The undefeated Dmitry Kudryashov entered this fight with a perfect record of 16-0-0 (16 KOs=100%) and he is ranked as the No.11 cruiserweight in the world; he fought four times last year beating Juan Carlos Gomez in his last bout (=Kudryashov vs Gomez).
His opponent, Francisco Palacios, has an official record of 23-2-0 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.61 in the same weight class but both his two losses occurred against the former Wbc champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, the first time in 2011 (via split decision, Wlodarczyk vs Palacios) and the second one in 2012 (via unanimous decision, Wlodarczyk vs Palacios 2). After the second loss he beat Epifanio Mendoza and Sandy Antonio Soto. Kudryashov vs Palacios is valid for the WBA International cruiserweight title; 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)
Title: WBA International cruiserweight title
Kudryashov’s previous fight: Dmitry Kudryashov vs Juan Carlos Gomez
Kudryashov’s next fight: Dmitry Kudryashov vs Vikapita Meroro
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