Kickboxer who has risen to fame as the K-1 Super Middleweight Champion after winning the title in June 2017. At the conclusion of 2018, he was ranked the #6 lightweight kickboxer in the world by Combat Press.
He began practicing Muay Thai at age 10 for self defense. He turned professional after 207 amateur fights.
He won the 2017 K-1 World GP super middleweight championship tournament. He was previously the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) Pro World K-1 Rules Super Welterweight champion in 2016.
While born in Gardabani, Georgia, he moved with his family to Belarus at age 1.
He and Peter Aerts have both risen to prominence as K-1 champions.