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Full Name Igor Vysotsky
Date of Birth September 10, 1953
Age 70 years, 6 months, 5 days
Birthplace Yagodnoye
Birth City Magadan Oblast
Country Russia
Horoscope Virgo

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Igor Vysotsky Biography

Igor Vysotsky is one of the most popular and richest Boxer who was born on September 10, 1953 in Yagodnoye, Magadan Oblast, Russia.

Igor Yakovlevich Vysotsky (born 10 September 1953 in Yagodnoye, Magadan Oblast) is a retired Soviet boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980, best known for twice defeating the triple Olympic Champion Teófilo Stevenson, being the only boxer out of more than two hundred Stevenson’s opponents to ever knock him out, though himself never participated in the Olympics. Standing 5 feet 11¼ inches tall, and weighing around 202-213 lbs at his prime, he was the Soviet Heavyweight Champion in 1978, ranked the #1 Soviet heavyweight of the late 1970s from the American standpoint, and had an amateur record of 161–24. Representing the Trud Sports Club, Vysotsky was known and widely recognized for his aggressive style, punching power, stamina and durable chin, having 24 losses in his record he had never experienced any other than standing defeat (never has been knocked down in his career.) While apart of the 1978 he never stepped-up semi-finals at the national championships, being constantly outpointed by technically skilled opponents, his unorthodox style and mentioned strengths counted for he always was chosen to compete versus U.S. heavyweights in the USA–USSR match-ups, presenting a considerable level of opposition when it came to trading punches.

Igor Vysotsky was born to a family of exile settlers. His father Yakov Antonovich Vysotsky, a Soviet Jew, also an amateur boxer, was a Soviet Naval Infantryman, serving with the Red Navy, fought the Germans during the World War II, after being severely wounded he was taken a prisoner of war. It was rumored that while being stationed at a POW camp, he was used as a human-dummy sparring partner for the German Heavyweight Champion Max Schmeling. He tried to escape several times, his ninth escape attempt was successful, however, Yakov Vysotsky was moved to a Soviet filtration camp, and then to the Far Eastern part of the USSR, to a GULAG camp at Kolyma, where he met Meeta Joganovna Suve, an exiled Estonian woman, whom he married, and she became mother of Igor Vysotsky. From the age of six, Igor has been trained daily by Yakov Antonovich, who became a mentor for his son. Igor Vysotsky went to a gym at 12 years old, weighing 163 lbs. He lost at his debut at the 1966 Magadan city championship.

His prime years were in the mid-1970s, by November 1975 Vysotsky has won 98 amateur fights against just 13 losses. All of his losses by that time have been against other Soviet fighters, he said. Curiosity of the situation in 1975, when he became the top-ranked heavyweight amateur boxer in the world acclaimed by AIBA, highly touted by the Western press, the signs in front of the Madison Square Garden all hailed his coming to the United States, but oddly enough, the Soviet boxing authorities named the #1 heavyweight boxer in the USSR Yevgeniy Gorstkov, who has met Vysotsky once and stopped him on cuts. Gorstkov modestly said his victory over Vysotsky was luck. “Anybody can win any given fight. This time, I just had the luck.” And as Vysotsky never has been knocked down, but the Russians admit he has a tendency to cut. Both his eyes are surrounded by scar tissue, which some have suggested should be removed by surgery. But Gorstkov, a 25-year-old veteran with a 120–17 record in an eight-year career, is relatively unmarked. “Everybody has a different opinion about how to fight Vysotsky. But you have to see him to really know how to fight him,” Gorstkov said.

NameIgor Vysotsky
First NameIgor
Last NameVysotsky
OccupationBoxer
BirthdaySeptember 10
Birth Year1953
Place of BirthYagodnoye
Home TownMagadan Oblast
Birth CountryRussia
Birth SignVirgo
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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The first nation-wide boxing event for Igor Vysotsky was a matchup in Alma-Ata in 1971. In 1972 he won silver at the Soviet Youth Boxing Tournament in Moscow. In 1973 he entered his first international boxing event.

Igor Vysotsky Net Worth

Igor Vysotsky is one of the richest Boxer from Russia. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Igor Vysotsky's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeBoxer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
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I fought Teofilo twice. We first met at the “Córdova Cardín” tournament in 1973 in Cuba. I took the first two opponents, both being Cuban, out early. In the third, I beat Stevenson on points. Although the score was 3:2, the pace of the fight forced Teofilo to take two necessary breaks to retie his gloves. We had a saying in the USSR, “It’s easier to win the World championships than it is to win ‘Córdova Cardín’.” The second time was at a class A International tournament in Minsk, in March 1976. In each stanza, Stevenson took a count, while in the final three minutes, I knocked him out.

