Vyacheslav Senchenko (Ukrainian: В'ячеслав Сенченко, IPA: [wjɐtʃeˈslɑu̯ ˈsɛntʃenko]; born 12 April 1977) is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2015, and held the WBA welterweight title from 2009 to 2012.
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Reach||178 cm (70 in)|
|Born||12 April 1977|
Kremenchuk, Ukrainian SSR,
Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
|Wins by KO||25|
Senchenko made his professional debut in July 2002 and by his fourth bout won the WBC CIS and Slovenian Boxing Bureau (CISBB) welterweight title, a title he defended against Dzmitri Kashkan February 2003 and that September against Russian Evgeny Ershov.
On April 8, 2004, Senchenko won the IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title, stopping Aliaksandr Shnip after just three rounds in Donetsk. He went on to defend four times in the next year and a half, with defeats of Bagaza Mwambene, Cesar Alberto Leiva, Arthur Nowak and French champion Brice Faradji.
At the start of 2006, Senchencko now unbeaten at 16-0 with 11 knockouts moved away from the Inter-Continental title and faced Kazakh, Assan Seksenbayev for the IBF International welterweight title. Senchenko once again emerged victorious in front of his home crowd in the Druzhba Arena in Donetsk. That September he defended at Druzhba once more with a TKO win over Stephane Benito. In November professionally fought outside of Eastern Europe for the first time, going to Monaco to defeat Italian Vincenzo Finzi on the undercard of a Roman Greenberg bout.
His high activity with Union Boxing Promotions continued. Just the next month he was back in Donetsk to fight for add the EBU-EE (European External European Union) welterweight title to his collection against Giorgi Ungiadze. Now somewhat of a permanent fixture at the Druzhba, Senchenko defended this title there four more times in 2007. The last of the year came against fellow Ukrainian Viktor Sydorenko, in a fight also for the WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title. Sydorenko's corner threw in the towel in the third, adding yet another second rate international title to Senchenkos repertoire.
In 2008 he would defend the WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title three more times at the Druzhba, with wins against Stuart Elwell, EBU champion Frederic Klose and Brazilian Adonisio Francisco Reges. After this success, the WBA ranked him 3rd in the world, putting him in path for a World Championship bout.
WBA welterweight championEdit
In 2009 Senchenko finally got the chance to fight for a world title. On April 10, 2009 he would face fellow Ukrainian and WBA World champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko. This was a landmark bout, as for the first time in almost twenty years since paid boxing made its entrance into the former Soviet Union, two local fighters would clash against each other for the legitimate world championship in their Homeland. Both fighters went into the bout unbeaten and with 28 wins. In a hard fought bout Senchenko dominated on the judges cards and won by Unanimous decision after 12 rounds.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|39 fights||37 wins||2 losses|
|39||Win||37–2||Sergei Melis||KO||5 (8), 2:11||17 Jul 2015||ACCO International Exhibition Center, Kiev, Ukraine|
|38||Win||36–2||Laszlo Toth||UD||8||22 Nov 2014||TEC Terminal Ice Arena, Brovary, Ukraine|
|37||Win||35–2||Vitaliy Charkin||TKO||2 (8), 2:48||24 Jan 2014||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|36||Loss||34–2||Kell Brook||TKO||4 (12), 2:57||26 Oct 2013||Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England|
|35||Win||34–1||Carlos Adán Jerez||TKO||4 (10), 2:50||24 Aug 2013||Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|34||Win||33–1||Ricky Hatton||KO||9 (10), 2:52||24 Nov 2012||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England|
|33||Loss||32–1||Paulie Malignaggi||TKO||9 (12), 1:10||29 Apr 2012||Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Lost WBA welterweight title|
|32||Win||32–0||Marco Antonio Avendaño||TKO||6 (12), 2:38||26 Aug 2011||Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained WBA welterweight title|
|31||Win||31–0||Charlie Navarro||UD||12||30 Aug 2010||Lenin Square, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained WBA welterweight title|
|30||Win||30–0||Motoki Sasaki||UD||12||3 Oct 2009||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|29||Win||29–0||Yuriy Nuzhnenko||UD||12||10 Apr 2009||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Won vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|28||Win||28–0||Adonisio Francisco Reges||TKO||4 (12), 1:57||29 Nov 2008||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|27||Win||27–0||Frederic Klose||UD||12||8 July 2008||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|26||Win||26–0||Stuart Elwell||TKO||2 (12)||25 Mar 2008||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|25||Win||25–0||Viktor Sydorenko||TKO||3 (12)||15 Dec 2007||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained European Union External welterweight title;|
Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title
|24||Win||24–0||Safo Boboradjabov||TKO||5 (8)||19 Oct 2007||Sergey Bubka School of Olympic Reserve, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|23||Win||23–0||Zoran Didanovic||KO||1 (12)||21 Aug 2007||Lenin Square, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained European Union External welterweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Volodymyr Khodakovskyy||UD||12||17 Apr 2007||State Circus, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained European Union External welterweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Andrey Yeskin||KO||6 (12)||9 Mar 2007||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained European Union External welterweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Giorgi Ungiadze||UD||12||23 Dec 2006||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Won vacant European Union External welterweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Vincenzo Finzi||KO||2 (8)||4 Nov 2006||Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|18||Win||18–0||Stephane Benito||TKO||7 (12), 0:30||21 Jul 2006||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained IBF International welterweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Assan Seksenbayev||UD||12||28 Feb 2006||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Won vacant IBF International welterweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Sergey Zemnevich||UD||8||3 Dec 2005||Sports Palace Yunost, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|15||Win||15–0||Arthur Nowak||KO||2 (12)||10 Sep 2005||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Denys Zhyvilo||KO||2 (10)||29 Jun 2005||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|13||Win||13–0||Oleg Krutko||TKO||3 (8), 1:17||22 May 2005||Sergey Bubka School of Olympic Reserve, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|12||Win||12–0||Brice Faradji||UD||12||14 Jan 2005||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Cesar Alberto Leiva||UD||12||22 Sep 2004||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Bagaza Mwambene||TKO||4 (12)||23 Jun 2004||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Aliaksandr Shnip||RTD||3 (12), 3:00||8 Apr 2004||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine||Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Artur Drinaj||KO||2 (8), 2:40||12 Dec 2003||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|7||Win||7–0||Evgeny Ershov||KO||1 (10)||12 Sep 2003||Sports Palace Yunost, Donetsk, Ukraine||Retained WBC–CISBB welterweight title|
|6||Win||6–0||Batyr Bekov||KO||3 (8), 0:48||1 Jul 2003||Sports Palace Yunost, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|5||Win||5–0||Dzmitri Kashkan||TKO||8 (10)||22 Feb 2003||Circus, Kharkiv, Ukraine||Retained WBC–CISBB welterweight title|
|4||Win||4–0||Yuriy Tsybenko||TKO||6 (10)||21 Dec 2002||Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia||Won vacant WBC–CISBB welterweight title|
|3||Win||3–0||Tigran Saribekyan||TKO||1 (6), 2:45||29 Nov 2002||Circus, Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|2||Win||2–0||Mukhamed Shikov||UD||6||5 Oct 2002||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine|
|1||Win||1–0||Abdumanon Qurbonov||TKO||2 (4)||15 Jun 2002||Druzhba Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine|
- Schmidt, Erik (11 April 2009). "Senchenko Defeats Nuzhnenko, Wins WBA Welterweight Title". Boxing News 24. Retrieved 30 October 2014.