In the only major card this coming Monday fight fans will be tuning in to see Lightweight king Sergey Kovalev defending his belts against Isaac Chilemba. On the same card there will be a number of Asian fighters.
One of the Asian fighters is Filipino veteran Leonardo Doronio (15-12-3, 10) who will be facing off against the unbeaten Pavel Malikov (7-0, 1) in a bout for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Lightweight title. On paper Malikov has to be favoured given the records of the men involved, however Doronio is much better than his record suggests and he was very unlucky not to defeat Nery Saguilan last time out. This really shouldn't be the mismatch that it looks on paper.
Another Asian on this card is American based Kazakh hopeful Madiyar Ashkeyev (3-0, 2) who will be up against the more experienced Azeri Ismat Eynullayev (7-0, 4) in a 6 rounder. On paper this looks like both men facing their first hungry opponent and this could be a very interesting match up.