Siarhei Liakhovich

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Siarhei Liakhovich
Сяргей Ляховіч
Real name Siarhiej Piatrovič Liachovič
Nickname(s) White Wolf
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Nationality Belarusian
Born (1976-05-29) May 29, 1976 (age 38)
Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 26
Wins by KO 16
Losses 7
Draws 0
Siarhei Liakhovich
Medal record
Competitor for  Belarus
Men's Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Bronze Budapest 1997 Super Heavyweight

Siarhei "White Wolf" Liakhovich (Belarusian: Сяргей Ляховіч, Siarhiej Liachovič, also Lyakhovich; born May 29, 1976) is a Belarusian boxer and a former WBO heavyweight champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Liakhovich was born in Vitebsk, in the former Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (now Belarus), and represented Belarus at the 1996 Olympic Games. He was a long-time amateur who won a bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships. He amassed a 145–15 record before turning pro in 1998.[1]

Professional career[edit]

His first defeat occurred on June 1, 2002, when he was knocked out by Maurice Harris in the 9th round.

Liakhovich won the WBO title from Lamon Brewster on April 1, 2006. Liakhovich was knocked down in the 7th round, but went on to win on points via unanimous decision.[2] He lost the title to Shannon Briggs by technical knockout in the 12th round on November 4, 2006, after being knocked down twice.[3]

On February 16, 2008, Liakhovich lost to Nikolai Valuev by unanimous decision following a one-sided contest.[4] He won his next two fights a first round TKO of Jeremy Bates on November 7, 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany and a 9th round KO of Evans Quinn in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany on May 22, 2010 on the undercard of Chagaev-Meehan.

On August 9, 2013, Liakhovich fought American heavyweight Deontay Wilder. Wilder won the fight with a first round knockout.[5]

His manager is Tony Cardinale who engineered his release from Don King Productions and signed him to Main Events.

In February 2014 Liakhovich achieved his first win in four years with a unanimous decision over journeyman Chad Davis.

Professional boxing record[edit]

26 Wins (16 knockouts), 6 Losses, 0 Draws [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 26–6 United States Chad Davis UD 8 22/02/2014 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 25–6 United States Deontay Wilder KO 1 (10) 09/08/2013 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, United States
Loss 25–5 United States Bryant Jennings RTD 9 (10) 24/03/2012 United States Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Loss 25–4 Finland Robert Helenius TKO 9 (12) 27/08/2011 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany For WBA & WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles. Liakhovich down once in the 8th round.
Win 25–3 Nicaragua Evans Quinn KO 9 (10) 22/05/2010 Germany Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Quinn receives a standing count in the 7th round & down in the 9th round.
Win 24–3 United States Jeremy Bates TKO 1 (8) 07/11/2009 Germany Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany
Loss 23–3 Russia Nikolai Valuev UD 12 16/02/2008 Germany Nuernberg Arena, Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany WBA heavyweight title eliminator.
Loss 23–2 United States Shannon Briggs TKO 12 (12) 04/11/2006 United States Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona, United States Lost WBO heavyweight title. Liakohvich down twice in round 12. The 2nd knockdown led to Liakhovich falling through the ropes. Briggs won the fight with only one second left.
Win 23–1 United States Lamon Brewster UD 12 01/04/2006 United States Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States Won WBO heavyweight title. Liakhovich down on one knee in the 7th round.
Win 22–1 United States Dominick Guinn UD 12 03/12/2004 United States Bally's Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 21–1 Ivory Coast Onebo Maxime UD 6 27/03/2004 United States Alltell Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 20–1 United States Ron Guerrero TKO 1 (8) 09/01/2004 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 19–1 United States James Walton TKO 8 (10) 27/09/2003 United States HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 18–1 Tonga Sione Asipeli TKO 5 (10) 17/05/2003 United States Petersen Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 17–1 United States Joe Lenhart TKO 9 (10) 04/01/2003 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., United States
Loss 16–1 United States Maurice Harris KO 9 (10) 01/06/2002 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 16–0 Nigeria Friday Ahunanya UD 12 17/11/2001 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won NABA heavyweight title.
Win 15–0 United States Ed White TKO 1 (?) 16/06/2001 United States Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 14–0 United States Sedreck Fields UD 8 14/04/2001 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Fields had 2 points taken away when he charged Lyakhovich after the bell had sounded to end the 4th round.
Win 13–0 United States Derrell Dixon UD 6 02/12/2000 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–0 United States Bradley Rone UD 8 29/08/2000 United States Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 11–0 United States Tracy Wilson TKO 1 (6) 12/08/2000 United States Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–0 United States Anthony Curry KO 1 (6) 29/07/2000 United States Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 9–0 United States Everett Martin UD 8 28/03/2000 United States Hawaii Prince Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 8–0 United States Tracy Wilson TKO 2 (4) 29/02/2000 United States Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 United States Donald Macon TKO 2 (4) 18/12/1999 United States Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 6–0 United States Marshall Tillman KO 4 (4) 07/12/1999 United States New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–0 United States Larry Wilson TKO 1 (4) 04/12/1999 United States Bush Co. Tent, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 4–0 United States Isaac Poole TKO 2 (4) 27/08/1999 United States Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, United States
Win 3–0 Russia Sergey Tretyakov TKO 4 (4) 17/03/1999 Russia Giant Hall, Casino Conti, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 2–0 Russia Alexander Vasiliev UD 6 30/01/1999 Belarus Borisov, Belarus
Win 1–0 Belarus Ihar Sharapau KO 1 (10) 25/12/1998 Belarus Aquarium Club, Minsk, Belarus Won vacant Belarus heavyweight title.


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Preceded by
Lamon Brewster
WBO World Heavyweight champion
April 1, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Succeeded by
Shannon Briggs