By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Alexander Povetkin (35-2): WBC #6 / WBA #7 / IBF #10
The former Olympic & World champion fought Michael Hunter (18-1) on December 7th, to a draw. There are already talks about a potential rematch in 2020.
-Evgeny Romanov (14-0): WBO #8 / WBC #21
Romanov has kept his undefeated record intact throughout 2019 and has also become the inaugural WBO Global Heavyweight champion.
-Sergey Kuzmin (15-1): WBA #13 / WBC #28
Kuzmin’s fight with Zhang Zhilei (21-0) was cancelled due to the Russian suffering an injury during training.
-Aleksei Egorov (10-0): WBA Gold champion
Egorov bested Ukrainian veteran Roman Golovashchenko (20-5) within 3 rounds to be declared the new WBA Gold champion. He defended his belt on December 7th against Serhiy Radchenko (7-5). Egorov now stands next in line for Arsen Goulamirian’s Super title.
-Beibut Shumenov (18-2): WBA (Regular) World champion
No news yet on Shumenov’s return to the ring.
-Evgeny Tishchenko (6-0): WBO #9 / IBF #13 / WBC #26
The 2016 Olympic champion won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title after knocking out Abraham Tabul (16-2) in the opening round and defended it against Issa Akberbayev (20-1) on November 2nd.
-Ruslan Fayfer (25-1): IBF #1 / WBC #3 / WBA #11 / WBO #6
Fayfer defeated Yury Kashinsky (18-1) for the right to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF World championship.
-Dmitry Kudryashov (24-3): WBC #7
The former WBC Silver & WBA International champion won a controversial decision over Vaclav Pejsar (14-9) on December 21st.
-Aleksei Papin (11-1): WBC #11
The former Kickboxing star & 2 time IBF International champion has expressed his wish for a revenge match with Ilunga Makabu (26-2).
-Artur Beterbiev (15-0): IBF & WBC World champion
Beterbiev ended Oleksandr Gvozdyk’s (17-1) undefeated streak and unified the IBF & WBC World Championships.The Russian was meant to defend the IBF title against mandatory challenger Fanlong Meng (16-0) but refused to travel to China for political reasons. If the fight doesn’t take place then he will have to vacate and move on to a WBC defense.
-Dmitry Bivol (17-0): WBA (Super) World champion
Bivol’s 7th defense is rumored to be against the undefeated former WBO Super Middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez (40-0), probably late March or early April.
-Maksim Vlasov (45-3): WBO #4 / IBF #10
Vlasov defended his WBO Global title against 2 time world title challenger Isaac Chilemba (26-7) in July, plus avenging his 1st professional loss. He also beat Emmanuel Martey (15-1) on November 30th. Vlasov and Umar Salamov might square off for the now vacant WBO World championship.
-Igor Mikhalkin (23-2): WBC #5 / IBF #11 / WBO #13 / WBA #14
Mikhalkin earned a unanimous decision victory over Timur Nikarkhoev (21-3) thus becoming the interim IBO champion.
-Umar Salamov (25-1): WBO #2 / IBF #4 / WBA #9
Salamov successfully retained the WBO International title for the 3rd time after knocking out Emmanuel Danso (31-5) in September. As mentioned above, he and Vlasov could meet for the vacant WBO World title.
-Sergey Kovalev (34-4): WBO #5 / WBC #7
The former WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF World champion aims to continue his career in 2020.
-Fedor Chudinov (22-2): WBA Gold champion
Fedor fought 4 times in 2019. He most recently outclassed Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (37-5) in Vladikavkaz, Russia, to capture the WBA Gold championship. Chudinov will return to the ring this coming March.
-Aidos Yerbossynuly (13-0): WBA #2 / WBO #8 / WBC #35
The unified WBA International, WBO Global & WBC Asia Continental champion put his belts on the line on December 21st, against Omar Garcia (15-3), whom he knocked out in the 8th round.
-Aslambek Idigov (17-0): WBO #6
Idigov picked up a unanimous decision victory over Robert Racz (22-2) on September 19th and remained the WBO & IBF European champion.
-Bektemir Melikuziev (4-0): WBA #15
The 2016 Olympic Silver medalist made his pro debut in 2019, winning 4 fights in a row and also capturing the WBA Continental Americas title. His next fight could take place on February 14th against Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (37-5).
-Vladimir Shishkin (9-0): WBC #12
Shishkin will meet fellow undefeated boxer Ulises Sierra (15-0) on January 17th.
-Ali Akhmedov (16-0): WBC #14
Akhmedov defended his WBC International Silver title against Andrew Hernandez (20-8) on October 5th.
-Evgeny Shvedenko (13-0): IBF #9 / WBC #27
Shvedenko has remained unbeaten in 2019, with victories over Nadjib Mohammedi (42-8) and Nuhu Lawal (27-6).
-Azizbek Abdugofurov (13-0): WBC #2
The WBC Silver champion made a successful comeback this past summer.
-Gennady Golovkin (40-1): IBF World champion
Triple G earned a decision victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2) on October 5th to become a 2 time IBF champion. His inaugural title defense will take place either in February or March. The undefeated Kamil Szeremeta (21-0) will most likely be his opponent.
-Kanat Islam (27-0): WBO #5
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 marked his inaugural title defense, on October 26th, against former world title challenger Walter Kautondokwa (18-2).
-Magomed Madiev (14-0): WBA #3
Madiev won a hard fought battle with Evgeny Terentiev (15-2) in July and defended his WBA Asia title for the 3rd time. He fought again on December 21st, earning a unanimous decision over Dmytro Bohdanov (4-2).
-Janibek Alimkhanuly (8-0): WBO #6 / WBC #13 / IBF #14
The 2013 AIBA World champion knocked out Albert Onolunose (24-3) on November 9th to successfully defend his WBO Global & WBC Continental Americas titles.
-Meiirim Nursultanov (13-0): IBF #9 / WBC #24
Nursultanov took a unanimous decision over Christian Olivas (17-6) to win the WBC US title this past November.
-Anatoli Muratov (22-2): WBA #10
Muratov knocked out Ilias Essaoudi (16-2) in September to capture the WBA Intercontinental championship.
-Bakhram Murtazaliev (17-0): IBF #1 / WBO #2 / WBC #12
Murtazaliev has scored victories over Elvin Ayala (29-13), Bruno Leonardo Romay (21-8) and Jorge Fortea (20-2) throughout the year.
-Magomed Kurbanov (18-0): WBA #5 / WBO #7 / WBC #7
Kurbanov defeated former interim WBA World titlist Diego Gabriel Chaves (27-6) on November 2nd, to become a 2 time WBO International champion.
-Israil Madrimov (4-0): WBA #4 / WBC #33
Madrimov has fought and beat Frank Rojas (24-3), Norberto Gonzalez (24-14) and Alejandro Barrera (29-6) in 2019, earning the WBA Intercontinental championship in the process.
-Artem Oganesyan (11-0): WBO #14
The Russian rising star has added 3 more victories to his perfect record.
-Alexander Besputin (14-0): WBA (Regular) World champion
Besputin went to war with Radzhab Butaev (12-1) on November 30th and emerged the new WBA champion. His first challenger could be Olympic Bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (24-4).
-Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (17-0): IBF #1 / WBC #4 / WBO #8
Kudratillo bested Keita Obara (22-4) to become the #1 contender for the IBF title. He then defeated former WBA World champion Luis Collazo (39-8) in October. Rumor has it that Kudratillo and Lipinets might face each other for the interim IBF World championship on February 22nd of 2020.
-David Avanesyan (26-3): WBC #5 / IBF #6 / WBA #6 / WBO #9
The former interim WBA World title holder stopped Kerman Lejarraga (29-2) to become the EBU European champion. Those 2 met again in September with the same result. He then made short work of Jose Del Rio (29-9), knocking him out in just 2 minutes. Avanesyan’s next fight will likely be against the WBA International champion Josh Kelly (10-0) in March.
-Sergey Lipinets (16-1): WBO #2 / IBF #3 / WBC #7
Lipinets stopped 2 division World champion Lamont Peterson (35-5) in early 2019.
He added another finish to his record in July, after he dropped Jayar Inson (18-3) to win the vacant WBO Intercontinental title. As mentioned above, he and Kudratillo could fight for the interim IBF strap next year. At the same time, Mikael Zewski (34-1) has also expressed interest in a fight with Lipinets, which the Russian has accepted.
-Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-0): WBA #7 / IBF #8 / WBO #15 / WBC #29
Zhangabayev was supposed to defend his WBA Intercontinental title against Ernesto Espana (30-2) on December 21st but the match was cancelled due to injury.
-Shakhram Giyasov (9-0): WBA #8 / IBF #15 / WBC #21
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, to defend his WBA International title.
-Zhankosh Turarov (24-0) WBO #9
Turarov made short work of Mauro Maximiliano Godoy (32-5) last summer, thus becoming the new WBO Intercontinental champion.
-Eduard Troyanovsky (28-2): WBC #7 / IBF #13
The former IBF World champion defeated Josef Zahradnik (11-4) in his comeback match.
-Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0): WBA #6 / IBF #6 / WBO #13 / WBC #30
The undefeated Ergashev will go up against Adrian Estrella (29-4) on January 17th.
-Batyrzhan Jukembayev (17-0): IBF #11 / WBC #11
Jukembayev scored a major victory, this past September, defeating longtime World Lightweight title holder Miguel Vazquez (41-9) to become the WBA Continental & IBF Intercontinental champion. He is scheduled to fight Maximiliano Ricardo Veron (12-3) on January 25th.
-Sergey Vorobiev (9-0): WBA #15
The undefeated rising star Vorobiev earned another win on December 21st against Vazir Tamoyan (12-3).
-Batyr Akhmedov (7-1): WBA #5 / WBC #16
Akhmedov and Mario Barrios (25-0) are very likely to meet again for the WBA (Regular) title in 2020.
-Roman Andreev (23-0): WBO #3 / IBF #10 / WBC #35
The former WBO European & Intercontinental champion has signed with Top Rank. He will make his US debut in 2020.
-Pavel Malikov (16-1): IBF #9 / WBO #14 / WBC #36
Malikov earned a majority decision against former world title challenger Isa Chaniev (13-3) on October 12th.
-Zapir Rasulov (34-1): WBA #15
The Russian knockout artist will face Augusto Pinilla (16-14) on April 21st.
-Zaur Abdullaev (11-1): WBC #6
Zaur suffered an injury during his interim WBC title fight with Devin Haney (24-0) and couldn’t capture the gold.
-Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0): WBC #4 / IBF #5
Rakhimov knocked out Azinga Fuzile (14-1) to become the number 1 contender for the IBF World championship.
-Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu (15-0): WBA #6
Sulaimanbek stopped both Pipat Chaiporn (47-13) and Milner Marcano (21-9) in 2019 to defend his WBA Asia title.
-Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (15-0): WBC #7 / WBO #9 / IBF #15
The undefeated WBC International champion marked his inaugural title defense against former interim WBA World titlist Emanuel Lopez (30-12) and his second one against Abraham Montoya (18-2).
-Mark Urvanov (17-2): WBO #13
Urvanov earned the biggest win of his career on November 2nd when he knocked out former world title challenger Evgeny Chuprakov (21-2) to capture the WBO International championship.
-Denis Shafikov (40-4): IBF #10
Shafikov hasn’t fought since February of 2019.
-Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-0): WBC #1 / IBF #4
The 2012 Olympic Silver medalist will challenge Gary Russell Jr. (30-1) for the WBC World championship on February 8th.
-Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0): WBA #1
The 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist finally faces Daniel Roman (27-2) for the WBA & IBF titles on January 30th.
-Nikolai Potapov (21-2): WBO #9 / IBF #10 / WBC #19
Potapov got the DQ victory over Nasibu Ramadhani (29-15) on October 30th.
-Mikhail Aloyan (5-1): WBA Gold champion
The 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist made a successful in ring comeback on December 10th, besting Ronal Batista (12-2) to capture the WBA Gold championship.
-Olimjon Nazarov (20-5): WBO #11
Nazarov has been on an impressive 7 fight winning streak since 2018. He recently earned a unanimous decision over Chaiwat Buadkratok (32-3) in Vietnam.
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