Grigory Drozd

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Grigory Drozd
Григорий Дрозд
Statistics
Nickname(s) Pretty Boy
Weight(s) Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Russian
Born (1979-08-26) 26 August 1979 (age 38)
Prokopyevsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 40
Wins by KO 28
Losses 1

Grigory Anatolyevich Drozd (Russian: Григорий Анатольевич Дрозд; born 26 August 26, 1979) is a Russian professional boxer. As of the end of May 2016, he is the former WBC cruiserweight champion, having lost the title when he was unable to defend it due to injury and Tony Bellew won the bout for the open title.[1] He also is a former European cruiserweight champion.

Boxing career[edit]

Drozd only fought three amateur fights, winning all of them. His manager is Dietmar Poszwa. Drozd faced Darnell Wilson on July 2, 2009 at the Krylatskoye Sports Palace in Moscow, winning the fight in the tenth round. He fought Michael Simms on February 23, 2008, at the DIVS in Ekaterinburg with an attendance of 25,000 at the stadium. The fight went eight rounds and Drozd won the fight via unanimous decision.

On 6 December 2008, Drozd Fought Rob Calloway for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight title, vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Cruiserweight title and the vacant PABA Cruiserweight title at the circus in Nizhny Novgorod. It was voted Asian Super Fight of the year, with Drozd winning by seventh-round technical knockout.

On October 5, 2013, Drozd won the EBU (European) Cruiserweight title in Moscow by defeating Mateusz Masternak via eleventh-round technical knockout.[2] Drozd retained the title against mandatory challenger Jeremy Ouanna on March 15, 2014,[3] before winning his first world title by defeating Krzysztof Włodarczyk on September 27, 2014, to win the WBC Cruiserweight title.[4]

Drozd lost the WBC cruiserweight title at the end of May 2016 when he was unable to defend it due to injury, and Tony Bellew defeated Ilunga Makabu in three rounds to win it.[1] Instead he was made interim champion, but was removed from that position due to inactivity in December 2016.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

