||Alexander Vyacheslavovich Alekseev
||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
30 April 1981 |
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
|Wins by KO
Alexander Vyacheslavovich Alekseev (Russian: Александр Вячеславович Алексеев, born April 30, 1981 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR) is a professional Cruiserweight boxer from Russia.
Southpaw Alekseev beat Jaroslavas Jakšto in the final of the World Military championships 2003. He won a silver medal at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships at 201 lbs losing to his nemesis Odlanier Solis Fonte.
Alekseev won the gold medal in the same division at the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula, Croatia.
The participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics. There he was narrowly defeated in the first round of the Heavyweight (91 kg) division by Cuba's eventual winner Odlanier Solis Fonte.
He won a gold medal at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships after Solis moved up in weight.
- 2002, 2003, 2005 Russian Heavyweight Champion
- 1999 won the Junior European Championship in Rijeka, Croatia as a Light Heavyweight.
- 2002 won the Military World Championship in Curragh (Ireland) as a Heavyweight, beating Dieter Roth (Germany) in the final by RSCO-2
- 2003 won the Military World Championship in Catania (Italy), beating Jaroslav Jaksto (Lithuania) in the final (28-8)
- 2003 2nd place at the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
- 2004 won the European Championship in Pula (Croatia), beating Victor Zuyev (Belarus) in the final.
- 2004 competed at the Athens Olympics. Result was:
- 2005 won the World Championships in Mianyang, China. Results were:
He turned pro in Germany as a Cruiserweight in January 2006 and he defeated Tomas Mrazek with a first round knockout in his first fight.
Alexeev won his first 16 pro fights, winning 15 by knockout, before suffering his first loss at the hands of Victor Emilio Ramirez in his 17th pro bout in January 2009.
He was slated to fight Garrett Wilson on February 22, 2013 in Galaţi, Romania for the IBF Cruiserweight title eliminator. Alexeev won via unanimous decision becoming the mandatory for the IBF world title (currently held by Yoan Pablo Hernández).
The bout with Hernández took place on November 23, 2013 in Germany with the IBF Cruiserweight title on the line. Alexeev lost via tenth-round knockout.