|Real name||Siarhei Petrovich Liakhovich|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Reach||189 cm (74 in)|
29 May 1976 |
Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union (now Belarus)
|Wins by KO||16|
Siarhei Petrovich Liakhovich (Belarusian: Сяргей Ляховіч; also Siarhiej Piatrovič Liachovič or Lyakhovich; born 29 May 1976) is a Belarusian former professional boxer who competed from 1998 to 2014, and held the WBO heavyweight title in 2006. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the super-heavyweight division at the 1997 World Championships.
Liakhovich was born in Vitebsk, in the former Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (now Belarus), and represented Belarus at the 1996 Olympic Games. He was a long-time amateur who won a bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships. He amassed a 145–15 record before turning pro in 1998.
Liakhovich won the WBO title from Lamon Brewster on April 1, 2006. Liakhovich was knocked down in the 7th round, but went on to win on points via unanimous decision. He lost the title to Shannon Briggs by technical knockout in the 12th round on November 4, 2006, after being knocked down twice.
On February 16, 2008, Liakhovich lost to Nikolai Valuev by unanimous decision following a one-sided contest. He won his next two fights a first round TKO of Jeremy Bates on November 7, 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany and a 9th round KO of Evans Quinn in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany on May 22, 2010 on the undercard of Chagaev-Meehan.
His manager is Tony Cardinale who engineered his release from Don King Productions and signed him to Main Events.
In February 2014 Liakhovich achieved his first win in four years with a unanimous decision over journeyman Chad Davis.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|33 fights||26 wins||7 losses|
|33||Loss||26–7||Andy Ruiz||UD||10||20 Dec 2014||Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, US||For NABF and WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles|
|32||Win||26–6||Chad Davis||UD||8||22 Feb 2014||Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, US|
|31||Loss||25–6||Deontay Wilder||KO||1 (10), 1:43||9 Aug 2013||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, US||For WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title|
|30||Loss||25–5||Bryant Jennings||RTD||9 (10), 3:00||24 Mar 2012||Aviator Sports and Events Center, New York City, New York, US|
|29||Loss||25–4||Robert Helenius||TKO||9 (12), 0:19||27 Aug 2011||Messe, Erfurt, Germany||For WBA Inter-Continental and WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles|
|28||Win||25–3||Evans Quinn||KO||9 (10), 0:48||22 May 2010||StadtHalle, Rostock, Germany|
|27||Win||24–3||Jeremy Bates||TKO||1 (8), 2:11||7 Nov 2009||Nuremberg Arena, Nuremberg, Germany|
|26||Loss||23–3||Nikolai Valuev||UD||12||16 Feb 2008||Nuremberg Arena, Nuremberg, Germany|
|25||Loss||23–2||Shannon Briggs||TKO||12 (12), 2:59||4 Nov 2006||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona, US||Lost WBO heavyweight title|
|24||Win||23–1||Lamon Brewster||UD||12||1 Apr 2006||Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, US||Won WBO heavyweight title|
|23||Win||22–1||Dominick Guinn||UD||10||3 Dec 2004||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US|
|22||Win||21–1||Onebo Maxime||UD||6||27 Mar 2004||Alltel Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas, US|
|21||Win||20–1||Ron Guerrero||TKO||1 (8)||9 Jan 2004||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, US|
|20||Win||19–1||James Walton||TKO||8 (10), 2:07||27 Sep 2003||HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, US|
|19||Win||18–1||Sione Asipeli||TKO||5 (10)||17 May 2003||Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US|
|18||Win||17–1||Joe Lenhart||TKO||9 (10)||4 Jan 2003||D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., US|
|17||Loss||16–1||Maurice Harris||KO||9 (10), 1:31||1 Jun 2002||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US|
|16||Win||16–0||Friday Ahunanya||UD||12||17 Nov 2001||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, US||Won WBA–NABA heavyweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Ed White||TKO||1||16 Jun 2001||Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, US|
|14||Win||14–0||Sedreck Fields||UD||8||14 Apr 2001||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US|
|13||Win||13–0||Derrell Dixon||MD||6||2 Dec 2000||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, US|
|12||Win||12–0||Bradley Rone||UD||8||29 Aug 2000||Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, US|
|11||Win||11–0||Tracy Wilson||TKO||1 (4), 1:19||12 Aug 2000||Paris Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, US|
|10||Win||10–0||Anthony Curry||KO||1 (6), 1:55||29 Jul 2000||Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, US|
|9||Win||9–0||Everett Martin||UD||8||28 Mar 2000||Prince Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, US|
|8||Win||8–0||Tracy Wilson||TKO||2 (4), 2:16||29 Feb 2000||Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|7||Win||7–0||Donald Macon||TKO||2 (4), 1:42||18 Dec 1999||Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, US|
|6||Win||6–0||Marshall Tillman||KO||4 (4), 0:11||7 Dec 1999||New Orleans, Louisiana, US|
|5||Win||5–0||Larry Wilson||TKO||1 (4), 1:22||4 Dec 1999||The Great Alaskan Bush Company Tent, Phoenix, Arizona, US|
|4||Win||4–0||Isaac Poole||TKO||2 (4), 2:25||27 Aug 1999||Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, US|
|3||Win||3–0||Sergey Tretyakov||TKO||4 (4)||17 Mar 1999||Casino Conti Giant Hall, Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|2||Win||2–0||Alexander Vasiliev||UD||6||30 Jan 1999||Barysaw, Belarus|
|1||Win||1–0||Ihar Sharapau||KO||1 (10), 2:12||25 Dec 1998||Club Aquarium, Minsk, Belarus||Won vacant Belarus heavyweight title;
-  Archived April 5, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Liakhovich beats Brewster in entertaining heavyweight fight". Yahoo! Sports.
- "Briggs takes WBO crown from Liakhovich – USATODAY.com".
- "Home – Live Scores & Latest News – Fox Sports". Fox Sports. 25 February 2016.
- "Deontay Wilder gained another first round stoppage victory on Friday night". Sky Sports. 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
- Professional boxing record for Siarhei Liakhovich from BoxRec
- Siarhei Liakhovich profile at About.com
|Regional boxing titles|
|New title||Belarus heavyweight champion
25 December 1998 – 2001
Title next held byVitali Shkraba
|WBA–NABA heavyweight champion
17 November 2001 – June 2002
Title next held byLance Whitaker
|World boxing titles|
|WBO heavyweight champion
1 April 2006 – 4 November 2006