The 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 21-1-0 (16 KOs=76%) and he is ranked as the No.7 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Grigory Drozd). He suffered his only defeat in 2013 when he faced Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, the bout was valid for the Wbc world belt (=Wlodarczyk vs Chakhkiev); since then he has won five consecutive fights beating Jackson Junior in his last bout (=Chakhkiev vs Junior).
His opponent, Valery Brudov, has a record of 42-5-0 (28 knockouts) and he entered as the No.92 in the same weight class; he lost to Tony Bellew in 2014 (=Bellew vs Brudov) but he came back to win in 2015 against Sergey Beloshapkin. Chakhkiev vs Brudov is on the undercard of Denis Lebedev vs Youri Kalenga. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Chakhkiev’s previous fight: Rakhim Chakhkiev vs Jackson Junior
Chakhkiev’s next fight: Rakhim Chakhkiev vs Junior Anthony Wright
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