As of to date, the tallest Heavyweight Champion is the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion, Nicolay Valuev who measures at 2.13 m(7 ft) tall and weighs 150 kg (330 lb). Nicknamed the "Beast of the East" he is the reigning two-time WBA Heavyweight Boxing champion. Born on August 21, 1973, in Leningrad. He is of Russian descent, but he also had a Tatar grandfather.He wooed his wife, Galya, with poetry that he composed himself. He has two young children, a son and a daughter. He hunts deer, ducks and wild boar and goes fishing with his son. In his professional boxing career Valuev has been defeated only once - by Ruslan Chagaev.