Taras Bidenko

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Real name

Taras Bidenko

Rated at

Heavyweight

Nationality

Ukrainian

Birth date

8 February 1980 (1980-02-08) (age 28)

Birth place

Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Stance

Orthodox

Boxing record
Total fights

26

Wins

24

Wins by KO

12

Losses

2

Draws

0

No contests

0

Taras Bidenko born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union is a German based professional boxer who fights in the heavyweight division.[1]

Professional career

Bidenko boxed as an amateur before turning professional in June 2000, winning his first fight in Mariupol, Ukraine, in which Bidenko beat Kiev fighter Stanislav Tomkatchov on the undercard of a Alexander Gurov fight.

In only his fourth professional fight, Bidenko fought Nikolay Valuev in July 2002 in Seoul, South Korea for the Pan Asia PABA Heavyweight Title. Valuev at the time had a record of 28-0 and had vastly more experience than Bidenko at the time and Valuev won the fight on points over twelve rounds.

He later moved to Germany where he lost his second fight to hard-punching Vladimir Virchis by late KO (he was leading at that point) but beat amateur star Alex Mazikin and several clubfighters like George Arias and Cisse Salif. In 2008 he outpointed respected Michael Sprott.