Nikolai Valuev – sport career, political career film actor...
Nikolai Valuev is a former Russian professional boxer. Valuev is a former two-time WBA world heavyweight boxing champion, and the current record holder as the largest boxer ever to win a world title.
Valuev became a professional fighter in 1993. His pro debut was a second-round knockout of American John Morton.
He achieved the Russian heavyweight title in 1999, the PABA title in 2000, and the WBA Inter-Continental title in 2004.
Valuev propelled himself into a position to fight for a world title with victories over Bob Mirovic, Otis Tisdale, Paolo Vidoz, Gerald Nobles, Attila Levin, and Clifford Etienne.
Professional boxing record
By knockout 34
By knockout 0
No contests 1
Born: August 21, 1973 (age 41), Saint Petersburg, Russia
Weight: 150 kg
Height: 2.11 m
Spouse: Galina Valueva
Parents: Sergey Valuev
Children: Grisha Valuev, Irina Valueva
Valuev announced his retirement from boxing in a Russian newspaper three days after the loss to Haye on 10 November 2009.
In 2010 Valuev have had serious bone and joint problems. Valuev undergo two operations that required several months on the side-lines.
Valuev confirmed in 2013 that medical advice was one of the reasons he is not planning to make a comeback in boxing
Nikolai Valuev – where is he now?
In 2009, Nikolai Valuev, together with a group of coaches, created "Nikolay Valuev Boxing School" with offices in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast.
In December 2011 Russian parliamentary election he became a member of Duma through the United Russia Party. Currently he is concentrating on his work in the Russian Parlament.
Valuev's first role in a film was a cameo appearance in the German film 7 Zwerge – Der Wald ist nicht genug in 2006.
In 2008 Valuev played the main role in the film Stonehead by Philip Yankovskiy, playing an ex-boxer who lost his memory. The film took the main prize at the film festival "Window to Europe".
Nikolai Valuev in a children's movie ‘The old clock’ (2011) is starring himself.
"According to the plot of the film there is the magical clock that fulfil childrens fondest dreams. One of the boys Sanya dreams of boxing, and Nikolay Valuev – his idol... So the boy meets Nikolay Valuev.
He also participated in such films:
The game with no rules (2003), the 7 Dwarfs: And the whole forest is small (2006), noggin Stone (2008) and Way (2009, the role of a prisoner nicknamed The Beast).
In the famous TV show ‘Fort Boyard’ Valuev acted as host for the participating teams.
|Nikolai Valuev and his wife Galina.|