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Alekseev Stripped By EBU: Masternak, Afolabi in Line

By Per Ake Persson

Hamburg-based Russian Alexander Alekseev, promoted by EC Box Promotion, has been stripped of the EBU cruiserweight title as he is currently sidelined with an undisclosed medical problem and unable to fight. Alekseev drew with Firat Arslan in his last fight - May 11 - and was supposed to fight Agron Dzila September 28 but that was cancelled, also due to Alexander´s health problems that is said to impair movements on the left side of his body but exactly what is wrong have not been diagnosed.
 
Mandatory challenger is Pole Mateusz Masternak, promoted by Sauerland, and he will now fight the highest available boxer. This could mean we get to see Masternak against the # 1 contender, Ola Afolabi, promoted by K2. # 2 contender is Firat Arslan but he fights WBO king Marco Huck November 3. In the # 3 spot we find rising prospect Rahkim Chakhkiev.
 
The new champ will have to fight Alekseev inside 90 days of winning the title without the possibility of a voluntary defense.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 10-27-2012

Masternak/Afolabi would be a excellent fight but Ola will look to secure another fight w/Huck which would be good but the 2nd was better than the 1st hard to imagine 3rd would be better than that so i'd rather see…

Comment by Freedom. on 10-24-2012

Masternak vs. Afolabi will be a good, competitive fight. The cruiserweight division is heating up, there's some talented up-and-coming stars in the division.

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