The 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 22-1-0 (17 KOs=77%) 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 in a bout valid for the Wbc world belt (=Wlodarczyk vs Chakhkiev); since then he has won six consecutive fights beating Valery Brudov in his last bout (=Chakhkiev vs Brudov).
His opponent, the undefeated Junior Anthony Wright, has an official record of 13-0-1 (11 KOs=84%) and he entered as the No.36 in the same weight class. The only man who stopped him in a draw was Stivens Bujaj in 2014, after this bout he has won three fights. Chakhkiev vs Wright is valid for the vacant IBO World cruiserweight title; undercard of Alexander Povetkin vs Mike Perez. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: vacant IBO World cruiserweight title
Chakhkiev’s previous fight: Rakhim Chakhkiev vs Valery Brudov
Chakhkiev’s next fight: Rakhim Chakhkiev vs Hamilton Ventura
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