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|Sergey Viktorovich Kobozev|
|Real name||Sergey Viktorovich Kobozev|
July 20, 1964|
Kostroma, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||November 8, 1995
Livingston, New Jersey
|Wins by KO||18|
Kobozev's ring record was 22 wins and 1 loss in 23 professional outings.
Kobozev disappeared in November 1995, just 2 weeks after losing a close split decision for the WBC Cruiserweight title, his very first career loss.
The mystery surrounding his death was solved when his bones were found by the FBI in March 1999 in the backyard of the Russian Mafia's #2: Alexander Spitchenko in Livingston, New Jersey, United States where his body was buried in a shallow grave.
Kobozev was allegedly murdered by two reputed Russian mobsters, Alexander Nosov and Vasiliy Ermichine.  Natan Gozman, a third defendant charged in the murder, remained a fugitive until February 2005, when he was arrested in Poland and extradited to New York, where he awaits trial.
Prosecutors said that the Russian mob allegedly turned against Kobozev because he worked as a part-time security guard at a Brooklyn restaurant from which Nosov was ejected after a fight with a musician. Several days after the fight, the defendants and a third member of the gang unexpectedly encountered Kobozev at a car repair shop, where they confronted him about the fight before Nosov shot him, authorities said. Still alive, Kobozev was put in a jeep and driven to the Livingston, N.J., home of a high-ranking member of the crime group, where his neck was broken by Ermichine after Kobozev asked to be taken to a hospital, prosecutors said.
Professional boxing record
|22 Wins (18 knockouts, 4 decisions), 1 Loss (1 decision) |
|Loss||18-1-1||Marcelo Fabian Dominguez||SD||12||24/10/1995||Palais Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine||WBC World Cruiserweight Title. 113-116, 113-115, 116-115.|
|Win||10-8||Art Bayliss||TKO||6||24/06/1995||Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||20-9-3||Dale Jackson||TKO||2||29/03/1995||New York City|
|Win||7-7-1||Doug "Dig-em-Up" Davis||TKO||8||17/12/1994||Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Referee stopped the bout at 1:35 of the eighth round.|
|Win||24-6||"Boxing" Andrew Maynard||TKO||10||27/08/1994||Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida||IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:37 of the tenth round.|
|Win||25-2-1||Robert Daniels||RTD||8||30/06/1994||Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey||IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title. Daniels did not come out for the eighth round.|
|Win||11-16-2||Eddie Curry||KO||1||13/04/1994||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Win||14-0||John Ruiz||SD||10||12/08/1993||Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi||95-97, 96-94, 98-94.|
|Win||14-25-2||Danny Wofford||UD||8||21/05/1993||Uniondale, New York|
|Win||10-6-2||Ken Jackson||TKO||2||21/03/1993||Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||2-1-1||Kevin "The Monster" Parker||UD||6||24/01/1993||Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey||59-54, 59-55, 59-54.|
|Win||5-3||Kelvin Beatty||TKO||3||10/12/1992||Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||4-4-1||Doug "Dig-em-Up" Davis||TKO||4||23/10/1992||Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania|
|Win||8-10-3||Carl Lee Wilson||TKO||2||25/09/1992||Catskill, New York|
|Win||4-2||Dwayne Hall||TKO||2||14/08/1992||Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||6-5||Howard "Butch" Kelly||RTD||3||01/07/1992||Brooklyn, New York||Kelly did not come out for the fourth round.|
|Win||1-3-1||Frank Dupree||UD||6||20/06/1991||Parsippany, New Jersey|
|Win||--||Alexander Mitrofanov||KO||7||17/02/1991||Grozny||USSR Cruiserweight Title.|