Review: 2014-03-15, pretty boring fight between Rakhim Chakhkiev and Juho Haapoja: it gets two stars. Rakhim Chakhkiev, 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist, entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 17-1-0 (13 KOs=76%) and he is ranked as the No.17 cruiserweight in the world, last year he suffered his only defeat in a great fight against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, bout valid for WBC Cw title (rated 4.5 stars by users, Wlodarczyk vs Chakhkiev).
His opponent, Juho Haapoja, has a record of 20-4-1 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.57 in the same weight class, he fought three times in 2013 losing his last bout against Silvio Branco. Chakhkiev vs Haapoja is valid for the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title; undercard of Grigory Drozd vs Jeremy Ouanna. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title
Chakhkiev’s next fight: Rakhim Chakhkiev vs Santander Silgado
Video: (Free embeddable video hosted on Ok.ru and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)