2. Nikolai Valuev – Boxing
What Andre the Giant is to opponents inside the wrestling ring, Nikolai “The Russian Giant” Valuev is inside the boxing ring.
The toll that wrestling takes on the body is no joke, but stepping in the ring with Valuev means prepping to take punches from a 7’0”, 328 lb behemoth.
Yeah, that’s a hard pass.
Don’t think that Valuev was simply a gimmick for spectators to gawk at; this big man had some serious power behind his punch.
The hard-hitting heavyweight holds a remarkable 50-2 record and is the tallest, heaviest world champion to date.
That’s right, Valuev was a WBA champion with some big time Ws under his belt, like his last career win against Evander Holyfield.