Nicolai Valuev's Height
6ft 11 (210.8 cm)
Russian Heavyweight Boxer. The Beast from the East.
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Average Guess (37 Votes)
6ft 10.93in (210.6cm)
said on 13/May/20
6’10 ~ 2.08m would be my guess
Rowan Brearley said on 24/Apr/20
His huge stature and physical presence makes him seem taller than he is. Next to Haye who I think is 6 ft 2 or maybe a slight bit less, he seems 7 or 8 inches bigger than him maximum based off where Haye reaches on his head, taking into account Valuev’s massive head. It is a typical boxing move to add 2 or 3 inches to your height.
6 ft 10 is my guess. Probably 6 ft 10.5 peak.
said on 22/Feb/20
Maybe 6'10" Valuev w/ listed 7'1" Stanislav Dineykin... Click Here
Shane Gray said on 26/Sep/19
@Sotiris: your photos indicate Kirill is at least a solid to strong 6'4". Where are you getting 6'3" from?
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said on 18/Jun/19
Rob how big do you think Valuev’s head is ?
Got to be 11 inch range
said on 2/Jun/19
Valuev not standing straight w/ 6'1" Holyfield... Click Here
Holyfield w/ maybe 7'0.5" Roy Hibbert (not standing straight)... Click Here
Holyfield and a fan... Click Here
Same fan w/ Khali (much closer to camera)... Click Here
Same fan and Shaq (not standing straight)... Click Here
said on 1/Jun/19
W/ 6'2" David Haye, fact... Click Here
vs. LOL fiction... Click Here
Maybe 6'3" Kirill Sarychev (listed 6'6") and maybe 6'10" Valuev... Click Here
Kirill and 6'3" Zydrunas Savickas... Click Here
Kirill and maybe 6'7.5" Hafthor... Click Here
W/ maybe 6'0.5" Denis Cyplenkov... Click Here
Valuev and Cyplenkov... Click Here
Valuev w/ maybe 6'4" Attila Levin... Click Here
Valuev w/ 6'6.5" Vitali Klitschko... Click Here
Valuev and 5'6" Putin... Click Here
Putin and maybe 6'7" Mikahil Prokhorov (listed 6'9")... Click Here
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Prokhorov w/ 6'6" Paul Pierce, and 6'11" Kevin Garnett... Click Here
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Prokhorov and 6'11.5" Brook Lopez... Click Here
Valuev doesn't even look 6'10" in some pics, here w/ 6'1" Evander Holyfield Click Here
as opposed to this... Click Here
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Go back and look at the pic of maybe 6'2" Jason Kidd next to 6'11" Garnett and compare that to Valuev and Holyfield or Cyplenkov... Garnett looks 100% taller to me. Am I crazy or is this guy not even 6'10", let alone 6'11"? This guy can look as low as 6'9".
mohammad said on 23/Dec/18
A 6 foot 11 inch .
said on 27/May/18
How tall he looked if Seagal was still 6ft4? Click Here
Maybe 6 inches, though is he standing as tall? Maybe not quite.
PoorKid said on 22/Apr/18
His son just turned 16 and he claims 184cm(6'05)
i think he can grow up to 190-2cm, but more? I don't think so, he looks like "early puberty guy" I mean he has dense beard at 15-16 y.o.
But actually 6'05-6'3 mark are better than 7'0 and even 6'6 #IMHO
jonas said on 6/Mar/18
He didnt look 7 fot noe but in his prime I believe he woke up at a little bit over 7 fot
even said on 25/Jan/18
210 cm flat
said on 29/Nov/17
Big Rob thank you for your all answers. You are awesome.
Evander Holyfield(186cm) with Valuev : Click Here
Denis Cyplenkov (?) with Valuev : Click Here
Denis with John Brezenk: 1- Click Here
Sylvester Stallone with John Brezenk : Click Here
Denis , John and Holyfield are listed 186cm . Aren't they shorter than Holyfield ?
Editor Rob: 185cm is also quite possible, especially if he has been described at it on TV
said on 27/Nov/17Click Here
Big Rob how tall is this guy next to Valuev. He is record holder in biceps curl . World armwrestling champion. He listed 186cm . I know he is somewhere beetween 180cm - 186cm . I saw arm wrestler who caliming 6ft 4 and in real 6ft 2.
Editor Rob: 186cm seems a reasonable figure for him.
Height Sky said on 7/Oct/17
6'11 is good, his giant head not help him but in the matches his head is The Everest😃
Reece said on 26/Jul/17
6-11 or 7-0. This seems good
even said on 16/Jul/17
hes 6 foot 11 inches
James B said on 10/May/16
Really shorter than a prime big show?
