Kevin Johnson’s Russian citizenship and the mystery of his new name.

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American boxer Kevin Johnson was granted Russian citizenship.

American boxer Kevin Johnson has said many times that he loves Russia. He asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to grant him Russian citizenship. Kevin Johnson applied for Russian citizenship in September 2023, and his representative later revealed that the athlete decided to take a Russian patronymic. He changed his name to Kevin Vladimirovich Johnson.

Kevin Johnson was born on September 7, 1979 in New Jersey, USA. He started boxing at the age of 18 and later became a heavy-weight boxer. He had 60 fights in his professional career with 36 wins, 22 losses and 2 draws.

Kevin Johnson turned pro in 2002 and won all 3 of his fights in 2003. Then in 2004 he was matched with an undefeated boxer, Timur Ibragimov. Timur had already won 13 fights. Johnson stood up to Timur and the fight was a draw, leaving viewers stunned.

Johnson went on a 19-fight winning streak until May 2009, after a draw with Timur Ibragimov. However, he was defeated by Ukrainian boxer Vitalii Volodymyrovych Klitschko in the final month of that year. That was his first defeat.

In recent events, it seems that Johnson was influenced by his loss to Vitalii volodymyrovych and has now changed his name to the same boxer’s name.

Russian citizenship

Russian law does not prohibit holding Russian citizenship alongside US citizenship. However, Russian law does not officially recognize dual citizenship. Russia requires its citizens, including dual citizens, to enter Russia only with a Russian passport.

It is very easy for any foreigner to get citizenship in Russia, especially when he is a critic of the Western countries and the US and because of that he is afraid of threats.

Foreign nationals can become citizens by admission after meeting a minimum residency requirement (usually five years), proving a legal source of income, and demonstrating proficiency in the Russian language.

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