By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Alexander Povetkin (35-2): WBC #4 / WBA #5 / IBF #10
The former Olympic & World champion defeated Hughie Fury (23-3) to win the vacant WBA International title. He might face Dereck Chisora (31-9) in November.
-Evgeny Romanov (14-0): WBO #11
Romanov has improved his perfect record with 3 more victories this year and also became the 1st ever WBO Global Heavyweight champion.
-Ivan Dychko (9-0): WBA #14
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.
-Sergey Kuzmin (15-1): WBA #11 / IBF 14
Kuzmin suffered his 1st pro loss at the hands of Michael Hunter (18-1) on September 13th.
-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.
-Beibut Shumenov (18-2): WBA (Regular) World Cruiserweight champion
The returning Shumenov’s next fight could take place at a major boxing event, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, promoted by Don King.
-Evgeny Tishchenko (5-0): WBO #11 / IBF #14
The 2016 Olympic champion won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title after knocking out Abraham Tabul (16-2) in the opening round. He will defend his new crown against fellow undefeated fighter Issa Akberbayev (20-0) on November 2nd.
-Yury Kashinsky (18-0): IBF #3 / WBA #3 / WBO #3 / WBC #7
Kashinsky won the vacant IBF Intercontinental title, on June 16th.
-Ruslan Fayfer (24-1): IBF #5 / WBC #10
Ruslan defeated Serhiy Radchenko (7-4) in May.
-Aleksei Papin (11-1): WBC #14
The former Kickboxing world champion & 2 time IBF International champion lost to Ilunga Makabu (26-2) this past August.
-Sergey Kovalev (34-3): WBO World champion
The Russian legend successfully defended his WBO title against Anthony Yarde (18-1) in August and he’s already scheduled to step into the ring again on November 2nd as he faces the unified WBA, WBC & IBF Middleweight World champion Canelo Alvarez (52-1) at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas.
-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’s 5th title defense takes place on October 12 against Lenin Castillo (20-2).
-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) in July, thus avenging his 1st professional loss.
-Umar Salamov (25-1): WBO #4 / IBF #5 / WBA #10
Salamov retained the WBO International title for the 3rd time after knocking out Emmanuel Danso (31-5) in September.
-Igor Mikhalkin (23-2): WBC #4 / IBF #13
Mikhalkin earned a unanimous decision victory over Timur Nikarkhoev (21-3) thus becoming the interim IBO champion.
-Fedor Chudinov (21-2): WBA #2 / WBC #5 / IBF #6 / WBO #11
The former WBA World champion has fought thrice in 2019, defeating the likes of Wuzhati Nuerlang (12-3), Rafael Bejaran (26-4) and Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (26-6). Fedor could be involved in an IBF title eliminator with Jose Uzcategui (29-3) this coming December.
-Aidos Yerbossynuly (12-0): WBA #3 / WBO #8
The unified WBA International, WBO Global & WBC Asia Continental champion successfully defended his belts against Rocky Jerkic (17-2) in August. His next match might be on November 2nd.
-Aslambek Idigov (17-0): WBO #7
Idigov picked up a unanimous decision victory over Robert Racz (21-2) on September 19th and remained the WBO & IBF European champion.
-Vladimir Shishkin (9-0): WBC #10 / WBA #13
The undefeated Russian stopped the WBC Continental Americas champion DeAndre Ware (13-2) in August.
-Evgeny Shvedenko (12-0): IBF #10
Shvedenko beat Nadjib Mohammedi (42-8) this past April.
-Azizbek Abdugofurov (13-0): WBC #4
The WBC Silver champion made a successful comeback on August 24th, against Gasan Gasanov (16-9).
-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.
-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 clash with former world title challenger Walter Kautondokwa (18-1) on October 26th.
-Magomed Madiev (13-0): WBA #4
Madiev went to war with fellow Russian fighter Evgeny Terentiev (14-2) in July and defended his WBA Asia title for the 3rd time. He will meet Tureano Johnson (21-2) on November 2nd in a WBA eliminator.
