|
|11||May 18, 2004||25||Wade Lewis||Win||TKO1|
|10||Mar 30, 2004||25||Alexey Varakin||Win||KO2|
|9||Feb 17, 2004||25||Sedreck Fields||Win||UD|
|8||Nov 8, 2003||25||Daniel Frank||Win||KO2|
|7||May 22, 2003||24||Zakeem Graham||Win||TKO3|
|6||Oct 5, 2002||23||Rob Calloway||Draw||TD|
|5||May 11, 2002||23||Chris Isaac||Win||UD|
|4||Jan 14, 2002||23||Val Smith||Win||KO1|
|3||Sep 21, 2001||22||Everett Martin||Win||TKO4|
|2||Sep 3, 1997||18||Brian Jones||Win||KO2|
|1||Aug 21, 1997||18||Donnie Penelton||Win||KO1|
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".
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.
Ruslan Chagaev fought a total of 38 times during his professional career. These four fights are the highlight of his career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of Chagaev's best wins were against Francesco Pianeta, Nikolai Valuev, Mike Sheppard, Billy Zumbrun, Werner Kreiskott, Carl Davis Drumond, and John Ruiz.
Chagaev knocked out 21 of his 38 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 55.3%. Of his total 34 wins, 21 of them were via KO (61.8%).
Chagaev had 3 losses. Lucas Browne, Alexander Povetkin, and Wladimir Klitschko are the three boxers who have beaten Chagaev.