Produce said on 3/Apr/16
Valuev ist about 7Feet, because he was meassured 211 cm in the evening after the dominguez-fight.
Oh_YEA said on 20/Feb/15
Rob you've got it wrong by 1 inch. In his amatuer days they wondered how big he was and measured him before his fight vs Alexiy Lezin. He was measured 6'10.
said on 15/Feb/15Click Here
Valuev and haye Click Here
valuev and john ruiz both claim 6ft 2
And here with the 6ft 6 jameel mcline Click Here Click Here
he could be the full 7ft that he claims
Fern194cm-192cm said on 21/Apr/14
Fair enough, Rob. You are right to say that his head is a good foot!
said on 20/Apr/14
There is a picture Of Nicolai with legit as legit can be 6,7 (probably 6,7 and change) Vitali In St. Petersberg which illustrates a nice 4 inch difference. He also has a huge head. Legit 6,11 maybe taller to be honest as he is always slouching. I think 6,11.5 is more fair, Rob?
[Editor Rob: not sure he would be that, although not impossible, I think 6ft 11 still looks ok with guys like haye/holyfield.
I suppose with his genuine large head size (probably near 12 inch) it can lead to imagining him shorter.]
avi said on 17/Jan/14
He looks like a blown up 6'1 guy!
No . If haye stood up more you'd feel different. 6'10 is more likely.
said on 4/Nov/13
A barefoot photo of Valuev and (6'2" listed) David Haye.
I'm still not convinced that Valuev is as tall as 6'11".
said on 22/Oct/13
We know that Evander Holyfield is a legit 6'1" because of his photo with Rob. Now here are some photos of Valuev with Holyfield. I know that Valuev has a massive head, but I can't see a 10" difference between the the two. What do you think guys?
6'8.5" - 6'9" range perhaps?
Arch Stanton said on 25/Aug/13
@Derek, Haye isn't 6'3". 6'2" tops. Valuev can look 7 ft yeah, he's definitely not 7'2" anyway.
said on 1/Aug/13
bad listing, really. david haye is 6'3 or anything really close to that, look at him standing next to valuev
Valuev is easily 7 feet, and even has a bad posture. could be as high as 7 feel 1/2
Arch Stanton said on 1/Dec/12
Well, he aint 7'2". But he certainly looked 7 ft next to 6'2" David Haye.
mike 6 feet out of bed said on 18/Sep/12
Shaun evander holyfield is 6"2.5
said on 25/Aug/12Click Here
This is hilarious. David Haye 6 ft 3 and Valuev 6 ft 11. The height difference looks easily 10 inches. David Haye looks about 6'1" if Valuev is 6'11"-7'.
said on 21/Aug/12Click Here
Rob are you sure he looks almost a foot taller than 6'1" Evander Holyfield?
[Editor Rob: I think he can look near 10 inches, he is definitely one guy who has a head that is a couple of inches longer than average.]
said on 21/Aug/12Click Here
The barefoot picture with the curtain behind it looks like my living room and imagining the height of the door and the kitchen door at the side and him standing in it. I believe the patio doors beyond the curtain is about 6'10" to the top of the frame. If you hide his wife though he looks like your typical 6'3"-6'4" rugby player thug type! Build has a lot to do with him looking shorter.
mike said on 14/Jun/12
Give me a break the guys at least 7 feet. He doesn't even like being that big he says in an interview if he says hes 7 feet than he most Def if at least that tall
LAN Jiao said on 25/Oct/11
Maybe 210cm closer and 300pounds
LG69 said on 24/Sep/11
I have seen him listed numerous times at 7 feet even, and even 7'1". I think 6'11" is a little conservative.
moz said on 7/Jul/11
If Valuev tells you he's 7ft, he's 7ft. If he told me that 2 + 2 = 5 I'd smile and thank him for his time.
MARKO said on 4/Feb/11
nicolai is 7 ft.
russian magnate said on 19/Jan/11
i would like to see a picture of valuev standing next to semmy schilt that is 6ft 11.5 inches.. that would give a good view of his height. he has easy 4 inches on vitali, and vitali is a 6ft 7 so he is no way less than 6 '11 could be even 7 feet.
said on 30/Nov/10
The person next to Nicolai Valuev is Michael Naseband a german actor. He is listed at 6ft2.75 (190cm).
Gma said on 31/May/09
I would say 7 ft, no doubt, perhaps even 7'1
Manco said on 18/Apr/09
Holyfield is 6'2 for sure. And Valuev definitely looked over 20 cm taller when they fought. Some say he is 7'2 even, but I doubt that. Might be 7'1 tho, who knows. A strong 7/213 cm for sure.
