Oleksandr Ponomaryov (Ukrainian: Олександр Пономарьов) born , August 9, 1973, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine) is one of the most famous singers of Ukraine. He has been awarded the country’s "Singer of the Year" seven times. One of Oleksandr's early passions was boxing. Unfortunately, when his eyesight started to deteriorate he was forbidden to fight by his doctor. Oleksandr, obeying this medical advice, needed to find an alternative career.