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Famous Boxers from Russia

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List of famous boxers from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. Russia has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best Russian boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of Russia and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from Russia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Denis Inkin and Oleg Malyshkin are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Russian boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Russia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Russia in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Russian boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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Levan Kirakosyan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 46

Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia

Nationality: Russia, Armenia

Levan Kirakosyan (born 1973, in Gyumri, Armenian SSR) is an Armenian boxer. In 2005, Levan Kirakosyan was the World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) World Champion. On 3 March 2007, became European ...more
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Alexander Povetkin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 40

Birthplace: Kursk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Alexander Vladimirovich "Sasha" Povetkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Пове́ткин; born 2 September 1979) is a Russian professional boxer who held the WBA (Regular) heavyweight ...more

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Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Kostya Tszyu Age: 50

Birthplace: Serov, Russia

Nationality: Russia, Australia

Weight Division: Light middleweight, Light welterweight

Konstantin Borisovich "Kostya" Tszyu (; Russian: Константин Борисович "Костя" Цзю; born 19 September 1969) is a Soviet-born Australian former professional boxer who competed ...more

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Nikolai Valuev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 46

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev (vah-LOO-yev, Russian: Никола́й Серге́евич Валу́ев, IPA: [vɐˈlujɪf]; born 21 August 1973) is a Russian politician and former professional boxer. He competed in boxing ...more
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Yuri Arbachakov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Yuri Arbachakov Age: 53

Birthplace: Kemerovo Oblast, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Flyweight

Yuri Arbachakov (born October 22, 1966 in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia) was a boxing champion in the flyweight division. He was the first Russian professional boxing champion.
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Egor Mekhontsev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Egor Mekhontsev Age: 35

Birthplace: Asbest, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Egor Leonidovich Mekhontsev (Егор Леонидович Мехонцев, transliteration Egor Leonidovich Mechoncev; born on 14 November 1984 in Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR) is a Russian ...more
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Artur Beterbiyev is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 34

Birthplace: Khasavyurt, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Artur Asilbekovich Beterbiev (Russian: Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев; born 21 January 1985) is a Russian professional boxer who has held the IBF light-heavyweight title since 2017. As of August ...more
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Stanislav Stepashkin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 79

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Stanislav Ivanovich Stepashkin (Russian: Станислав Иванович Степашкин; September 1, 1940 – September 4, 2013) was an amateur boxer from the Soviet Union.Born in Moscow, Stepashkin trained at ...more
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Boris Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)

Birthplace: Astrakhan, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Boris Georgievich Kuznetsov (Russian: Борис Георгиевич Кузнецов), 23 February 1947 – 3 May 2006) was a Russian featherweight boxer. He won a gold medal at the 1972 Olympics and a silver medal at ...more
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Georgy Balakshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Lightweight

Georgy Ruslanovich Balakshin (Russian: Георгий Русланович Балакшин; born March 6, 1980 in Antonovka, near Nyurba, Sakha Republic) is an amateur boxer from Russia best known for winning the ...more
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Albert Selimov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 33

Birthplace: Kaspiysk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Albert Shevketovich Selimov (Russian: Альберт Шевкетович Селимов; born 5 April 1986) is an Olympic lightweight boxer of Lezgin descent. Competing for Russia he won the 2007 world title, the 2008 ...more
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Viktor Rybakov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 63

Birthplace: Magadan, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Featherweight, Bantamweight

Viktor Grigorievich Rybakov (Russian: Виктор Григорьевич Рыбаков) (born May 28, 1956 in Magadan) is a retired boxer, who represented the USSR twice at the Summer Olympics during his career as an ...more
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Alexander Alexeev is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 38

Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Nationality: Russia

Aleksandr Alekseyev (Алексеев, Александр) or Alexander Alexeev may refer to: Aleksandr Alekseyev (boxer) (born 1981), Russian cruiserweight boxer Aleksandr Alekseyev (footballer, born 1989), ...more
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Sergey Vodopyanov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Sergey Vodopyanov Age: 32

Birthplace: Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Kazakhstan, Russia

Sergey Vodopyanov (Russian: Серге́й Водопьянов) (born September 20, 1987 in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan) is a Russian amateur boxer best known for winning gold in the bantamweight class at the 2007 ...more
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David Ayrapetyan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
David Ayrapetyan Age: 36

Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Nationality: Azerbaijan, Russia

David Valeryevich Ayrapetyan (Russian: Давид Валерьевич Айрапетян, born 26 September 1983) is an Armenian-Russian amateur boxer. He is a six-time Champion of Russia, European Champion, World and ...more
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Matvey Korobov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Matvey Korobov Age: 36

Birthplace: Russia

Nationality: Russia

Matvey Georgiyevich "Matt" Korobov (Russian: Матвей Георгиевич "Мэтт" Коробов; born 7 January 1983) is a Russian professional boxer who has challenged once for the WBO ...more
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Alexander Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Alexander Ustinov Age: 43

Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Alexander "Sasha" Ustinov (Russian: Александр Устинов; born 7 December 1976) is a Russian professional boxer, former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. In boxing, he has challenged ...more
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Gennady Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Age: 36

Birthplace: Kropotkin, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Gennady Gennadiyevich Kovalev (Russian: Геннадий Геннадиевич Ковалёв; born 17 May 1983 in Kropotkin, Krasnodar Krai) is a boxer from Russia.
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Roman Karmazin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Roman Karmazin Age: 46

Birthplace: Kuznetsk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Light middleweight

Roman Alexandrovich Karmazin (born January 2, 1973 in Kuznetsk) is the former IBF Light Middleweight champion of the world. He is a Russian boxer who has defeated Keith Holmes and Kassim Ouma. ...more
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Valery Brudov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Valery Brudov Age: 43

Birthplace: Novosokolniki, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Cruiserweight

Valery Brudov (Russian: Валерий Александрович Брудов; born November 27, 1976) in Pskov, Russia is a professional boxer. He held the WBA interim world cruiserweight title from 2006 until 2007, ...more
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Zaurbek Baysangurov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Zaurbek Baysangurov Age: 34

Birthplace: Achkhoy-Martan, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Light middleweight

Zaurbek Musaevich Baysangurov (born 2 March 1985) is a Russian-Chechen professional boxer. He is a former WBO and IBO light middleweight champion, having held the IBO title twice between ...more
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Dimitri Kirilov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Dimitri Kirilov Age: 41

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Super flyweight

Dimitri Kirilov (Russian: Дмитрий Дмитриевич Кириллов) (born November 24, 1978 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Baby", he was former IBF ...more
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Ivan Kirpa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Ivan Kirpa Age: 41

Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Ivan Kirpa (born March 6, 1978 in Roslavl, Russia) is a Russian welterweight boxer from Saint Petersburg, Russia. He won his first 19 fights, before losing to Bradley Pryce on points on May 8, ...more
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Oleg Malyshkin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Oleg Malyshkin Age: 68

Nationality: Russia

Oleg Alexandrovich Malyshkin (Russian: Оле́г Алекса́ндрович Малышкин) is a Russian politician and member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. He was a member of the State Duma of Russia ...more
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Denis Boytsov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Russia
Denis Boytsov Age: 33

Birthplace: Oryol, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Denis Nikolayevich Boytsov (Russian: Денис Николаевич Бойцов; born 14 February 1986) is a Russian former professional boxer who competed from 2004 to 2015.