Produce said on 5/Feb/09
its hard to judge ,but id say valuev is 8 inches taller than holyifeld. so, id say 7 F seems to be to much.
Anonymous said on 3/Jan/09
he is 7 feet tall
said on 30/Dec/08Click Here
I saw Holyfield up close in 1997 just before his rematch with Tyson. He looked a solid 6'1". Valuev has at least an 11 inch head, if not more, meaning that he'd probably need at least a head size, or close to it, on Holyfield to get to 7'0". There's probably a 1-2 degree camera tilt in that pic in favor of Holyfield, but it's still nowhere near enough when corrected to get this guy close to 7 feet.
said on 22/Dec/08
the size of valuev heads make it difficult to estimate the height difference between himself and holyfield, the people saying holyfield was under 6ft are well out though Click Here Click Here
anonymoose said on 22/Dec/08
upgrade him Rob
said on 20/Dec/08
I think holyfield will use his experience to defeat valuev, holyfield managed to do that against foreman, holmes, and tysonClick Here
Big T said on 19/Nov/08
Several Russian/ex-USSR boxers are badly overlisted, like Chagaev and Ibragimov. Valuev somehow looked only 6'7" or 6'8" with Holyfield (although maybe when they're in the ring it will be different), so maybe he's more 6'10"ish? Also, if he was 7 foot I can't see how he would be less than 380-400lbs but he doesn't weigh anywhere near that much?
Anonymous -15 said on 23/Sep/08
I think he's a legit 7 footer , not 7ft 2" as some people list his as , but definetely think he's 7ft , towered over 6'6" Jameel McCline in their title-match.
german said on 27/Jul/08
Nikolai valuev is 7 foot and is thus also 10 inch larger than John ruiz with its 1.88m
fern said on 21/Mar/08
he's 7 feet even, this site is dead on sometimes but this dude is a 7 footer, the only place he is listed 6,11 is here and it's wrong!
He's 7 foot, some places have him up to 7,2. But he is 213 cm, 7 feet!
Atoadaso said on 1/Mar/08
Billed heights are accurate in boxing, in most cases. The only discrepancy that you'll find is height barefoot, or in shoes. A giant like Valuev may be overbilled slightly because part of his promotional appeal is saying that he is 7'0", which sounds more impressive than 6'10", or 6'11". UFC, and WWE, of course, overbil their fighters. Take Tim Sylvia, for example, billed at 6'8" while in reality is 6'6". If you think Wladimir Klitschko is only 6'4.5", and Lewis is around 6'3" then you'd be very wrong, as their billed heights are accurate which is the standard for all professional boxers.
Mikhail said on 26/Feb/08
A good rule of thumb for finding a boxer's true height is to subtract two inches from their billed height. So yes, that would make Valuev roughly between 6'10" and 6'11". I only know such things because I'm an amateur myself, and they billed me as 6'0" when I'm really only 5'9.75, 5'10.5 in the morning.
Atoadaso said on 26/Jan/08
Valeuv's height isn't too hard to determine, just because he is a HW and so will be matched up with other big men. From photo's with him against 6'5" Bergeron, 6'6" McCline (may be shorter in reality though), and a ton of other 6'3" range boxers, I would put him at 6'11". His head is enormous... he may be an acromegalic giant, i'm not sure. He had about 6" on Bergeron and McCline as well. I would love to see how Vitali Klitschko matches up with Valuev. I believe Valuev would have 3" on him, maybe 2.5", and Vitali wouldn't dwarf an opponent for once.
Some German said on 14/Jan/08
Met him today in Berlin, Germany, when he was shopping with his girlfriend.
Surprisingly he is a very kind guy. The staredowns I have seen made me expect some tough badass, that treats his fans just like bull****.
Instead he answered every of my questions willingly and uncomplaining, while carrying his girlfriend's purchases into a nearby cab - smiling all the time, even when lifting up about 80 lbs of buyings.
Anyways I do not buy the 6'11".
I have a lot of tall friends, who are as tall as 6'6" and he did not appear that much taller, a little bit taller, though never ever 5 inches.
From what I was able to guess - being 6' tall and looking up to him a lot - he is more like 205 cm in person, not anywhere near the 7'1" he gets billed at sometimes, not as tall as he appears on screen either.
shiko said on 2/Aug/07
211cm in the evening would be correctbu i think straight out ofbed he would be on the 7 foot mark, though i dont think the show is taller but could look like it because of his immens body
Cobra said on 5/Jul/07
Have heard Big Show wants to start boxing, I would like to see him against Valuev, I think Show would have half or a full inch against him
kirk said on 24/Jun/07
really now dayz when u are 6'10, u are considered a "FOOTER".
