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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

    BirthplaceGyumri, Armenia

    NationalityRussia, Armenia

    Levan Kirakosyan (born 1973, in Gyumri, Armenian SSR) is an Armenian boxer. In 2005, Levan... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexander Povetkin

    BirthplaceKursk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Alexander Vladimirovich "Sasha" Povetkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Пове́ткин; born 2... more on Wikipedia

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    #167 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#379 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Kostya Tszyu

    Kostya Tszyu

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceSerov, Russia

    NationalityRussia,Australia

    Weight DivisionLight middleweight, Light welterweight

    Konstantin Borisovich "Kostya" Tszyu (; Russian: Константин Борисович "Костя" Цзю; born 19... more on Wikipedia

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    #13 of 65 The Best Boxers of the 1990s#125 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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    Nikolai Valuev

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev (vah-LOO-yev, Russian: Никола́й Серге́евич Валу́ев, IPA:... more on Wikipedia
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    Yuri Arbachakov

    Yuri Arbachakov

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceKemerovo Oblast, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionFlyweight

    Yuri Arbachakov (born October 22, 1966 in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia) was a boxing champion in... more on Wikipedia
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    Egor Mekhontsev

    Egor Mekhontsev

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceAsbest, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Egor Leonidovich Mekhontsev (Егор Леонидович Мехонцев, transliteration Egor Leonidovich... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    BirthplaceKhasavyurt, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Artur Asilbekovich Beterbiev (Russian: Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев; born 21 January 1985) is... more on Wikipedia
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    Stanislav Stepashkin

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Stanislav Ivanovich Stepashkin (Russian: Станислав Иванович Степашкин; September 1, 1940 –... more on Wikipedia
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    Boris Kuznetsov

    Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)

    BirthplaceAstrakhan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Boris Georgievich Kuznetsov (Russian: Борис Георгиевич Кузнецов), 23 February 1947 – 3 May... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Georgy Balakshin

    BirthplaceRussia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Georgy Ruslanovich Balakshin (Russian: Георгий Русланович Балакшин; born March 6, 1980 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    BirthplaceKaspiysk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Albert Shevketovich Selimov (Russian: Альберт Шевкетович Селимов; born 5 April 1986) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Viktor Rybakov

    BirthplaceMagadan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight, Bantamweight

    Viktor Grigorievich Rybakov (Russian: Виктор Григорьевич Рыбаков) (born May 28, 1956 in... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexander Alexeev

    BirthplaceTashkent, Uzbekistan

    NationalityRussia

    Aleksandr Alekseyev (Алексеев, Александр) or Alexander Alexeev may refer to: Aleksandr... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Sergey Vodopyanov

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceTaldykorgan, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan, Russia

    Sergey Vodopyanov (Russian: Серге́й Водопьянов) (born September 20, 1987 in Taldykorgan,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    David Ayrapetyan

    David Ayrapetyan

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceBaku, Azerbaijan

    NationalityAzerbaijan, Russia

    David Valeryevich Ayrapetyan (Russian: Давид Валерьевич Айрапетян, born 26 September 1983) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Matvey Korobov

    Matvey Korobov

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceRussia

    NationalityRussia

    Matvey Georgiyevich "Matt" Korobov (Russian: Матвей Георгиевич "Мэтт" Коробов; born 7 January... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Alexander Ustinov

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceNovosibirsk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Alexander "Sasha" Ustinov (Russian: Александр Устинов; born 7 December 1976) is a Russian... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Gennady Kovalev

    BirthplaceKropotkin, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Gennady Gennadiyevich Kovalev (Russian: Геннадий Геннадиевич Ковалёв; born 17 May 1983 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Roman Karmazin

    Roman Karmazin

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceKuznetsk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionLight middleweight

    Roman Alexandrovich Karmazin (born January 2, 1973 in Kuznetsk) is the former IBF Light... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Valery Brudov

    Valery Brudov

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceNovosokolniki, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight

    Valery Brudov (Russian: Валерий Александрович Брудов; born November 27, 1976) in Pskov, Russia... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Zaurbek Baysangurov

    Zaurbek Baysangurov

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceAchkhoy-Martan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionLight middleweight

    Zaurbek Musaevich Baysangurov (born 2 March 1985) is a Russian-Chechen professional boxer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Dimitri Kirilov

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Weight DivisionSuper flyweight

    Dimitri Kirilov (Russian: Дмитрий Дмитриевич Кириллов) (born November 24, 1978 in Leningrad,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ivan Kirpa

    Ivan Kirpa

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceSmolensk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Ivan Kirpa (born March 6, 1978 in Roslavl, Russia) is a Russian welterweight boxer from Saint... more on Wikipedia
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    Oleg Malyshkin

    Age: 68

    NationalityRussia

    Oleg Alexandrovich Malyshkin (Russian: Оле́г Алекса́ндрович Малышкин) is a Russian politician... more on Wikipedia
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    Denis Boytsov

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceOryol, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Denis Nikolayevich Boytsov (Russian: Денис Николаевич Бойцов; born 14 February 1986) is a... more on Wikipedia