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Grigory Drozd

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Grigory Drozd is a Russian professional boxer. He is the former WBC cruiserweight champion and a former European cruiserweight champion.

Drozd only fought three amateur fights, winning all of them. His manager is Dietmar Poszwa. Drozd faced Darnell Wilson on July 2, 2009 at the Krylatskoye Sports Palace in Moscow, winning the fight in the tenth round. He fought Michael Simms on February 23, 2008, at the DIVS in Ekaterinburg with an attendance of 25,000 at the stadium. The fight went eight rounds and Drozd won the fight via unanimous decision.

On 6 December 2008, Drozd Fought Rob Calloway for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight title, vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Cruiserweight title and the vacant PABA Cruiserweight title at the circus in Nizhny Novgorod. It was voted Asian Super Fight of the year, with Drozd winning by seventh-round technical knockout. On October 5, 2013, Drozd won the EBU (European) Cruiserweight title in Moscow by defeating Mateusz Masternak via eleventh-round technical knockout.

Drozd retained the title against mandatory challenger Jeremy Ouanna on March 15, 2014, before winning his first world title by defeating Krzysztof Włodarczyk on September 27, 2014, to win the WBC Cruiserweight title.