When we think of Heavyweight boxing we don't tend to think of China as a likely venue. Strangely however the two things do come together on March 28th as China get a rare Heavyweight title bout and get a chance to see Japanese based Ugandan Okhello Peter (21-7, 19), a former Heavyweight world title challenger, and Evgeny Orlov (14-12-1, 10) throw down bombs at each other.
Of the two men it's Peter who is by far the better known fighter, though that's not saying much. He's more known due to his notable 2006 clash with the then WBC champion Oleg Maskaev. Of course that was 8 years ago and since then Peter has faded into relative obscurity in terms to the global Heavyweight scene though he did fight Kyotaro Fujimoto last year for the then vacant Japanese Heavyweight title. Unfortunately for Peter he looked his 41 years old against Fujimoto who was too quick, too energetic and too sharp for "The Letter O".
Orlov is himself a journeyman though is best known in Europe for both his excellent nickname "The Molecule from Hell" and for being a big and clumsy fighter. Stood at between 6'9 and 6'10 he's a man mountain though has unfortunately not scored a win of note, in fact he has come undone against every notable fighter he has faced including Mariusz Wach, Francesco Pianeta, Kubrat Pulev and Alex Leapai.
With the vacant WBC Asia Council Continental Heavyweight title on the line we can imagine both men really wanting to win this. They will both know that they aren't nearly good enough to win a world title but to them this will be their world title fight. Unfortunately with a combined age of 76 the bout may well be a stinker if neither man can score an early knockout.
(Picture of Peter, above, is courtesy of boxrec.com)
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