Maksim Vlasov entered this fight with a professional record of 41-2-0 (24 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.9 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Oleksandr Usyk). He was defeated by Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez in 2015 (=Ramirez vs Vlasov) but then he has won eleven consecutive bouts beating Tamas Lodi, Mussa Ajibu, Denton Daley and Vikapita Meroro in 2017 (=Vlasov vs Meroro).
His opponent, the 2008 Olympian Olanrewaju Durodola, has a record of 27-4-0 (25 KOs=93%) and he entered as the No.30 in the same weight class. He fought four times in 2017 losing once, the rematch with Dmitry Kudryashov (=Kudryashov vs Durodola 2); after this bout he has won over Karama Nyilawila and Manroy Sadiki. Vlasov vs Durodola is valid for the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title; undercard of Murat Gassiev vs Yunier Dorticos. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title
Vlasov’s previous fight: Maksim Vlasov vs Vikapita Meroro
Durodola’s next fight: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Vlasov’s next fight: Krzysztof Glowacki vs Maksim Vlasov
Vlasov vs Durodola full fight video:
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