The Wba light-Ww champion Kiryl Relikh entered this fight with a record of 22-2-0 (19 KOs=86%) and he is ranked as the No.4 super lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Josh Taylor). He lost two consecutive bouts between 2016 and 2017, against Ricky Burns (Burns vs Relikh) and Rances Barthelemy (controversial decision, Rances Barthelemy vs Kiryl Relikh I) but then he has taken revenge on Barthelemy in 2018 (Rances Barthelemy vs Kiryl Relikh II).
His opponent, the former Ibf and Ibo light-Ww champion Eduard Troyanovsky, has a boxing record of 27-1-0 (24 KOs=89%) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Julius Indongo in 2016 (Troyanovsky vs Indongo); after this bout he beat Michele Di Rocco (Troyanovsky vs Di Rocco) and Carlos Manuel Portillo in 2017 (Eduard Troyanovsky vs Carlos Manuel Portillo). Relikh vs Troyanovsky is the quarter-final of the World Boxing Super Series super-lightweight tournament (WBSS – Muhammad Ali Trophy) and it is valid for the WBA World super lightweight title (Relikh’s first defense); undercard of Naoya Inoue vs Juan Carlos Payano. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Arena, Yokohama, Japan
Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
Title: WBA World super lightweight title
Relikh’s previous fight: Rances Barthelemy vs Kiryl Relikh 2
Troyanovsky’s previous fight: Eduard Troyanovsky vs Carlos Manuel Portillo
Relikh vs Troyanovsky full fight video:
Official video – Relikh vs Troyanovsky starts at 2:02:00