Produce said on 14/Jun/07
Nikolai Valuev was meassured as 211 CM by german TV in the evening! The difference between morning and evening and evening is about 2 CM. So Valuev is 211-213 CM , so you can say his height is 212 CM! He never looked 217 CM to me.
LongKenny said on 11/Mar/07
I thing he never show his real height. He always has his head down. And his head is gigantic, I think at least 25cm long. My guess is 2.11m-2.13m
Karemaker said on 7/Mar/07
I would say 6'11" is about right for Valuev. In the press conference pictures between him and Jameel McCline, who is a legit 6'6", he seemed about 5 inches taller. McCline came up to about Valuev's eye level, or maybe slightly lower. used to think his height was exaggerated a lot, and I thought he was about 6'9", but with shoes on Valuev must be just around that 7ft mark. Oh well when Klitschko fights him it won't really matter anymore, heheh.
said on 23/Jan/07Click Here
Scroll a little. Valuev with Dmitry Tursunov, who is at ATP listed at 6 ft 1. I'm really confused, can't say how tall Valuev looks there.
CoolJ said on 19/Jan/07
He's about 6'11-6'11.25 As I stated earlier, he was measured at 2.11m on TV
Lucky Luciano said on 7/Dec/06
6'10.5". 7'0.5" in his regular street shoes (reinforced for his mass). I drove out to Chicago for the Valuev-Barrett fight and watched public workouts and weigh-in from 20 ft away. Big dude.
aussie bloke said on 7/Dec/06
Picture with 6ft1 tennis player Dimitry Tursonov showed that he is freakin tall, but not 11 inches taller, more like 8-9 inches taller. I reckon, barefoot, he would be about 6ft9 tall, possibly 6ft10 at the most.
Jim said on 14/Jul/06
Valuev is 6-11 w/o shoes. If you add 1 or 1-1/2 inches for shoes, this makes him a solid Seven footer.
UTASHI_PRIDE said on 21/Jun/06
His parents fed him lots of milk
mask said on 1/Feb/06
My guess is 208 cm barefoot 211 cm with shoes billed 7'0" cuase it sounds more intimidating.
mask said on 31/Jan/06
Excuse me but he looks more 6'10" in this photo next to 6'4-5" Attila Levin:
Don't you think so Rob?
[Editor Rob: I read a times newspaper article that mentioned age 16 he was 6ft 7....still some places give him 7ft 2 but not sure on that pic...]
Mikex said on 1/Jan/06
This guy is tall cause of a glandular/thyroid problem or something. His size isn't natural and he looks a bit odd.
CoolJ said on 21/Dec/05
I spoke to a boxing fan in the Netherlands who states that Valuev was measured at 2.11m on television.
Leo Is Tall! said on 19/Dec/05
He doesn't look as tall as 7'0" when he stared down on 6'3" Larry Donald.
Jason said on 18/Dec/05
Damn. If you read his bio he says his father is 5'6'' and his mother even shorter. He says he got his height from his grandfather who stood 6'7''.
Jason said on 18/Dec/05
I mean that he doesn't quite look 7'0'' in those pics so the other listings I think are more probable.
CoolJ said on 18/Dec/05
Jason: How exactly can you differentiate between those one or two centimeters? Is there anyone pictured with official heights somewhere?
Jason said on 18/Dec/05
Looking through all the pics at his official site, he does look more the 210 or 211cm.
Jason said on 18/Dec/05
I've read he's actually 210cm (6'10 1/2''). He used to be a basketball player in Russia ... maybe there's a listing from those days somewhere.
said on 17/Dec/05
I tell you what.. I heard he was officially 6'11 1/2".. but.. he TOWERS over "6'2" John Ruiz...
[Editor Rob: it is quite possible he's a tad under...but getting billed as the 7ft 'King Kong' of boxing vs the '6ft 11 and a halfer' works better in the press! Here's the pic of him and the 188cm guy.
I've seen various listings and descriptions of this guy from 6ft 11 to 7ft 2.
mask said on 17/Dec/05
He was billed at 7'4" and I belived he was until I saw last christmas a match against Paolo Vidoz who is italian like me and at the beginning of the match on the screen appeared the comparative profile of both the boxers and I remember Vidoz was billed at 191 cm (6'3") while Nicolai at 211 cm (6'11").