Date of birth
August 14, 1979
On February 27, 2001, in Moscow, he defeated Teymuraz Kekelidze by unanimous decision in four rounds.
Won The World Title
On November 4, 2011, in Moscow, Russia, he defeated James Toney by unanimous decision and became the World Boxing Association cruiserweight champion. On May 21, 2016, he seized the IBF and WBA cruiserweight belts, winning by technical knockout.
Lost His Title
In his third defense, on May 17, 2013, in Moscow, Guillermo Jones applied a painful defeat by effective knockout.