Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Avtandil Khurtsidze-Nobuhiro Ishida, WBC Belt on 12/17

By Dmitry Mikhalchuk and Alexey Sukachev

It’s on. Former WBA (interim) light middleweight titleholder Nobuhiro Ishida (23-6-2, 8 KOs), who acclaimed international fame after vaporizing highly regarded James Kirkland in just a round, will try to repeat this trick against possibly a harder opponent. On Dec. 17 in Zaporizhyya, Ukraine, the lanky (6’1’’) Japanese stylist will clash his horns with 5’4’’ Gerogian bomber Avtandil “Tornado” Khurtsidze (26-2-2, 17 KOs). The vacant WBC Silver 160lb belt will be at stake in the main event of the show, being arranged by Elite Boxing Promotions.

32-year old Khurtsidze, ranked #10 by the IBF and #12 by the WBO, is also the IBO middleweight champion. Best known for his spirited albeit unsuccessful (duibiously) recent outing against undefeated Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, Khurtsidze has annihilated both Jason LeHoullier and Dionisio Miranda in less than three rounds in his most recent outings.

WBO #9 and WBC #11 ranked Japanese Ishida is thriving after a rocky start (7-4-1 in the first twelve bouts) his career. His positive resume includes world-ranked opponents Marco Antonio Avendano (twice) and Javier Alberto Mamani, and he has also defeated capable local rival Akira Ohigashi early in his career.

In co-featured bout of the evening, Samara-based Armenian Karen Tevosyan (19-3-3, 10 KOs) will test unbeaten local stylist Victor Postol (15-0, 8 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for the vacant WBC International light welterweight Silver title. Local cruiserweight prospect Dmytro Kucher (13-0, 10 KOs) and Russian hopeful Marat Kulumbegov (3-0, 2 KOs) will be featured in the undercard of the show.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Khmelnytsky on 11-01-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11354487]What the hell is a 5'4 midget doing in middleweight!?[/QUOTE] He's a little Tyson. What was Qawi doing at CW? If Khurtsidze wins he'll be mandatoy for Chavez i think. I doubt Chavez will still have the belt which is…

Comment by Alec900 on 11-01-2011

it was close but I think khurtsidze pulled it off.ok maybe not a robbery,but certainly a gift. and you can hear the boos at 9:50 and so on

Comment by UglyPug on 11-01-2011

[QUOTE=Alec900;11356605]he's build like a tank [IMG]http://www.gorodokboxing.com/images/photo/-Avtandil-Khurtsidze.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://vringe.com/images/stories/ring/news/2011/10/03/tornado-avtandil-khurtsidze.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3sCvvtC4vmgOhsw8fcYntFeHV0lHOHx8IIBpEjw3Eo4SquiqGDbjNb06A[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.boxnews.com.ua/photos/1316/Avtandil-Khurtsidze7.jpg[/IMG] he was robbed in France against N'Dam N'Jikam,even the home crowd was booing for the decision. tornado shall wipe out the kirkland killer[/QUOTE] nice pictures. . . dude is a LITTLE…

Comment by Alec900 on 11-01-2011

[QUOTE=AmeriFil;11354938]Brothers, what the hell? 5'4? Seriously, it has to be an error because it should say at least 6'4. 154 lbs for a 6'4? I don't know but if I was 5'4 I wouldn't weigh 154 lbs. Also, why didn't…

Comment by UglyPug on 10-31-2011

[QUOTE=tostao;11356137]this fight will never happen , Ishida is smart guy and old enought to understand he has nothing lost in ukraine . He will never get fair decision there .[/QUOTE] ishida doesn't care - if the money's right, he'll go…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement