Was Valuev a good boxer?
On June 3, 2006, Nikolai Valuev defended the WBA heavyweight title for the first time. Having weighed in nearly 80 pounds heavier than his opponent, American Owen Beck, Valuev powered his way to a quick win in Hannover, Germany. Not only was he the tallest-ever heavyweight champion, but he was also the heaviest.
Who defeated Nikolai Valuev?
Chagaev defeated Valuev by a majority decision (117–111, 115–113 and 114–114).
What is Nikolai Valuev doing now?
The Russian balances his job as a TV presenter with being a politician, and was spotted in parliament a couple of years back. The 44-year-old has been a member of Duma via the United Russia Party since December 2011. As you can see in the picture below, Valuev has been given his own chair in the meeting room.
Who is the shortest boxer in history?
At a height of 1.47 meters, or 4-foot-10, Matlala was the shortest boxing world champion ever. With a total of 68 fights (53 wins and 2 draws), he ended his career with 4 world championships.
Which heavyweight boxer won the most fights?
Joe Louis has won the most world heavyweight title bouts, with 27.
Who is the smallest heavyweight champion?
Standing at just 5’7″, Burns is the shortest heavyweight champion in history, while only Bob Fitzsimmons weighed less in a world heavyweight title fight than Burns’s 168½ lbs when losing the championship to Jack Johnson. During his championship reign, Burns typically weighed between 170 and 180Ibs.
How tall is Nikolai Valuev height and weight?
Nikolai Valuev was born on August 21, 1973 in Leningrad (present-day St. Petersburg), Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, as the son of Nadezhda and Sergey Valuev. He was of normal height and weight at his birth but by the time he was in the first grade, he was already taller than his teacher.
When did Nikolai Valuev become a professional boxer?
Russian National Championships (+91 kg), Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 1994: Goodwill Games (+91 kg), Saint Petersburg, July 1994: Valuev is one of a few boxers to try to resume his amateur career after the original pro debut.
What are the names of Nikolai Valuev’s children?
Valuev has three children, daughter Irina, son Grisha (Grigoriy), and third child, son Sergei (born 30 July 2012). In his professional boxing career he was defeated only twice, by Ruslan Chagaev and David Haye.
When did Nikolai Valuev become a member of Russian parliament?
In December 2011 Russian parliamentary election, Valuev became a member of the State Duma through the United Russia Party. On 17 December 2012, Valuev supported the law in the Russian Parliament banning adoption of Russian orphans by citizens of the US.