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Ruslan Chagaev
(the "White Tyson")

BORN   October 19 1978; Andijan, Uzbekistan
HEIGHT.. 6-1 (Some reports say 5-11)
WEIGHT 206-250 lbs
MANAGER Klaus-Peter Kohl
TRAINER Luis Tapia, Michael Timm, Magomed Schaburow, Javan "Sugar" Hill

Chagaev is a natural left-hander with an aggressive style that has earned him the nickname the "White Tyson"; A good, two-handed hitter, he has twice won the Amateur World Heavyweight Championship; Ruslan has a strong left hand to go with a solid chin and brings a busy attack to the body

During his career, he won the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World, WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship,
WBA Continental Heavyweight Championship, WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight Championship and PABA Heavyweight Championship

Chagaev has defeated such men as Nickolay Valuev, John Ruiz, Michel Sprott, Vladimir Virchis, Rob Calloway, Mark Krence, Sherman Williams and Asmir Vojnovic

Aug 21 Donnie Penelton            Aurora, Il                         KO  1
Sep  3 Brian Jones                Rosemont, Il                       KO  2

Sep 21 Everett "Big Foot" Martin  Tashkent, Uzbekistan               TK  4

Apr 14 Val Smith                  Las Vegas, Nv                      KO  1
May 11 Chris Isaac                Biloxi, Ms                          W  8
Oct  5 Rob Calloway               Detroit, Mi                        TD  3

May 22 Zakeem Graham              Yonkers, NY                        TK  3
Nov 18 Daniel Frank               Hamburg, Germany                   KO  2

Feb 17 Sedreck Fields             Lübeck, Germany                     W  6
Mar 30 Alexei Varakin             Aachen, Germany                    KO  2
May 18 Wade Lewis                 Lübeck, Germany                    TK  1
Jun 22 Sedreck Fields             Telfs, Austria                     KO  2
Jul 31 Garing Lane                Stuttgart, Germany                 KO  5
Oct 26 Willie Williams            Rostock, Germany                   KO  3
Nov 16 Asmir Vojnovic             Cuxhaven, Germany                  TK  4
Dec 14 Tommy Connelly             Sölden, Austria                    TK  2

Mar 26 Sherman Williams           Riesa, Germany                      W  8
Sep 28 Jucimar Francisco Hipolito Hamburg, Germany                   TK  1
Oct 22 Mark Krence                Halle, Germany                     KO  5

Jan  7 Rob Calloway               Münich, Germany                    KO  2
Mar 11 Vladimir Virchis           Hamburg, Germany                    W 12
          -WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship
Jul 15 Michael Sprott             Hamburg, Germany                   TK  8
          -WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight Championship
Nov 18 John Ruiz                  Düsseldorf, Germany                 W 12

Apr 14 Nikolay Valuev             Stuttgart, Germany                  W 12   
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

Jan 13 Matt Skelton               Dusselforf, Germany                 W 12
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul  5 Nikolay Valuev             Hannover, Germany                 SCH   
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Chagaev suffered an injury

Feb  7 Carl Davis Drumond         Rostock, Germany                   TW  6
          -Some sources WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 20 Wladimir Klitschko         Gelsenkirchen, Germany             LT  9     
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

May 22 Kali Meehan                Rostock, Germany                    W 12
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World - Elimination Bout
Nov 19 Travis Walker              Hamburg, Germany                    W  8

Aug 27 Alexander Povetkin         Erfurt, Germany                     L 12
          -WBA "Regular" Heavyweight Championship of the World

Jan 28 Kertson Manswell           Rotherbaum, Germany                 W  8
Apr 21 Billy Zumbrun              Schwerin, Germany                  TK  3
Sep  1 Werner Kreiskott           Oberhausen, Germany                TK  7

Mar 22 Mike Sheppard              Berlin, Germany                    KO  1
Oct  5 Jovo Pudar                 Moscow, Russia                      W 12
          -PABA Heavyweight Championship;
           WBA Continental Heavyweight Championship

Jul  6 Fres Oquendo               Grozny, Russia                      W 12
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

Jul 11 Francesco Pianeta          Magdeburg, Germany                 TK  1
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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