By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Evgeny Romanov (13-0): WBO #10
Romanov defended his WBO Global title against Ariel Esteban Bracamonte (9-3) on June 16.
-Sergey Kuzmin (14-0): WBA #6 / IBF 10
The WBA Intercontinental champion marked his second defense, on March 9, against Joey Dawejko (19-7).
-Alexander Povetkin (34-2): WBC #7 / WBA #10
The former Olympic & World champion has started training for his next match. (Opponent TBA)
-Yury Kashinsky (18-0): IBF #3 / WBA #3 / WBO #4 / WBC #8
Kashinsky won the vacant IBF Intercontinental title, on June 16.
-Ruslan Fayfer (24-1): IBF #6 / WBC #13
Ruslan defeated Serhiy Radchenko (7-4) on May 19.
-Dmitry Kudryashov (23-3): WBC #5
Kudryashov went to war with Ilunga Makabu (25-2) in Russia but came up short.
-Maxim Vlasov (43-3): WBO #7 / IBF #14
The former WBC Silver & WBA International Cruiserweight champion will make his Light Heavyweight return on July 20 as he takes on 2 time world title challenger Isaac Chilemba (25-6).
-Umar Salamov (24-1): WBO #4 / WBA #6
Salamov successfully defended the WBO International title against Norbert Dabrowski (22-8) this past April.
-Igor Mikhalkin (22-2): WBC #3
Mikhalkin returns to the ring after almost an entire year of absence and faces Timur Nikarkhoev (21-2) for the interim IBO title, on July 6.
-Fedor Chudinov (20-2): WBA #3 / IBF #6 / WBC #6
The former WBA World champion has already fought twice in 2019, earning victories over Wuzhati Nuerlang (11-3) & Rafael Bejaran (26-4), while also winning the vacant WBA Continental title. His next one will be on July 22nd as he faces Mike Gavronski (25-3).
-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 14.
-Aslambek Idigov (16-0): WBO #9
Idigov picked up a majority decision victory over Ronny Landaeta (16-2), on April 18, 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 8.
-Magomed Madiev (12-0): WBA #6
Madiev will collide with fellow Russian fighter Evgeny Terentiev (14-1), on July 22, with the National & the WBA Asia titles at stake.
-Magomed Kurbanov (17-0): WBA #7 / WBC #12
The undefeated Russian will meet Michel Soro (33-2) on July 20, for the vacant WBA (Regular) World championship,
-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, on June 8, against Norberto Gonzalez (24-13).
-Bakhram Murtazaliev (16-0): WBO #4 / IBF #6
Murtazaliev successfully 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.
-Aram Amirkhanyan (12-0): WBO #7 / WBA #10
The unified WBO International & WBA Continental champion hasn’t fought since December of last year.
-Kudratillo Abduqaxorov (16-0): IBF #1 / WBC #4 / WBO #9
Kudratillo defeated Keita Obara (21-4) this past March, to become the #1 contender for the IBF World title.
-Sergey Lipinets (15-1): WBC #3 / WBO #4 / IBF #5 / WBA #11
Lipinets earned a significant victory on March 24, against 2 division World champion Lamont Peterson (35-5), after he stopped him in the 10th round. He now goes up against John Molina Jr. (30-8) on July 20.
-David Avanesyan (24-3): WBC #8 / WBA #12 / WBO #13
The former interim WBA World title holder stopped Kerman Lejarraga (28-1), to win the EBU European championship, on March 30.
-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, probably this August.
-Nursultan Zhangabayev (7-0): WBA #10
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, when he goes toe to toe with the IBF Pan Pacific champion Steve Gago (11-0).
-Radzhab Butaev (12-0): WBA #6
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 #2
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.
-Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0): WBA #5 / IBF #7 / WBO #8
The former WBA International champion returned to the ring on February 15, defeating Mykal Fox (20-1). He will compete again on July 20. (Opponent TBA)
-Maxim Dadashev (13-0): IBF #3 / WBC #4
Dadashev earned his 11th stoppage over Ricky Sismundo (35-13) on March 23rd. His next match will be on July 19 with Subriel Matias (13-0).
-Georgi Chelokhsaev (16-1): WBO #9
Chelokhsaev won the Eurasian title in 2018.
-Eduard Troyanovsky (27-2): WBC #6
The former World champion failed to capture the WBA title last year.
-Roman Andreev (23-0): WBO #3 / IBF #11
Top Russian contender defeated Jesus Cuadro (17-5) on May 16.
-Zaur Abdullaev (11-0): WBC #3 / WBO #15
The WBC Silver title holder stopped Humberto Martinez (33-9) on February 22nd.
-Shavkat Rakhimov (14-0): WBC #4 / IBF #6
Rakhimov marked his 3rd IBO title defense, against Rofhiwa Maemu (18-8), on March 23rd.
-Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu (14-0): WBA #4
Sulaimanbek stopped Pipat Chaiporn (46-13) in Russia, to defend his WBA Asia championship.
-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 #9
The 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist defeated Claudio Marrero (24-3) in January, to earn the vacant IBO belt. If Gary Russell (30-1) moves up a weight class, Tug could be facing top contender Scott Quigg (35-2) for the WBC title.
-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 could take place in September.
-Nikolai Potapov (20-1): WBO #3 / IBF #11
Potapov will fight the WBC Continental Americas champion Joshua Greer Jr. (20-1) on July 13.
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