Evgeny Gradovich

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Evgeny Gradovich
Евгений Градович
Евгений Градович (боксёр).jpg
Gradovich in 2016
Statistics
Real nameEvgeny Pavlovich Gradovich
Nickname(s)
  • El Ruso Mexicano
    ("The Mexican Russian")
  • Mini Destructor
Weight(s)
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Reach170 cm (67 in)
NationalityRussian
Born (1986-08-07) 7 August 1986 (age 33)
Igrim, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights26
Wins23
Wins by KO9
Losses2
Draws1

Evgeny Pavlovich Gradovich (Russian: Евгений Павлович Градович; born 7 August 1986) is a Russian former professional boxer who competed from 2010 to 2017, and held the IBF featherweight title from 2013 to 2015.[1][2]

Amateur career[edit]

During his amateur career in Russia, Gradovich compiled a record of 127 wins and 23 losses, and made it on the Russian national boxing team.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In April 2011, Gradovich beat undefeated Aalan Martínez at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Paradise, Nevada.[4]

IBF featherweight champion[edit]

On 1 March 2013, Gradovich scored an upset win over Billy Dib to take his IBF Featherweight Championship.[5] This bout was televised on ESPN2.[6] In June 2013, Gradovich successfully made first title defence by defeating Argentine Mauricio Munoz in a one-sided contest.[7] On 24 November 2013, he fought again against Dib, on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios undercard. Gradovich dominated the fight, winning by TKO in the 9th round.[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
26 fights 23 wins 2 losses
By knockout 9 1
By decision 14 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
26 Win 23–2–1 Colombia Hugo Berrio MD 12 5 May 2017 Russia Palace of Sporting Games, Yekaterinburg, Russia Won WBA Inter-Continental and vacant WBO Inter-Continental super bantamweight titles
25 Win 22–2–1 Nicaragua Eusebio Osejo SD 10 9 Sep 2016 Russia Traktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia
24 Loss 21–2–1 Mexico Óscar Valdez TKO 4 (12), 2:14 9 Apr 2016 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US For vacant WBONABO featherweight title
23 Win 21–1–1 Mexico Jesus Galicia MD 10 9 Jan 2016 Spain Centro Deportivo Boxing Unitres, Picanya, Spain
22 Win 20–1–1 Brazil Aldimar Silva Santos SD 8 24 Oct 2015 United States CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, US
21 Loss 19–1–1 United Kingdom Lee Selby TD 8 (12), 1:00 30 May 2015 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England Lost IBF featherweight title;
Unanimous TD after Gradovich was cut from an accidental head clash
20 Draw 19–0–1 Puerto Rico Jayson Vélez SD 12 29 Nov 2014 United States CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, US Retained IBF featherweight title
19 Win 19–0 Armenia Alex Miskirtchian UD 12 31 May 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained IBF featherweight title
18 Win 18–0 Australia Billy Dib TKO 9 (12), 1:10 23 Nov 2013 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained IBF featherweight title
17 Win 17–0 Argentina Mauricio Javier Munoz UD 12 27 Jul 2013 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained IBF featherweight title
16 Win 16–0 Australia Billy Dib SD 12 1 Mar 2013 United States MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Ledyard, Connecticut, US Won IBF featherweight title
15 Win 15–0 United States Willie Villanueva TKO 7 (8), 2:03 6 Dec 2012 United States The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, US
14 Win 14–0 Mexico José Ángel Beranza UD 8 13 Oct 2012 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, US
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Francisco Leal KO 10 (10), 2:15 31 Mar 2012 United States Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, US
12 Win 12–0 Denmark Robert Osiobe UD 6 3 Feb 2012 United States Texas Station, North Las Vegas, Nevada, US
11 Win 11–0 United States Robert DaLuz UD 8 19 Aug 2011 United States Horsehoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana, US
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Aalan Martinez UD 6 29 Apr 2011 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, US
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Francisco Reyes UD 10 19 Mar 2011 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, US
8 Win 8–0 United States Tommy Atencio TKO 4 (6), 1:59 17 Dec 2010 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, US
7 Win 7–0 United States Jesse Caradine UD 6 3 Dec 2010 United States World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, US
6 Win 6–0 United States Cordaro Simpkins TKO 5 (6), 1:39 29 Oct 2010 United States Blake Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina, US
5 Win 5–0 United States Steven Johnson TKO 3 (6), 2:14 19 Sep 2010 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, US
4 Win 4–0 United States Manuel Ortega UD 4 19 Jun 2010 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, US
3 Win 3–0 United States Andrew Barnes TKO 2 (4), 0:37 15 May 2010 United States The Fillmore, Charlotte, North Carolina, US
2 Win 2–0 United States Benjamin Rivera KO 3 (4), 1:54 10 Apr 2010 United States Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, US
1 Win 1–0 United States Travis Bedwell TKO 1 (4), 1:55 19 Mar 2010 United States Derby Park Expo, Louisville, Kentucky, US

References[edit]

  1. ^ Songalia, Ryan (15 February 2013). "'Mexican Russian' Gradovich". Ringtv.com. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  2. ^ From Russia With Glove – By Way Of Arapahoe | TownDock.net, Oriental NC. Towndock.net (19 August 2011). Retrieved on 21 January 2014.
  3. ^ Boxing News | New Faces: Evgeny Gradovich. Fightnews.com (24 March 2011). Retrieved on 21 January 2014.
  4. ^ BoxRec Boxing Records. Boxrec.com (29 April 2011). Retrieved on 21 January 2014.
  5. ^ Songalia, Ryan (2 March 2013). "Gradovich ends Dib & 50 Cent". Ringtv.com. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  6. ^ Evgeny Gradovich replaces Luis Franco in 'Friday Night Fights' bout against Billy Dib – ESPN. Espn.go.com (5 February 2013). Retrieved on 21 January 2014.
  7. ^ Scott Christ. "Fists of Gold II results: Evgeny Gradovich dominates, retains IBF featherweight title". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  8. ^ Scott Christ (23 November 2013). "Pacquiao vs Rios live streaming results: Evgeny Gradovich dominates and stops Billy Dib in rematch". Bad Left Hook.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Preceded by
Hugo Berrio
WBA Inter-Continental
super bantamweight champion

5 May 2017 – 20 December 2017
Retired
Vacant
Vacant
Title last held by
Cesar Juarez
WBO Inter-Continental
super bantamweight champion

5 May 2017 – 20 December 2017
Retired
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Billy Dib
IBF featherweight champion
1 March 2013 – 30 May 2015
Succeeded by
Lee Selby