Vyacheslav Senchenko

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Vyacheslav Senchenko
В'ячеслав Сенченко
Statistics
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Reach 178 cm (70 in)
Nationality Ukrainian
Born (1977-04-12) 12 April 1977 (age 40)
Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast,
Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 37
Wins by KO 25
Losses 2

Vyacheslav Senchenko (Ukrainian: В'ячеслав Сенченко, IPA: [βjɐt͡ʃeˈslɑu̯ ˈsɛnt͡ʃenko]; born 12 April 1977) is a Ukrainian professional boxer who held the WBA welterweight title from 2009 to 2012.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Senchenko represented Ukraine at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, competing in the light welterweight division and losing in the round of 16.

Professional career[edit]

Senchenko made his professional debut in July 2002 and by his fourth bout won the WBC CIS and Slovenian Boxing Bureau (CISBB) welterweight title, a title he defended against Dzmitri Kashkan February 2003 and that September against Russian Evgeny Ershov.

On April 8, 2004, Senchenko won the IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title, stopping Aliaksandr Shnip after just three rounds in Donetsk. He went on to defend four times in the next year and a half, with defeats of Bagaza Mwambene, Cesar Alberto Leiva, Arthur Nowak and French champion Brice Faradji.

At the start of 2006, Senchencko now unbeaten at 16-0 with 11 knockouts moved away from the Inter-Continental title and faced Kazakh, Assan Seksenbayev for the IBF International welterweight title. Senchenko once again emerged victorious in front of his home crowd in the Druzhba Arena in Donetsk. That September he defended at Druzhba once more with a TKO win over Stephane Benito. In November professionally fought outside of Eastern Europe for the first time, going to Monaco to defeat Italian Vincenzo Finzi on the undercard of a Roman Greenberg bout.

His high activity with Union Boxing Promotions continued. Just the next month he was back in Donetsk to fight for add the EBU-EE (European External European Union) welterweight title to his collection against Giorgi Ungiadze. Now somewhat of a permanent fixture at the Druzhba, Senchenko defended this title there four more times in 2007. The last of the year came against fellow Ukrainian Viktor Sydorenko, in a fight also for the WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title. Sydorenko's corner threw in the towell in the third, adding yet another second rate international title to Senchenkos repertoire.

In 2008 he would defend the WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title three more times at the Druzhba, with wins against Stuart Elwell, EBU champion Frederic Klose and Brazilian Adonisio Francisco Reges. After this success, the WBA ranked him 3rd in the world, putting him in path for a World Championship bout.[2]

WBA welterweight champion[edit]

