The former Ibo light-Hw champion Igor Mikhalkin entered this fight with a pro record of 22-2-0 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.11 light heavyweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to Sergey Kovalev (Sergey Kovalev vs Igor Mikhalkin) and beating Bernard Donfack.
His opponent, Timur Nikarkhoev, has an official boxing record of 21-2-0 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.46 in the same weight class. He lost to Joseph Mulema in 2017 but then he has won seven consecutive bouts defeating Geard Ajetovic. Mikhalkin vs Nikarkhoev is valid for the interim IBO World light heavyweight title; undercard of Thulani Mbenge vs Sebastian Formella. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: CU Arena Neugraben, Hamburg, Germany
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Title: interim IBO World light heavyweight title
Mikhalkin vs Nikarkhoev full fight video:
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