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|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
26 August 1979 |
Prokopyevsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
|Wins by KO||28|
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. He also is a former European cruiserweight champion.
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. Drozd retained the title against mandatory challenger Jeremy Ouanna on March 15, 2014, before winning his first world title by defeating Krzysztof Włodarczyk on September 27, 2014, to win the WBC Cruiserweight title.
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. Instead he was made interim champion, but was removed from that position due to inactivity in December 2016.
Professional boxing record
|40 Wins (28 knockouts, 12 decisions), 1 Loss (1 knockout)|
|Win||40–1||Łukasz Janik||TKO||9 (12), 0:50||2015-05-22||Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow||Retained WBC Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||39–1||Krzysztof Włodarczyk||UD||12||2014-09-27||Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow||Won WBC Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||38–1||Jeremy Ouanna||KO||1 (12), 2:40||2014-03-15||Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow||Retained EBU (European) Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||37–1||Mateusz Masternak||TKO||11 (12), 0:53||2013-10-05||Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow||Won EBU (European) Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||36–1||Jean Marc Monrose||UD||12||2012-12-17||Crocus City Hall, Moscow||Won vacant WBA International Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||35–1||Fabio Garrido||TKO||1 (10), 0:45||2012-06-20||CSKA Universal Sports Hall, Moscow|
|Win||34–1||Richard Hall||RTD||8 (10), 3:00||2012-02-08||Krylia Sovetov, Moscow|
|Win||33–1||Remigijus Ziausys||UD||8||2011-03-11||Arena, Kemerovo|
|Win||32–1||Darnell Wilson||RTD||10 (12), 3:00||2009-07-02||Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow||Retained WBO Asia Pacific and PABA Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||31–1||Rob Calloway||TKO||7 (12), 1:25||2008-12-06||Circus, Nizhny Novgorod||Won vacant WBO Asia, vacant WBC Asian and PABA Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||30–1||Talgat Dosanov||UD||8||2008-07-31||Pyramid, Kazan|
|Win||29–1||Michael Simms||UD||8||2008-02-23||DIVS, Ekaterinburg|
|Win||28–1||Laudelino Barros||KO||8 (12), 2:22||2007-11-17||Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt||Retained WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||27–1||Jean Claude Bikoi||UD||12||2007-07-28||Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||26–1||Mircea Telecan||KO||1 (8), 2:35||2007-02-17||Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt|
|Loss||25–1||Firat Arslan||TKO||5 (12), 2:28||2006-10-28||Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg||WBA World Cruiserweight title eliminator.|
|Win||25–0||Mauro Adrian Ordiales||TKO||3 (12), 2:15||2006-07-29||König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Won vacant WBC International Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||24–0||Pavel Melkomyan||KO||5 (10), 0:44||2006-01-07||Zenith - Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Bayern|
|Win||23–0||Shane Swartz||TKO||7 (10)||2005-10-25||TV-Studio 44, Vienna|
|Win||22–0||Asmir Vojnovic||TKO||8 (10)||2005-04-15||DIVS, Ekaterinburg|
|Win||21–0||Denis Salomka||KO||2 (8)||2005-02-01||Casino Kapitalizm, Moscow|
|Win||20–0||Jason Robinson||UD||10||2004-10-01||Basket-Hall Arena, Kazan|
|Win||19–0||Saul Montana||TKO||9 (12), 2:02||2004-03-30||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California||Won vacant IBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||18–0||Muslim Biarslanov||TKO||3 (10)||2003-12-03||DIVS, Ekaterinburg|
|Win||17–0||Yan Kulkov||TKO||5 (10)||2003-08-31||Prokopyevsk||Won vacant Russian Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||16–0||Oleksandr Garashchenko||UD||8||2003-06-06||Express, Rostov-on-Don|
|Win||14–0||Akmal Aslanov||TKO||4 (8)||2003-01-30||Casino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg|
|Win||13–0||Pavel Kalabin||TKO||4 (10)||2002-12-25||Pyramide, Kazan|
|Win||12–0||Ihor Pylypenko||DQ||3 (6)||2002-11-15||Circus, Kaporozhye|
|Win||11–0||Teymuraz Kekelidze||UD||10||2002-08-25||Prokopyevsk||Won vacant Ural & Siberia Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||10–0||Sedrak Agagulyan||TKO||4 (8)||2002-07-04||Casino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg|
|Win||9–0||Mikhail Balovnev||TKO||5 (8)||2002-05-23||Casino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg|
|Win||8–0||Siarhei Krupenich||TKO||5 (6)||2002-04-25||Perm|
|Win||7–0||Dmitry Gerasimov||TKO||4 (6)||2002-03-28||Perm|
|Win||6–0||Yuriy Bylynchuk||TKO||4 (6)||2002-02-28||Ekaterinburg|
|Win||5–0||Evgeny Galchenko||TKO||2 (6)||2001-12-21||Ekaterinburg|
|Win||4–0||Valery Makeev||TKO||5 (6)||2001-10-28||Culture & Sports Complex "Russia", Ekaterinburg|
|Win||3–0||Cesar Ramos||TKO||3 (6)||2001-08-24||Prokopyevsk|
|Win||2–0||Timofey Maklakov||TKO||2 (6)||2001-07-24||KRC Arbat, Moscow|
|Win||1–0||Valeri Semiskur||UD||6||2001-04-13||CSKA Universal Sports Hall, Moscow||Professional debut.|
- Grigory Drozd will exercise right to face Tony Bellew later this year. World Boxing News, June 2, 2016 Retrieved August 5, 2016.
- "Drozd Stops Masternak: Chagaev and Chakhkiev win". Boxingscene. 5 October 2013.
- "Drozd Demolishes Ouanna: Chakhkiev stops Haapoja". Boxingscene. 15 March 2014.
- "Drozd Dominates Wlodarczyk For Cruiserweight Title". Boxingscene. 27 September 2014.
- "WBC announces list of mandatory challengers - The Ring". 14 December 2016.
- Professional boxing record for Grigory Drozd from BoxRec
|WBC cruiserweight champion
September 27, 2014 – March 16, 2016
|Vacant||WBC cruiserweight champion in recess
March 16, 2016 – present