Date of birth
December 30, 1969
Date of death
January 17, 1987
On November 9, 2013, at the Sports Palace, kyiv, Ukraine, he won the Mexican Felipe Romero by technical knockout.
Won the world title
On September 17, 2016, he defeated Poland's Krzysztof Glowacki by unanimous decision, at the Ergo Arena in Plac Dwóch Miast, Poland and seized the World Boxing Organization cruiserweight title. In fourth defense, he defeated Mairis Briedis and snatched the World Boxing Council cruiserweight title from him, at the Riga Arena in Latvia, on January 27, 2018. On July 21, 2018 he faced Murat Gassiev, champion of WBA and IBF cruiserweight champion in Moscow and defeated him by unanimous decision to become the unified cruiserweight champion.
lost his title
He relinquished his WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA belts to move up to heavyweight.
Until the age of 15, he wanted to be a footballer, he was trained at the SC Tavriya Simferopol specialized sports school of the Olympic reserve (Club Football Academy). In 2002 he switched to boxing; In addition, he graduated from the Lviv State University of Physical Culture.