By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Alexander Povetkin (35-2): WBC #6 / WBA #6 / IBF #10
The former Olympic & World champion faces Michael Hunter (18-1) on December 7th, in a WBA eliminator bout.
-Evgeny Romanov (14-0): WBO #9 / WBC #20
Romanov has kept his undefeated record intact throughout 2019 and has also become the inaugural WBO Global Heavyweight champion.
-Sergey Kuzmin (15-1): WBA #12 / IBF 14 / WBC #27
Kuzmin’s fight with Zhang Zhilei (21-0) was cancelled due to the Russian suffering an injury during training.
-Aleksei Egorov (9-0): WBA Gold champion
Egorov bested Ukrainian veteran Roman Golovashchenko (20-4) within 3 rounds to be declared the new WBA Gold champion. He will defend his belt on December 7th against Serhiy Radchenko (7-4).
-Beibut Shumenov (18-2): WBA (Regular) World champion
Shumenov’s next fight could take place at a major boxing event, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, promoted by Don King.
-Evgeny Tishchenko (6-0): WBO #10 / IBF #13 / WBC #25
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 #5 / WBC #8 / WBA #11 / WBO #12
Fayfer defeated Yury Kashinsky for the right to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF World championship.
-Dmitry Kudryashov (23-3): WBC #9
The former WBC Silver & WBA International champion faces Vaclav Pejsar (14-8) on December 21st.
-Yury Kashinsky (18-1): IBF #3 / WBO #4 / WBC #6
As mentioned above, Kashinsky lost an IBF eliminator to Ruslan Fayfer, on November 30th.
-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.
-Dmitry Bivol (17-0): WBA (Super) World champion
Bivol successfully defended his title for the 6th time this October and was finally promoted to Super champion by the WBA.
-Maksim Vlasov (45-3): WBO #5 / IBF #11
Vlasov defended his WBO Global title against 2 time world title challenger Isaac Chilemba (25-7) in July, plus avenging his 1st professional loss. He also beat Emmanuel Martey (15-1) on November 30th.
-Umar Salamov (25-1): WBO #2 / IBF #5 / WBA #9
Salamov retained the WBO International title for the 3rd time after knocking out Emmanuel Danso (31-5) in September.
-Igor Mikhalkin (23-2): WBC #5 / IBF #13 / WBA #14 / WBO #15
Mikhalkin earned a unanimous decision victory over Timur Nikarkhoev (21-3) thus becoming the interim IBO champion.
-Sergey Kovalev (34-4): WBO #4 / WBC #8
The former WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF World champion aims to continue his career in 2020.
-Fedor Chudinov (21-2): WBA #1 / IBF #6 / WBC #6 / WBO #11
Fedor fights for the 4th time this year, on December 13th. The former WBA World champion will meet Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (37-4) in Vladikavkaz, Russia.
-Aidos Yerbossynuly (12-0): WBA #2 / WBO #8 / WBC #33
The unified WBA International, WBO Global & WBC Asia Continental champion will put his belts on the line, on December 21st, against Obodai Sai (35-3).
-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.
-Vladimir Shishkin (9-0): WBC #11
The undefeated Russian stopped DeAndre Ware (13-2) in August.
-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).
-Matvey Korobov (28-2): WBA #3
Korobov and Chris Eubank Jr. (28-2) will face each other for the interim WBA title on December 7th.
-Magomed Madiev (13-0): WBA #4
Madiev went to war with Evgeny Terentiev (14-2) in July and defended his WBA Asia title for the 3rd time.
-Janibek Alimkhanuly (8-0): WBO #6 / IBF #14 / WBC #15
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 #25
Nursultanov took a unanimous decision over Christian Olivas (16-6) to win the WBC US title earlier this month.
-Mikalai Vesialou (11-0): WBA #9
The WBA Continental champion defended his belt for the 3rd time, in October, against Abdul Khattab (18-3).
-Anatoli Muratov (22-2): WBA #12
Muratov knocked out Ilias Essaoudi (15-2) in September to capture the WBA Intercontinental championship.
-Bakhram Murtazaliev (17-0): IBF #1 / WBO #4 / WBC #13
Murtazaliev has scored victories this year over Elvin Ayala (29-13), Bruno Leonardo Romay (21-8) and Jorge Fortea (20-2).
-Magomed Kurbanov (18-0): WBA #5 / WBO #9 / WBC #8
Kurbanov defeated former interim WBA World titlist Diego Gabriel Chaves (27-5), on November 2nd, and became a 2 time WBO International champion.
-Israil Madrimov (4-0): WBA #4 / WBC #34
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 #15
The Russian rising star has added 3 more victories to his perfect record this year.
-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.
-Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (17-0): IBF #1 / WBC #5 / WBO #10
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 (25-3): IBF #6 / WBC #6 / WBA #10 / WBO #12
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. His next defense will take place on December 12th against Jose Del Rio (29-8).
-Sergey Lipinets (16-1): IBF #3 / WBO #4 / WBC #8
Lipinets stopped 2 division World champion Lamont Peterson (35-5) earlier this year.
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.
-Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-0): WBA #6 / IBF #8 / WBC #30
Zhangabayev defends his WBA Intercontinental title against Ernesto Espana (30-2) on December 21st.
-Shakhram Giyasov (9-0): WBA #7 / IBF #15 / WBC #22
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) in July, thus becoming the new WBO Intercontinental champion.
-Eduard Troyanovsky (28-2): WBC #8
The former IBF World champion defeated Josef Zahradnik (11-4) in his comeback match a few weeks ago.
-Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0): WBA #6 / IBF #6 / WBO #11 / WBC #28
Undefeated prospects collide as Ergashev goes up against Keith Hunter (11-0) on January 10th of 2020.
-Batyrzhan Jukembayev (17-0): IBF #11 / WBC #12
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.
-Ivan Baranchyk (20-1): IBF #4 / WBC #5
The former IBF World champion stopped Gabriel Bracero (25-4) on October 5th to capture the WBA Intercontinental title.
-Batyr Akhmedov (7-1): WBA #5 / WBC #17
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 #37
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 #38
Malikov earned a majority decision against former world title challenger Isa Chaniev on October 12th.
-Zaur Abdullaev (11-1): WBC #7
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 #3 / IBF #5
Rakhimov knocked out Azinga Fuzile (14-1) on September 29th 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 (21-8) this year to defend his WBA Asia title.
-Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (15-0): WBC #7 / WBO #12 / IBF #15
The undefeated WBC International champion marked his inaugural title defense against former interim WBA World titlist Emanuel Lopez (30-12) this past February and his second one against Abraham Montoya (18-2).
-Mark Urvanov (17-2): WBO #14
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 fought Gaybatulla Gadzhialiev (6-2) to a draw.
-Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-0): WBC #1 / IBF #4
The 2012 Olympic Silver medalist will challenge Gary Russell Jr. (30-1) for the WBC title in April of next year.
-Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0): WBA #1
The 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist has stopped Wilner Soto (22-7) as well as former world title challenger Carlos Carlson (24-6) in 2019.
-Nikolai Potapov (21-2): WBO #9 / IBF #11 / WBC #20
Potapov got the DQ victory over Nasibu Ramadhani (29-15) on October 30th.
-Olimjon Nazarov (20-5): WBO #12
Nazarov has been on an impressive 7 fight winning streak since 2018 and has also captured the WBO Oriental championship. He recently earned a unanimous decision over Chaiwat Buadkratok (32-2) in Vietnam.By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
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