By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Alexander Povetkin (35-2): WBC #7 / WBA #8 / IBF #14
The former Olympic & World champion defeated Hughie Fury (23-3) to win the vacant WBA International title. He now wants Tyson next.
-Sergey Kuzmin (15-0): WBA #5 / IBF 7
The WBA Intercontinental champion Sergey Kuzmin will clash with Michael Hunter (17-1) on September 13th.
-Evgeny Romanov (14-0): WBO #10
Romanov has improved his perfect record with 3 more victories this year as well as becoming the 1st ever WBO Global Heavyweight champion.
-Ivan Dychko (9-0): WBA #13
The 2 time Olympic Bronze Medalist stopped Nate Heaven (9-3) as well as former world title challenger Ray Austin (29-10) thus far in 2019.
-Aleksei Egorov (9-0): WBA Gold champion
The 2013 European winner bested Ukranian veteran Roman Golovashchenko (20-4) within 3 rounds to be declared the new WBA Gold champion.
-Yury Kashinsky (18-0): IBF #3 / WBA #3 / WBO #4 / WBC #7
Kashinsky won the vacant IBF Intercontinental title, on June 16th.
-Evgeny Tishchenko (5-0): WBO #11 / IBF #14
The 2016 Olympic champion dropped to Cruiserweight and won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title after stopping Abraham Tabul (16-2) in one round.
-Ruslan Fayfer (24-1): IBF #5 / WBC #11
Ruslan defeated Serhiy Radchenko (7-4) on May 19th.
-Sergey Kovalev (34-3): WBO World champion
The Russian legend successfully defended his WBO title against Anthony Yarde (18-1) on August 24th. There are talks about him fighting Canelo next.
-Artur Beterbiev (14-0): IBF World champion
Beterbiev will unify with the WBC champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (17-0) on October 18th.
-Dmitry Bivol (16-0): WBA World champion
Bivol made his 4th title defense in March against Joe Smith Jr. (24-3). He is expected to compete at Matchroom’s October 12th card.
-Maksim Vlasov (44-3): WBO #6 / IBF #11
Vlasov defended his WBO Global title against former foe & 2 time world title challenger Isaac Chilemba (25-7) on July 20th, thus avenging his 1st professional loss.
-Umar Salamov (24-1): WBO #4 / WBA #10
Salamov retained the WBO International title after knocking out Norbert Dabrowski (22-8) this past April.
-Igor Mikhalkin (23-2): WBC #4 / IBF #13 / WBA #15
Mikhalkin earned a unanimous decision victory over Timur Nikarkhoev (21-3) as well as the interim IBO title.
-Fedor Chudinov (21-2): WBA #3 WBC #5 / IBF #6 / WBO #11
The former WBA World champion has fought thrice in 2019, defeating the likes of Wuzhati Nuerlang (11-3), Rafael Bejaran (26-4) and Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (26-6). According to his manager, Fedor could be challenging for the big one soon.
-Aidos Yerbossynuly (12-0): WBA #4 / WBO #9
The Kazakh defeated Lukas Ndafoluma (16-2) in March, to become the WBA International champion. Aidos already holds the WBO Global & WBC Asia Continental titles as well, which he defended against Rocky Jerkic (17-2) in Australia, on August 14th.
-Aslambek Idigov (16-0): WBO #8
Idigov picked up a majority decision over Ronny Landaeta (16-2) in April, to become the WBO & IBF European champion.
-Vladimir Shishkin (9-0): WBA #13 / WBC #13
The undefeated Russian stopped the WBC Continental Americas champion DeAndre Ware (13-2) on August 23rd.
-Evgeny Shvedenko (12-0): IBF #11
Shvedenko beat former world title contender Nadjib Mohammedi (41-8) to win the Eurasian & IBO Intercontinental titles.
-Azizbek Abdugofurov (13-0): WBC #4
The WBC Silver champion made a successful comeback in the ring, on August 24th, against Gasan Gasanov (16-9).
-Gennady Golovkin (39-1): WBO #1 / WBC #1 / IBF #3
Triple G will battle for the vacant IBF title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1) on October 5th.
-Kanat Islam (26-0): WBO #8
The 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist made his triumphant return after a 2 year hiatus and demolished Julio De Jesus (27-2) in 14 seconds to become the new WBO International champion. He is expected to fight again in October.
-Magomed Madiev (13-0): WBA #3
Madiev went to war with fellow Russian fighter Evgeny Terentiev (14-2) on July 22nd and defended his WBA Asia title for the 3rd time.
-Janibek Alimkhanuly (7-0): WBO #15
The 2013 AIBA World champion defeated Christian Olivas (16-5) to win the inaguaral WBO Global title & the vacant WBC Continental Americas title. He defended his belts against Stuart McLellan (27-4) on August 17th.
-Meiirim Nursultanov (12-0): IBF #10
Nursultanov has added 3 more victories, this year, to his already impressive record.
-Israil Madrimov (3-0): WBA #6
Accomplished amateur Uzbek boxer Madrimov knocked Frank Rojas (24-3) out in just 2 rounds, to defend the WBA Intercontinental title this past March. He made his successful Madison Square Garden debut this past June, against Norberto Gonzalez (24-13). He is expected to compete on October 5th.
