By Alexey Sukachev
WBA #1 and also WBA interim middleweight champion Dmitry Chudinov (13-0-2, 8 KOs) has high aspirations regarding both his next title defense against WBA #12 Frenchman Mehdi Bouadla (30-5, 11 KOs) and his plans after that. Chudinov battles Bouadla on a historic night of boxing in Sevastopol, Crimea, on August 9.
Chudinov views recently crowned WBC and lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) as his most desired opponent.
“We hope Cotto will agree to fight Dmitry," commented his promoter Vladimir Hryunov.
In the meantime, the next in line for Chudinov (or vice versa) is the winner of the same day’s contest between WBA #2 Australian Jarrod Fletcher and WBA #4 American Daniel Jacobs for the vacant WBA middleweight crown. The WBA's super champion is the Kazakh terror Gennady Golovkin.