-Janibek Alimkhanuly (7-0): WBO #13
The 2013 AIBA World champion stopped Stuart McLellan (27-4) in August to defend his WBO Global & WBC Continental Americas titles. Janibek has issued a challenged to the WBO World champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0).
-Meiirim Nursultanov (12-0): IBF #10
Nursultanov will fight for the 4th time this year, as he meets Christian Olivas (16-5) for the vacant WBC US title.
-Mikalai Vesialou (10-1): WBA #13
The WBA Continental champion will defend against Abdul Khattab (18-2) on October 19th.
-Israil Madrimov (4-0): WBA #6
The undefeated WBA Intercontinental champion defended his belt against Alejandro Barrera (29-6) on October 5th.
-Magomed Kurbanov (17-0): WBA #9 / WBC #10
Kurbanov faces 2 time world title challenger Charlie Navarro (29-9) on November 2nd.
-Bakhram Murtazaliev (16-0): WBO #4 / IBF #5
Murtazaliev goes toe to toe with Jorge Fortea (20-1) in an IBF title eliminator on November 2nd.
-Aram Amirkhanyan (12-0): WBO #13
The WBO International 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 will 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 (25-3): IBF #6 / WBC #9 / WBO #14
The former interim WBA World title holder defeated Kerman Lejarraga (28-2) in March to become the EBU European champion. Those 2 met again on September 28th with the same result.
-Alexander Besputin (13-0): WBA #1
Besputin defended his USBA title for the second time against Alfredo Blanco (20-8) in April. He is now set to compete for the vacant WBA (Regular) World championship against Butaev on November 30th.
-Radzhab Butaev (12-0): WBA #2
Butaev knocked out Lanardo Tyner (35-16) in March and then beat Sliverio Ortiz (37-26) 2 months later. As said above, the 2 undefeated Russians will go at it for the WBA (Regular) title.
-Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-0): WBA #7 / IBF #11
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.
-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, to defend his WBA International title.
-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 is expected to fight again on November 22nd in London. (Opponent TBA).
-Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0): WBA #4 / IBF #6 / WBO #11
The unstoppable Uzbek has beaten Mykal Fox (21-1) and Abdiel Ramirez (24-5) in 2019.
-Batyrzhan Jukembayev (17-0): IBF #11 / WBC #14
Jukembayev earned the biggest win of his career on September 26th by defeating longtime IBF Lightweight World title holder Miguel Vazquez (41-9) to become the WBA Continental & IBF Intercontinental champion.
-Batyr Akhmedov (7-1): WBA #3
Akhmedov failed to capture the WBA (Regular) title on September 28th, thus tasting defeat for the first time in his pro career.
-Roman Andreev (23-0): WBO #3 / IBF #9
Top Russian contender defeated Jesus Cuadro (18-6) in May.
-Pavel Malikov (15-1): IBF #11
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.
-Zaur Abdullaev (11-1): WBC #2
Zaur suffered an injury during his interim WBC title fight with Devin Haney (23-0) 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 #7
Sulaimanbek stopped both Pipat Chaiporn (47-13) and Milner Marcano (20-8) this year to defend his WBA Asia title.
-Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (15-0): WBC #11 / IBF #14 / WBO #14
The undefeated WBC International champion marked his inaugural title defense against former interim WBA World titlist Emanuel Lopez (30-12) this past February. He will make his second one against Pablo Vicente (15-1) on November 2nd.
-Denis Shafikov (40-4): IBF #10
Shafikov fought Gaybatulla Gadzhialiev (6-2) to a draw.
-Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-0): WBC #1 / IBF #5
The 2012 Olympic Silver medalist is next in line for a shot at the WBC World championship.
-Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0): WBA #2
The 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist has stopped Wilner Soto (22-7) as well as former world title challenger Carlos Carlson (24-6) this year.
-Nikolai Potapov (20-2): WBO #9 / IBF #11
Potapov is set to fight in Russia on October 30th. (Opponent TBA).
-Olimjon Nazarov (19-5): WBO #14
Nazarov has been on a 6 fight winning streak since 2018 and has also recently captured the WBO Oriental championship
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