Sport came into the life of Timofey Kurgin at the age of nine. He began boxing in the Kholodovo (Ramenskoye) microdistrict at the Raduga sports complex. Timofey's father, Gennady Kurgin, won the USSR Boxing Championship in 1980 in the 71kg category. In addition, Kurgin Jr., from an early age, understood the importance of developing the fighting qualities in himself that every man simply must possess.
The first coach of Timofey Kurgin was Vladimir Evgenyevich Samochatov, a well-known specialist in the city. Up to 11 years, as Timofey himself recalls, he boxed not so well and he didn’t have great success in fights.
The defining moment in the sports development of Kurgin was the tournament in Kolomna, where Timofey achieved one of the most memorable victories of his sports career. In the final, he beat by TKO one of the toughest rivals in his age category. Timofey Kurgin recalls that the victory allowed him to join the regional boxing team.
As part of the Moscow region team Timofey Kurgin made his debut in the federal level tournaments. At the age of 14, he won the Council of Russian Trade Unions Championship, and at the age of 15, as part of «Trudovye rezervy», Timofey won the silver medal of the Youth Russian championship.
Another major milestone in the life of Timofey Kurgin was traditionally held in Lyubertsy the major All-Russian boxing tournament in memory of the Master of Sports — Yuri Kapitonov. There he earned his first purse of 10 rubles. It was a tournament in memory of Kapitonov, Kurgin, becoming a businessman, took as a basis for organizing competitions for young and promising athletes who need support and appropriate motivation.
Timofey Kurgin said more than once that his personality was formed precisely because of the sport, which taught him to win, to exercise patience and to strive for a goal. According to Kurgin, a boxer is «the one who can quickly make the right decisions under the fire of blows», and he calls boxing training «an invaluable experience that will be useful to everyone in any kind of occupation».
Timofey Kurgin on a regular basis initiates and finances social and charitable projects in Russia. About this activity, Kurgin says the following: «I invest in social projects, because this is my country, my children live and grow here, I grew up here and that’s what a person’s attitude to his homeland should be».
In 2017, in the village of Listvyanka of the Irkutsk Region, on the initiative of Kurgin, the chapel of St. Nicholas of Japan was opened. St. Nicholas of Japan is the Archbishop of the Russian Church, the missionary, the founder of the Orthodox Church in Japan.
The opening of the chapel and the improvement of the cemetery of Japanese prisoners of war was a tribute and a response to the attitude of the Japanese people to the graves of the Russian military in the country after the war of 1904-1905.
On September 22, 2018, with the support of Timofey Kurgin, the opening of a new Orthodox church in honor of the holy Great Martyr Varvara was held in the village of Shelkovskaya (Chechen Republic). Important was the fact that a significant part of the population of Shelkovskaya for a long time were representatives of the Terek Cossacks. As Timofey Kurgin says, his maternal great-grandfather Ivan Kotlyarov was also a Terek Cossack. Timofey named one of his sons after his great-grandfather. The temple complex includes the first Orthodox school in the Republic, the abbot's house and the refectory building. The initiator of the construction was Ramzan Kadyrov, who supported the project at all stages of its’ implementation.
The Kurgin’s Russian Forest Charitable Foundation is planning to create educational institutions for talented children in Russian regions. For these institutions, «education in the faith» Timofey Kurgin calls one of the most important areas.
«I respect people with any convictions, but I believe that religion helps believers to take more care for any person and consider this person as a brother. It helps to solve many problems and eliminate military, religious and ethnic conflicts. Religion, as conscience and upbringing, can be important restriction, without which doing business and making money in the modern world is extremely dangerous. Of course if being an honest person that children and grandchildren could be proud of is important for you».