- Defeated Douglas Otieno by a second-round KO to win the vacant NABA USA Light Heavyweight Championship on July 29, 2011.
- Defeated Roman Simakov by a seventh-round TKO to win the WBC Asian Boxing Council Light Heavyweight Championship on December 5, 2011. Simakov died three days later as a result of the injuries he sustained in the fight.
- Defeated Nathan Cleverly by a fourth-round TKO to win the WBO World Light Heavyweight Championship on August 17, 2013.
- Defeated Bernard Hopkins by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision to win the IBF World Light Heavyweight Championship and the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship on November 8, 2014.
- Named 2014 Fighter of the Year by The Ring Magazine.
- Has a record of 9-2 (7 KOs) in world championship fights.
- Has a record of 5-2 (4 KOs) against former or current world champions.
|Height:||6'0" / 183cm|
|Reach:||72 1/2" / 184cm|
|Residence:||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA|
|Birth Place:||Kopeysk, Russia|