Pavel Zhuravlev (kickboxer)

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Pavel Zhuravlev
Павло Журавльов
Born Pavlo Zhuravlev
(1983-07-29) July 29, 1983 (age 32)
Sevastopol, Ukrainian SSR,
Soviet Union
Native name Павло Журавльов
Other names The Caiman
Nationality Ukraine Ukrainian
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 98.4 kg (217 lb; 15.50 st)
Division Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Cruiserweight (boxing)
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Sevastopol, Russia
Team Sevastopol Muay Thai
Years active 2003–present
Professional boxing record
Total 13
Wins 11
By knockout 7
Losses 2
By knockout 0
Kickboxing record
Total 76
Wins 65
By knockout 21
Losses 10
By knockout 4
Draws 1
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
last updated on: September 19, 2014

Pavel Zhuravlev (Ukrainian: Павло Журавльов, Pavlo Zhuravlov; Russian: Павел Журавлёв; born July 27, 1983) is a Ukrainian heavyweight kickboxer and boxer, the 2012 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix Tournament Champion, 2013 Legend Fighting Show -93 kg Tournament Champion and 2012 K-1 World Grand Prix Final Semifinalist.[1]

Fighting out of Sevastopol Muay Thai, Zhuravlev was ranked in April 2013 the #10 heavyweight in the world by[2]

Biography and career[edit]

After winning various tournaments in the WBKF, a Russian kickboxing circuit, Pavel made his K-1 debut on August 2, 2009 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Seoul against Gokhan Saki and won by decision.[3]

On December 16, 2010, he took part in the 16-man tournament at KOK World GP 2010 in Moscow and went on to win the Grand Prix by defeating Prince Ali, Evgeny Orlov and Alexey Kudin.

On October 1, 2011, Pavel Zhuravlev advanced to Superkombat World Grand Prix Final in Darmstadt, Germany, joining Sergei Lascenko and Ismael Londt. Zhuravlev won the third event of the series from Brăila, Romania, defeating Ricardo van den Bos and Sebastien van Thielen via unanimous decisions.[4]

He faced Saulo Cavalari in a non-tournament bout at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 in Tokyo Final 16 on October 14, 2012[5][6] and won via unanimous decision.[7]

He won a unanimous decision over Freddy Kemayo on November 10, 2012 in Craiova, Romania at the SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012 Final Elimination, which is the quarter-finals of the SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012.[8][9]

He fought Benjamin Adegbuyi in the semi-finals at the SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012 Final on December 22, 2012 in Bucharest and won the fight by KO after 25 seconds. In the final, Zhuravlev rematched Ismael Londt. This time the outcome was reversed as Zhuravlev became champion after extra round unanimous decision.[10]

Despite having not qualified for the tournament, Zhuravlev replaced Makoto Uehara to fight at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final on March 15, 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia.[11] After defeating Cătălin Moroşanu by unanimous decision in the quarter-finals, he was eliminated by the eventual winner, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović, by the same margin in the semis.[12][13]

He earned first round TKO victory over Luca Panto at Final Fight Championship 3: Jurković vs. Cătinaș in Split, Croatia on April 19, 2013.[14][15]

He lost to Hesdy Gerges by unanimous decision at Final Fight Championship 6 in Poreč, Croatia on June 14, 2013.[16][17][18]

He won the -93 kg/205 lb tournament at Legend 2: Invasion in Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2013.[19] After TKOing Sahak Parparyan in round one in the semi-finals, he was set to face Zabit Samedov in the final but Samedov was forced to withdraw due to a cut and was replaced by Agron Preteni. He also beat Preteni by TKO, this time in round two.[20][21]

He rematched Benjamin Adegbuyi at the SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2013 Final in Galați, Romania on December 21, 2013, losing by third round KO.[22]

Zhuravlev was expected to face Tomasz Szczepkowski at Legend 3: Pour Homme in Milan, Italy on April 5, 2014[23] but Szczepkowski withdrew for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by fellow Pole Michal Turynski two days before the fight.[24] Zhuravlev defeated Turynski via majority decision.[25][26][27]


  • Kickboxing
    • 2013 Legend Fighting Show -93 kg tournament champion
    • 2012 K-1 World Grand Prix Final semifinalist
    • 2012 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix Tournament champion
    • 2011 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III champion
    • 2010 KOK World GP 2010 in Moscow champion
    • 2009 W5 (+96 kg) Heavyweight champion.
    • 2009 W5 Grand Prix tournament champion
    • 2009 WBKF European Heavyweight champion (-93 kg)
    • 2009 WBKF World Super Heavyweight champion (+93 kg)
    • 2008 WBKF World Super Heavyweight champion (+93 kg)
    • 2008 WBKF European Super Heavyweight champion (+93 kg)
    • 2007 WBKF European Heavyweight champion (-93 kg)
    • 2007 Gladiators of Ukraine - Lviv K-1 Grand Prix champion
    • 2006 SNG Thaiboxing Heavyweight (91 kg) title
    • 2006 WBKF European Cruiserweight (86 kg) title
    • 2005 SNG (WBKF) Kickboxing Heavyweight champion (-93 kg)
    • 2004 King's Cup at Bangkok, Thailand champion
  • Boxing
    • 2012 Bigger’S Better 13 tournament runner up
    • 2010 Bigger’S Better 1 tournament runner up


Kickboxing record
Boxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pavel Zhuravliov profile". Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  2. ^ Heavyweight Rankings: April 2013
  3. ^ "K-1 WORLD GP 2009 IN SEOUL". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  4. ^ "SuperKombat WGP 3 *RESULTS*". fansofk1. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  5. ^ K-1 Final 16 Matches Unveiled
  6. ^ K-1 WGP Final 16, Finalized Fight Card For This Sunday, October 14
  7. ^ K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 Live Results
  8. ^ SuperKombat Final Elimination, November 10: Fight Card
  9. ^ Superkombat Final Elimination: Live Results
  10. ^ SuperKombat WGP 2012 Final Live Results, Watch Here
  11. ^ K-1 WGP Final 8 Match-Ups
  12. ^ K-1 World Grand Prix 2013 Live Results
  13. ^ K-1 World Grand Prix Final 8 results and LIVE kickboxing coverage from Zagreb, Croatia TODAY (March 15)
  14. ^ "FFC 3: Jurković neutralizirao Catinasa, Delija pregazio Laprakisa" (in Croatian). Profightstore. 19 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Final Fight 3: Igor Jurkovic Defeats Raul Catinas". LiverKick. 19 April 2013. 
  16. ^ Final Fight 06: Gerges vs. Zhuravlev on June 14th
  17. ^ Final Fight 06 Results
  18. ^ FFC 6 Results: Hesdy Gerges Defeats Pavel Zhuravlev, Jurkovic Victorious Against Dzeved Poturak
  19. ^ A Look at the Eclectic LEGEND: Invasion Fight Card
  20. ^ Legend 2: Invasion Live Results
  21. ^ Legend Invasion 2 gifs and results from Moscow
  22. ^ SuperKombat World Grand Prix Final Results
  23. ^ This Promo For LEGEND 3 is Bonkers
  24. ^ Michal Turynski new opponent of the Pavel Zhuravlev on the tournament Legend 3
  25. ^ Weekend Results: LEGEND III
  26. ^ Legend 3 Milan Results
  27. ^ Legend 3: Milan Results – Murthel Groenhart closes show in ruthless fashion

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