Review: 2014-08-15, great performance by both boxers: Rustam Nugaev vs Denis Shafikov gets three stars. Rustam Nugaev entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 27-6-1 (17 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.7 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Terence Crawford), he suffered his last defeat in 2011 when he faced then-undefeated Alisher Rahimov, since then he has won six consecutive times.
His opponent, Denis Shafikov, has an official record of 33-1-1 (18 knockouts) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class, he suffered his only defeat just six months ago when he faced Miguel Vazquez in a bout valid for the IBF Lw title. Nugaev vs Shafikov is the main event of the night, IBF lightweight title eliminator. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, USA
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Nugaev’s previous fight: Rustam Nugaev vs Marvin Quintero
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