Recent talk from Russia is that WBA "interim" Middleweight champion Dmitry Chudinov (14-0-2, 9) is looking to take a massive step up in class and go from fighting the likes of Mehdi Bouadla, who looked hapless this past weekend, to fighting WBA "regular" champion Daniel Jacobs (28-1, 25).
Jacobs, who won his regular title this past weekend with an easy victory over Jarrod Fletcher, did mentioned that he was wanting to fight WBO champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22) though if that bout can't be made a contest with Chudinov could make a lot of sense.
If Chudinov's promoter Vladimir Hrunov gets his way this bout will take place in November in the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn and be televised by Showtime. On paper it would see his fighter giving up "home advantage" though it would actually be Chudinov's 8th bout in the US where he actually began his career in 2009. In fact on US soil Chudinov is 6-0-1 (3) though he has improved significantly since his draw, in 2012, with Paul Mendez.
This bout would likely be a secondary option for Jacobs, who has made it clear he wants Quillin, though could act as a build up contest with the winner geting he chance to face the current WBO champion. One interesting thing however is that neither Chudinov nor Jacob's seem happy to talk about a fight with the "real" WBA champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27) who continues to be avoided by his supposed top rivals who are showing little interest in sharing a ring with him.
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