In 2009 Senchenko finally got the chance to fight for a world title. On April 10, 2009 he would face fellow Ukrainian and WBA World champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko. This was a landmark bout, as for the first time in almost twenty years since paid boxing made its entrance into the former Soviet Union, two local fighters would clash against each other for the legitimate world championship in their Homeland.[3] Both fighters went into the bout unbeaten and with 28 wins. In a hard fought bout Senchenko dominated on the judges cards and won by Unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
39 fights 37 wins 2 losses
By knockout 25 2
By decision 12 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
39 Win 37–2 Sergei Melis KO 5 (8), 2:11 17 Jul 2015 ACCO International Exhibition Center, Kiev, Ukraine
38 Win 36–2 Laszlo Toth UD 8 22 Nov 2014 TEC Terminal Ice Arena, Brovary, Ukraine
37 Win 35–2 Vitaliy Charkin TKO 2 (8), 2:48 24 Jan 2014 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
36 Loss 34–2 Kell Brook TKO 4 (12), 2:57 26 Oct 2013 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England
35 Win 34–1 Carlos Adán Jerez TKO 4 (10), 2:50 24 Aug 2013 Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
34 Win 33–1 Ricky Hatton KO 9 (10), 2:52 24 Nov 2012 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
33 Loss 32–1 Paulie Malignaggi TKO 9 (12), 1:10 29 Apr 2012 Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Lost WBA welterweight title
32 Win 32–0 Marco Antonio Avendaño TKO 6 (12), 2:38 26 Aug 2011 Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained WBA welterweight title
31 Win 31–0 Charlie Navarro UD 12 30 Aug 2010 Lenin Square, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained WBA welterweight title
30 Win 30–0 Motoki Sasaki UD 12 3 Oct 2009 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained WBA (Regular) welterweight title
29 Win 29–0 Yuriy Nuzhnenko UD 12 10 Apr 2009 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Won vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight title
28 Win 28–0 Adonisio Francisco Reges TKO 4 (12), 1:57 29 Nov 2008 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title
27 Win 27–0 Frederic Klose UD 12 8 July 2008 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title
26 Win 26–0 Stuart Elwell TKO 2 (12) 25 Mar 2008 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title
25 Win 25–0 Viktor Sydorenko TKO 3 (12) 15 Dec 2007 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained European Union External welterweight title;
Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title
24 Win 24–0 Safo Boboradjabov TKO 5 (8) 19 Oct 2007 Sergey Bubka School of Olympic Reserve, Donetsk, Ukraine
23 Win 23–0 Zoran Didanovic KO 1 (12) 21 Aug 2007 Lenin Square, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained European Union External welterweight title
22 Win 22–0 Volodymyr Khodakovskyy UD 12 17 Apr 2007 State Circus, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained European Union External welterweight title
21 Win 21–0 Andrey Yeskin KO 6 (12) 9 Mar 2007 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained European Union External welterweight title
20 Win 20–0 Giorgi Ungiadze UD 12 23 Dec 2006 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Won vacant European Union External welterweight title
19 Win 19–0 Vincenzo Finzi KO 2 (8) 4 Nov 2006 Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
18 Win 18–0 Stephane Benito TKO 7 (12), 0:30 21 Jul 2006 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained IBF International welterweight title
17 Win 17–0 Assan Seksenbayev UD 12 28 Feb 2006 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Won vacant IBF International welterweight title
16 Win 16–0 Sergey Zemnevich UD 8 3 Dec 2005 Sports Palace Yunost, Donetsk, Ukraine
15 Win 15–0 Arthur Nowak KO 2 (12) 10 Sep 2005 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 Denys Zhyvilo KO 2 (10) 29 Jun 2005 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
13 Win 13–0 Oleg Krutko TKO 3 (8), 1:17 22 May 2005 Sergey Bubka School of Olympic Reserve, Donetsk, Ukraine
12 Win 12–0 Brice Faradji UD 12 14 Jan 2005 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title
11 Win 11–0 Cesar Alberto Leiva UD 12 22 Sep 2004 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title
10 Win 10–0 Bagaza Mwambene TKO 4 (12) 23 Jun 2004 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title
9 Win 9–0 Aliaksandr Shnip RTD 3 (12), 3:00 8 Apr 2004 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title
8 Win 8–0 Artur Drinaj KO 2 (8), 2:40 12 Dec 2003 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
7 Win 7–0 Evgeny Ershov KO 1 (10) 12 Sep 2003 Sports Palace Yunost, Donetsk, Ukraine Retained WBC–CISBB welterweight title
6 Win 6–0 Batyr Bekov KO 3 (8), 0:48 1 Jul 2003 Sports Palace Yunost, Donetsk, Ukraine
5 Win 5–0 Dzmitri Kashkan TKO 8 (10) 22 Feb 2003 Circus, Kharkiv, Ukraine Retained WBC–CISBB welterweight title
4 Win 4–0 Yuriy Tsybenko TKO 6 (10) 21 Dec 2002 Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia Won vacant WBCCISBB welterweight title
3 Win 3–0 Tigran Saribekyan TKO 1 (6), 2:45 29 Nov 2002 Circus, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2 Win 2–0 Mukhamed Shikov UD 6 5 Oct 2002 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
1 Win 1–0 Abdumanon Qurbonov TKO 2 (4) 15 Jun 2002 Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Maxim Nesterenko
WBCCISBB welterweight champion
21 December 2002 – April 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Rozalin Nasibulin
Vacant
Title last held by
Sergey Stepkin
IBF Inter-Continental welterweight champion
8 April 2004 – April 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Luciano Abis
Vacant
Title last held by
Luciano Abis
IBF Inter-Continental welterweight champion
10 September 2005 – January 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Cristian De Martinis
Vacant
Title last held by
Michele Orlando
IBF International welterweight champion
28 February 2006 – March 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Giammario Grassellini
Vacant
Title last held by
Giammario Grassellini
IBF International welterweight champion
21 July 2006 – August 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Emanuele Della Rosa
New title European Union External welterweight champion
23 December 2006 – March 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Alexey Evchenko
Vacant
Title last held by
Yuriy Nuzhnenko
WBA Inter-Continental welterweight champion
15 December 2007 – 10 April 2009
Won world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Stefano Castellucci
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Yuriy Nuzhnenko
as Regular champion
WBA welterweight champion
Regular title until 22 May 2010
10 April 2009 – 29 April 2012
Succeeded by
Paulie Malignaggi