-Magomed Kurbanov (17-0): WBA #8
Kurbanov was meant to fight Michel Soro (34-2) on July 20th, for the vacant WBA (Regular) World championship in France, but he couldn’t make it in the country due to a visa issue.
-Bakhram Murtazaliev (16-0): WBO #4 / IBF #6
Murtazaliev defended his WBC United States championship against Elvin Ayala (29-13) this past February. He then scored a first round finish of Bruno Leonardo Romay (21-7) in April. The Russian will now go toe to toe with Jeison Rosario (19-1) in an IBF title eliminator on September 21st.
-Aram Amirkhanyan (12-0): WBO #7
The unified WBO International & WBA Continental champion hasn’t fought since December of last year.
-Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (16-0): IBF #1 / WBC #6 / WBO #11
Kudratillo bested Keita Obara (21-4) this past March, to become the #1 contender for the IBF title. He is rumored to be fighting former WBA World champion Luis Collazo (39-7) on October 18th.
-Sergey Lipinets (16-1): IBF #3 / WBO #4 / WBC #5
Lipinets stopped 2 division World champion Lamont Peterson (35-5) in March.
He added another finish to his record on July 20th after he dropped Jayar Inson (18-3) to win the vacant WBO Intercontinental title. There are talks about him going up against the current WBC Silver & former World champion Danny Garcia (35-2) before the end of the year.
-David Avanesyan (24-3): WBC #10 / WBO #14
The former interim WBA World title holder defeated Kerman Lejarraga (28-1) in March and became the EBU European champion. These 2 will have their rematch on September 28th.
-Alexander Besputin (13-0): WBA #1
Besputin defended his USBA title for the second time against Alfredo Blanco (20-8) in April. Odds are we are going to see him and Butaev fight each other for the now vacant WBA (Regular) championship.
-Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-0): WBA #7 / IBF #13
Zhangabayev won the vacant WBA Intercontinental title after beating Ivan Matute (30-3) in March. He defended his belt against the IBF Pan Pacific champion Steve Gago (11-1) on August 14th.
-Radzhab Butaev (12-0): WBA #2
Butaev knocked out Lanardo Tyner (35-16) in March and then defeated Sliverio Ortiz (37-26) 2 months later. As said above, the 2 undefeated Russians might go at it for the WBA (Regular) title.
-Batyr Akhmedov (7-0): WBA #3
Akhmedov has expanded his undefeated streak in 2019, with victories over Viktor Plotnikov (33-6) as well as Francisco Gabriel Pina (14-16). He will now meet with Mario Barrios (24-0) for the WBA (Regular) title on September 28th.
-Zhankosh Turarov (24-0) WBO #9
Turarov made short work of Mauro Maximiliano Godoy (31-5) in July, thus becoming the new WBO Intercontinental champion. He has joined the MTK Golden Contract Super Lightweight tournament along with the IBF European champion Akeen Ennis Brown (13-0) and former IBO champion Mohamed Mimoune (21-3).
-Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0): WBA #4 / IBF #6 / WBO #11
The unstoppable Uzbek has beaten Mykal Fox (20-1) and Abdiel Ramirez (24-5) in 2019.
-Shakhram Giyasov (9-0): WBA #5 / IBF #15
The 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist knocked out the former interim WBA World champion Darleys Perez (34-5), on August 24th, in less than a minute.
-Roman Andreev (23-0): WBO #3 / IBF #10
Top Russian contender defeated Jesus Cuadro (18-5) in May.
-Zaur Abdullaev (11-0): WBC #4 / WBO #15
The WBC Silver champion stopped Humberto Martinez (33-9) earlier this year. Abdullaev will now collide with Devin Haney (22-0), on September 13th, in a WBC title eliminator.
-Pavel Malikov (15-1): IBF #13
Malikov will face former world title challenger Isa Chaniev on October 12th.
-Isa Chaniev (13-2): IBF #14
Chaniev, as mentioned above, is going to meet the Eurasian champion Malikov in Riga.
-Shavkat Rakhimov (14-0): WBC #3 / IBF #5
Rakhimov marked his 3rd IBO title defense, against Rofhiwa Maemu (18-9) in March.
He will be involved in an IBF eliminator with Azinga Fuzile (14-0) on September 29th.
-Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu (14-0): WBA #5
Sulaimanbek stopped Pipat Chaiporn (47-13) in Russia, to defend his WBA Asia championship. He marked his 4th one against Milner Marcano (20-8) on August 24th.
-Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (15-0): WBC #12 / IBF #14 / WBO #15
The undefeated WBC International champion has scored 2 victories this year against Jhon Gemino (20-12) and former interim WBA World champion Emanuel Lopez (30-11). He will defend his title again on November 3rd. (Opponent TBA)
-Denis Shafikov (40-4): IBF #10
Shafikov fought Gaybatulla Gadzhialiev (6-2), this past February, to a draw.
-Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-0): WBC #1 / IBF #5
The 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist defeated Claudio Marrero (24-3) in January, to earn the vacant IBO belt. King Tug is next in line for a shot at the WBC World championship.
-Murodjon Akhmadaliev (6-0): WBA #2
The 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist was scheduled to challenge the unified WBA & IBF World champion Daniel Roman (27-2) but since Roman was injured, it’s unclear as to what happens next.
-Nikolai Potapov (20-2): WBO #8 / IBF #11
Potapov lost to Joshua Greer Jr. (21-1) on July 13th.
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