Tallest and heaviest Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev was born 21 August 1973, in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia. The outstanding Russian sportsman Nikolai Valuev, currently retired professional boxer, formerly was a two-time WBA heavyweight champion. In 2005 Valuev became the tallest (7’1 or 2.16 m) and heaviest (323lbs) WBA heavyweight champion in boxing history. Valuev announced his retirement in 2009. Nikolai Valuev has been defeated only twice – by Russian boxer Chagaev and English professional boxer David Haye.
Russian giant Nikolai Valuev is also known as the “Beast from the East”. The famous Russian boxer is a very popular public person in Russia. He has become a successful businessman, politician (MP), writer, film actor. Valuev has become the author of the book “My 12 Rounds”, with co-authorship of prominent Russian sports journalist Konstantin Osipov. Nikolai received an award from the government of St. Petersburg for this book. In 2009 Nikolai, together with a group of coaches, created “Nikolay Valuev Boxing School”.
The list of movies he was involved as an actor: Antique Clock (2011), The Way (2009) as beast, Rock Head (2008) as Yegor Golovin ‘Stone Head’, 7 Dwarfs: And a few of the forest (2006), Fair Game (mini-series, 2004)
In his private life Nikolai is happily married to his wife Galina, with whom he has three children: a daughter and two sons.
Tallest and heaviest Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev