By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Sergey Kuzmin (15-0): WBA #5 / IBF 7
The WBA Intercontinental champion Sergey Kuzmin will clash with the WBA International champion Michael Hunter on September 14th.
-Evgeny Romanov (13-0): WBO #10
Romanov became the 1st ever WBO Global Heavyweight champion this past February and marked his inaugural title defense in June. He will be in action on August 24th. (Opponent TBA)
-Alexander Povetkin (34-2): WBC #7 / WBA #10
The former Olympic & World champion is set to return on August 31st against Hughie Fury (23-2).
-Alexey 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
The 2016 Olympic champion dropped to Cruiserweight and won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title after stopping Abraham Tabul (16-2) in one round.
-Aleksei Papin (11-0): IBF #14
Papin finished Alexandru Jur (18-4) this June to become a 2 time IBF International champion. He will challenge Ilunga Makabu (25-2) on August 24th in Russia for the WBC Silver title.
-Ruslan Fayfer (24-1): IBF #5 / WBC #12
Ruslan defeated Serhiy Radchenko (7-4) on May 19th.
-Sergey Kovalev (33-3): WBO World champion
The Russian legend will defend his WBO title against undefeated top contender Anthony Yarde (18-0) on August 24th.
-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 successful title defense in March against Joe Smith Jr. (24-3).
-Maksim Vlasov (44-3): WBO #7 / 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 #7
Salamov successfully retained the WBO International title after knocking out Norbert Dabrowski (22-8) this past April.
-Igor Mikhalkin (23-2): WBC #3 / IBF #13
Mikhalkin earned a unanimous decision victory over Timur Nikarkhoev (21-3) as well as the interim IBO title.
-Fedor Chudinov (20-2): WBA #3 / IBF #6 / WBC #6
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).
-Aidos Yerbossynuly (11-0): WBA #6 / WBO #10
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. He will put his WBA belt on the line, against Rocky Jerkic (17-1) in Australia, on August 14th.
-Aslambek Idigov (16-0): WBO #9
Idigov picked up a majority decision over Ronny Landaeta (16-2) in April, to become the WBO & IBF European champion.
-Azizbek Abdugofurov (12-0): WBC #4
Abdugofurov won the WBC Silver title last year.
-Gennady Golovkin (39-1): WBO #1 / WBA #1 / WBC #1 / IBF #3
Triple G stopped Steve Rolls (19-1) on June 8th. Golovkin will possibly battle for the now vacant IBF title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1) in October.
-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.
-Magomed Madiev (13-0): WBA #5
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 (6-0): 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 is set to compete on August 17th against Stuart McLellan (27-3).
-Meiirim Nursultanov (11-0): IBF #10
Nursultanov has added 2 more victories, this year, to his already perfect record. He will be back in the ring on August 24th. (Opponent TBA)
-Israil Madrimov (3-0): WBA #8
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, on June 8, against Norberto Gonzalez (24-13).
-Magomed Kurbanov (17-0): WBA #10
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.
-Aram Amirkhanyan (12-0): WBO #7
The unified WBO International & WBA Continental champion hasn’t fought since December of last year.
-Kudratillo Abduqaxorov (16-0): IBF #1 / WBC #4 / WBO #11
Kudratillo bested Keita Obara (21-4) this past March, to become the #1 contender for the IBF World title.
-Sergey Lipinets (16-1): WBC #3 / IBF #3 / WBO #4
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.
-David Avanesyan (24-3): WBC #8 / WBO #14
The former interim WBA World title holder defeated Kerman Lejarraga (28-1) in March and became the EBU European champion.
-Alexander Besputin (13-0): WBA #1 / IBF #4
Besputin defended his USBA title for the second time against Alfredo Blanco (20-8) on April 12. Odds are we are going to see him and Butaev fight each other for the now vacant WBA (Regular) title.
-Nursultan Zhangabayev (7-0): WBA #9 / IBF #15
Zhangabayev won the vacant WBA Intercontinental title after beating Ivan Matute (30-2) in March. He’s scheduled to make his Australian debut on August 14, against the IBF Pan Pacific champion Steve Gago (11-0).
-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) crown.
-Batyr Akhmedov (7-0): WBA #3
Akhmedov has continued his undefeated streak in 2019, with victories over Viktor Plotnikov (33-6) as well as Francisco Gabriel Pina (14-15). The WBA has now ordered him and Mario Barrios (24-0) to fight for the Regular title.
-Zhankosh Turarov (24-0) WBO #9
Turarov stopped Mauro Maximiliano Godoy (31-5) in July, thus winning the vacant WBO Intercontinental title.
-Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0): WBA #4 / IBF #6 / WBO #8
The unstoppable Uzbek beat Mykal Fox (20-1) this past February. He now faces Abdiel Ramirez (24-4) on August 23rd.
-Shakhram Giyasov (8-0): WBA #10 / IBF #15
The 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist picked up his 8th victory as a pro this past April as well as the vacant WBA International title. Giyasov will meet former interim WBA World champion Darleys Perez (34-4) on August 24th in Mexico.
The young Russian rising star unfortunately passed away, after his fierce battle with Subriel Matias, on July 23rd. Dadashev was a true warrior inside the ring and a great family man. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Mad Max.
-Roman Andreev (23-0): WBO #3 / IBF #10
Top Russian contender defeated Jesus Cuadro (17-5) in May.
-Zaur Abdullaev (11-0): WBC #3 / 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 14th, in a WBC title eliminator.
-Shavkat Rakhimov (14-0): WBC #4 / IBF #5
Rakhimov marked his 3rd IBO title defense, against Rofhiwa Maemu (18-9) in March.
-Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu (14-0): WBA #4
Sulaimanbek stopped Pipat Chaiporn (46-13) in Russia, to defend his WBA Asia championship. His next match will take place on August 24th. (Opponent TBA)
-Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (14-0): WBC #13 / IBF #14
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).
-Denis Shafikov (40-4): IBF #9
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 made his pro debut last year and has already amassed 6 victories (5 stoppages) as well as the WBA Intercontinental title. He is now targeting the unified WBA & IBF World champion Daniel Roman (27-2). Their match will take place on September 14th.
-Nikolai Potapov (20-2): WBO #8 / IBF #11
Potapov lost to Joshua Greer Jr. (20-2) on July 13th.
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