Aik Shakhnazaryan entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 22-2-0 (11 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.21 lightweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive defeats in 2015, against Abner Lopez (Shakhnazaryan vs Lopez) and Eduard Troyanovsky (Troyanovsky vs Shakhnazaryan), but then he has won seven fights defeating Al Rivera (Aik Shakhnazaryan vs Al Rivera), Jaba Shalutashvili and DeMarcus Corley.
His opponent, Fedor Papazov, has an official record of 21-2-0 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.28 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Miguel Angel Gonzalez in 2015 but then he has won five bouts beating Howik Bebraham in 2018. Shakhnazaryan vs Papazov is valid for the vacant IBF International and vacant WBA Continental lightweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Olimp, Krasnodar, Russia
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: vacant IBF International and vacant WBA Continental lightweight titles
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