40 Wins (28 knockouts, 12 decisions), 1 Loss (1 knockout)[6]
Result Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 40–1 Poland Łukasz Janik TKO 9 (12), 0:50 2015-05-22 Russia Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow Retained WBC Cruiserweight title.
Win 39–1 Poland Krzysztof Włodarczyk UD 12 2014-09-27 Russia Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow Won WBC Cruiserweight title.
Win 38–1 France Jeremy Ouanna KO 1 (12), 2:40 2014-03-15 Russia Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow Retained EBU (European) Cruiserweight title.
Win 37–1 Poland Mateusz Masternak TKO 11 (12), 0:53 2013-10-05 Russia Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow Won EBU (European) Cruiserweight title.
Win 36–1 France Jean Marc Monrose UD 12 2012-12-17 Russia Crocus City Hall, Moscow Won vacant WBA International Cruiserweight title.
Win 35–1 Brazil Fabio Garrido TKO 1 (10), 0:45 2012-06-20 Russia CSKA Universal Sports Hall, Moscow
Win 34–1 Jamaica Richard Hall RTD 8 (10), 3:00 2012-02-08 Russia Krylia Sovetov, Moscow
Win 33–1 Lithuania Remigijus Ziausys UD 8 2011-03-11 Russia Arena, Kemerovo
Win 32–1 United States Darnell Wilson RTD 10 (12), 3:00 2009-07-02 Russia Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow Retained WBO Asia Pacific and PABA Cruiserweight titles.
Win 31–1 United States Rob Calloway TKO 7 (12), 1:25 2008-12-06 Russia Circus, Nizhny Novgorod Won vacant WBO Asia, vacant WBC Asian and PABA Cruiserweight titles.
Win 30–1 Kazakhstan Talgat Dosanov UD 8 2008-07-31 Russia Pyramid, Kazan
Win 29–1 United States Michael Simms UD 8 2008-02-23 Russia DIVS, Ekaterinburg
Win 28–1 Brazil Laudelino Barros KO 8 (12), 2:22 2007-11-17 Germany Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt Retained WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight title.
Win 27–1 Cameroon Jean Claude Bikoi UD 12 2007-07-28 Germany Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight title.
Win 26–1 Romania Mircea Telecan KO 1 (8), 2:35 2007-02-17 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt
Loss 25–1 Germany Firat Arslan TKO 5 (12), 2:28 2006-10-28 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg WBA World Cruiserweight title eliminator.
Win 25–0 Argentina Mauro Adrian Ordiales TKO 3 (12), 2:15 2006-07-29 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Won vacant WBC International Cruiserweight title.
Win 24–0 Russia Pavel Melkomyan KO 5 (10), 0:44 2006-01-07 Germany Zenith - Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Bayern
Win 23–0 United States Shane Swartz TKO 7 (10) 2005-10-25 Austria TV-Studio 44, Vienna
Win 22–0 Croatia Asmir Vojnovic TKO 8 (10) 2005-04-15 Russia DIVS, Ekaterinburg
Win 21–0 Belarus Denis Salomka KO 2 (8) 2005-02-01 Russia Casino Kapitalizm, Moscow
Win 20–0 United States Jason Robinson UD 10 2004-10-01 Russia Basket-Hall Arena, Kazan
Win 19–0 Mexico Saul Montana TKO 9 (12), 2:02 2004-03-30 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Won vacant IBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight title.
Win 18–0 Russia Muslim Biarslanov TKO 3 (10) 2003-12-03 Russia DIVS, Ekaterinburg
Win 17–0 Russia Yan Kulkov TKO 5 (10) 2003-08-31 Russia Prokopyevsk Won vacant Russian Cruiserweight title.
Win 16–0 Ukraine Oleksandr Garashchenko UD 8 2003-06-06 Russia Express, Rostov-on-Don
Win 15–0 Ukraine Oleksandr Subin UD 8 2003-04-08 Russia Moscow
Win 14–0 Uzbekistan Akmal Aslanov TKO 4 (8) 2003-01-30 Russia Casino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg
Win 13–0 Russia Pavel Kalabin TKO 4 (10) 2002-12-25 Russia Pyramide, Kazan
Win 12–0 Ukraine Ihor Pylypenko DQ 3 (6) 2002-11-15 Ukraine Circus, Kaporozhye
Win 11–0 Georgia (country) Teymuraz Kekelidze UD 10 2002-08-25 Russia Prokopyevsk Won vacant Ural & Siberia Cruiserweight title.
Win 10–0 Armenia Sedrak Agagulyan TKO 4 (8) 2002-07-04 Russia Casino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg
Win 9–0 Russia Mikhail Balovnev TKO 5 (8) 2002-05-23 Russia Casino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg
Win 8–0 Belarus Siarhei Krupenich TKO 5 (6) 2002-04-25 Russia Perm
Win 7–0 Russia Dmitry Gerasimov TKO 4 (6) 2002-03-28 Russia Perm
Win 6–0 Ukraine Yuriy Bylynchuk TKO 4 (6) 2002-02-28 Russia Ekaterinburg
Win 5–0 Russia Evgeny Galchenko TKO 2 (6) 2001-12-21 Russia Ekaterinburg
Win 4–0 Russia Valery Makeev TKO 5 (6) 2001-10-28 Russia Culture & Sports Complex "Russia", Ekaterinburg
Win 3–0 Dominican Republic Cesar Ramos TKO 3 (6) 2001-08-24 Russia Prokopyevsk
Win 2–0 Russia Timofey Maklakov TKO 2 (6) 2001-07-24 Russia KRC Arbat, Moscow
Win 1–0 Estonia Valeri Semiskur UD 6 2001-04-13 Russia CSKA Universal Sports Hall, Moscow Professional debut.

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Preceded by
Krzysztof Włodarczyk
WBC cruiserweight champion
September 27, 2014 – March 16, 2016
Status changed
Vacant
Vacant WBC cruiserweight champion in recess
March 16, 2016 – present
Incumbent