Grigory Drozd entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 39-1-0 (27 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 cruiserweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Firat Arslan in 2006, since then he has won 14 consecutive fights beating Jeremy Ouanna (=Drozd vs Ouanna) and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in 2014 (=Wlodarczyk vs Drozd).
His opponent, Lukasz Janik, has a record of 28-2-0 (15 knockouts) and he entered as the No.51 in the same weight class. He lost to Ola Afolabi in 2013 (=Afolabi vs Janik) but then he came back to win defeating Rico Hoye and Franco Raul Sanchez. Drozd vs Janik is valid for the WBC World cruiserweight title (Drozd’s first defense); 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: WBC World cruiserweight title
Drozd’s previous fight: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs Grigory Drozd
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