VI Giraldo Córdova Cardín Tournament (+81 kg), Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, July 1973:

Igor Vysotsky's Height & Physical Stats

Igor Vysotsky height 5 ft 11 in Igor weight 202  lbs & body measurements will update soon.

Height5 ft 11 in
Weight202  lbs
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
Eye ColorNot Available
Hair ColorNot Available
Feet/Shoe SizeNot Available

Usov Memorial Tournament (+81 kg), Minsk, Belarus SSR, October 1971:

Dutch Open (+81 kg), Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 1974:

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Vysotsky’s first bout with Stevenson was in July 1973, he defeated Teófilo by a 3–2 decision. Their second and final meeting was in April 1976. Vysotsky stopped Stevenson in the third round.

Interesting Facts about Igor Vysotsky

  1. Igor Vysotsky was a Soviet boxer born in 1953.
  2. He had an impressive professional boxing record.
  3. Vysotsky won multiple national and international boxing championships.
  4. He competed in the heavyweight division throughout his career.
  5. Vysotsky was known for his powerful punches and aggressive style.
  6. He achieved numerous knockouts during his boxing matches.
  7. Vysotsky retired from professional boxing in 1985.
  8. After retiring, he became a respected coach and mentor to young boxers.
  9. Vysotsky passed away in 2023, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the sport of boxing.
  10. His dedication and skill made him one of the most celebrated Soviet boxers of his time.

Facts & Trivia

Igor Ranked on the list of most popular Boxer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Russia. Igor Vysotsky celebrates birthday on September 10 of every year.

Black Diamonds Tournament (+81 kg), Katowice, Poland, June 1974:

Key Events

  1. Igor Yakovlevich Vysotsky (10 September 1953 – 2 April 2023) was a Soviet boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980, best known for twice defeating the triple Olympic Champion Teófilo Stevenson, being the only boxer out of more than two hundred Stevenson's opponents to ever knock him out, though he himself never participated in the Olympics..

  2. He lost at his debut at the 1966 Magadan city championship. .

  3. His prime years were in the mid-1970s, by November 1975 Vysotsky has won 98 amateur fights against just 13 losses..

  4. The first nation-wide boxing event for Igor Vysotsky was a matchup in Alma-Ata in 1971..

  5. In 1972 he won silver at the Soviet Youth Boxing Tournament in Moscow..

  6. In 1973 he entered his first international boxing event. .

  7. Vysotsky's first bout with Stevenson was in July 1973, he defeated the Cuban boxer in a 3–2 decision..

  8. We first met at the “Córdova Cardín” tournament in 1973 in Cuba..

  9. Curiosity of the situation in 1975, when he became the top-ranked heavyweight amateur boxer in the world acclaimed by AIBA, highly touted by the Western press, the signs in front of the Madison Square Garden all hailed his coming to the United States, but oddly enough, the Soviet boxing authorities named the #1 heavyweight boxer in the USSR Yevgeniy Gorstkov, who has met Vysotsky once and stopped him on cuts..

  10. We had a saying in the USSR, “It’s easier to win the World championships than it is to win ‘Córdova Cardín’.” The second time was at a class A International tournament in Minsk, in March 1976..

  11. Shortly before the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Vysotsky was badly cut in a sparring session, which prevented his participation in the Olympics (bloody cuts were a chief problem for Vysotsky throughout his career due to the anatomic features of his massive brow ridges, resulting in a number of referee-stopped contests)..

  12. In 1976, he stopped future WBA Heavyweight Champion Tony Tubbs in two rounds..

  13. Their second and final meeting was in April 1976..

  14. Standing 5 feet 11¼ inches tall, and weighing around 202-213 lbs at his prime, he was the Soviet Heavyweight Champion in 1978, ranked the #1 Soviet heavyweight of the late 1970s from the American standpoint, and had an amateur record of 161–24..

  15. In June 1978, Muhammad Ali went on a ten-day to the Soviet Union..

  16. While apart from 1978 he never stepped-up to semi-finals at the national championships, being constantly outpointed by technically skilled opponents, his unorthodox style and mentioned strengths counted, for he always was chosen to compete versus U..

  17. Jimmy Clark, an American heavyweight from West Chester, Pa., who once defeated Vysotsky, challenged Stevenson three times in 1978 in 1980, said: "If Vysotsky can do it, so can I," but did not succeed..

  18. Vysotsky's last fight was at the 1980 National Championships..