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Vassiliy Jirov Record

Total Fights42
Title Wins1
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs5
KO Wins32
KO Losses1
Vassiliy Jirov Record & Stats
Vassiliy Jirov's Record
Vassiliy Jirov's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Vassiliy Jirov's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and eight months, Vassiliy Jirov fought 42 times with 38 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.

      Jirov retired from professional boxing with a record of 38-3-1, which included one cruiserweight world-title win and five successful title defense fights. He had a 76.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 32 of his total 42 fights being knockout wins, five of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Jirov's career was a 9th round TKO loss to Michael Moorer, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO victory over Jonathan Williams on October 17, 2009.

      Some of Jirov's best fights and notable victories include wins over Terry McGroom, Alex Gonzales, Julian Letterlough, Jorge Castro, Saúl Montana, Dale Brown, and Don Normand.

      42Oct 17, 200935Jonathan WilliamsWinTKO2
      41Jul 14, 200733Kenny CravenWinTKO2
      40Apr 20, 200632Luke MunsenWinUD
      39Jul 21, 200531Orlin NorrisDrawMD
      38May 14, 200531Troy BeetsWinUD
      37Apr 7, 200531Forrest NealWinTKO3
      36Dec 9, 200430Michael MoorerLossTKO9
      35Mar 13, 200429Joe MesiLossUD
      34Nov 6, 200329Joseph KiwanukaWinRTD6
      33Aug 7, 200329Ernest MateenWinTKO7
      32Apr 26, 200329James ToneyLoss *UD
      31Feb 1, 200227Jorge CastroWin *UD
      30Sep 8, 200127Julian LetterloughWin *TKO8
      29Jul 20, 200127Adolpho WashingtonWinUD
      28Mar 24, 200126Terry McGroomWin *KO1
      27Feb 6, 200126Alex GonzalesWin *KO1
      26Jul 29, 200026Earl ButlerWinTKO2
      25May 19, 200026Esteban PizzarroWinKO2
      24Mar 25, 200025Don NormandWinTKO1
      23Feb 12, 200025Saúl MontanaWin *TKO9
      22Sep 18, 199925Dale BrownWinKO10
      21Jun 5, 199925Arthur WilliamsWin *TKO7
      20Apr 22, 199925Onebo MaximeWinKO5
      19Mar 6, 199924Cesar RendonWinKO1
      18Dec 5, 199824Alexander VasilievWinUD
      17Oct 3, 199824John KiserWinTKO8
      16Aug 6, 199824Cliff NellonWinTKO3
      15May 5, 199824Rich LaMontagneWinUD
      14Mar 14, 199823Jason WallerWinTKO1
      13Feb 10, 199823Trent SurrattWinTKO2
      12Jan 23, 199823Jason NicholsonWinTKO2
      11Dec 6, 199723Art JimmersonWinTKO2
      10Oct 18, 199723Quinton OsgoodWinTKO1
      9Sep 12, 199723Calvin CombsWinTKO2
      8Jul 5, 199723Dennis MatthewsWinTKO4
      7May 31, 199824Gesses MesganaWinTKO2
      6Apr 12, 199723Tyrone ArmsteadWinRTD4
      5Mar 30, 199722Calvin SmithWinTKO1
      4Mar 8, 199722Aljenon DeBoseWinTKO3
      3Feb 12, 199722Chuck MillerWinTKO4
      2Jan 28, 199722Exum SpeightWinTKO3
      1Jan 18, 199722Vincent BrownWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Vassiliy Jirov (The Tiger) is a 50-year old retired Kazakhstani professional boxer. He was born in Balkhash, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union on April 4, 1974. He is a former cruiserweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1997 to 2009.

      Jirov made his professional boxing debut against Vincent Brown at the age of 22 on January 18, 1997, defeating Brown via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 30 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 26 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on June 5, 1999 after 20 professional fights, against Arthur Williams for the cruiserweight IBF title. He defeated Williams via 7th round TKO to become the cruiserweight champion of the world.

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

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

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Jonathan Williams on October 17, 2009. Jirov won the fight via 2nd round TKO. It's been 14 years, 8 months, and 26 days since this fight.


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

      Title Wins

      Vassiliy Jirov fought for a cruiserweight world title once, which he won via TKO. He won one cruiserweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 5, 1999Arthur WilliamsCruiserweightIBFTKO

      Title Defenses

      Vassiliy Jirov had six cruiserweight world-title defense fights. He won five of them and lost only once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Feb 1, 2002Jorge CastroCruiserweightIBFUD
      Sep 8, 2001Julian LetterloughCruiserweightIBFTKO
      Mar 24, 2001Terry McGroomCruiserweightIBFKO
      Feb 6, 2001Alex GonzalesCruiserweightIBFKO
      Feb 12, 2000Saúl MontanaCruiserweightIBFTKO

      Title Losses

      Vassiliy Jirov lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 26, 2003James ToneyCruiserweightIBFUD


      Jirov fought a total of 42 times during his professional career, which includes 7 world-title fights at the cruiserweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 5, 1999: Jirov wins his first world title by defeating Arthur Williams via 7th round TKO. He is now the IBF cruiserweight world champion.

      • February 6, 2001: Jirov successfully defends the IBF cruiserweight title against Alex Gonzales, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • March 24, 2001: Jirov successfully defends the IBF cruiserweight title against Terry McGroom, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • February 1, 2002: Jirov successfully defends the IBF cruiserweight title against Jorge Castro, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


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