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Ekaterinburg Weights: Provodnikov 139.5, Corley 139.2

By Alexey Uralets (Allboxing.ru) and Alexey Sukachev

The scene is set for tomorrow's huge event of boxing at the DIVS in Ekaterinburg, Russia. In order to make a strong finish to 2011, German Titov and Kirill Pchelnikov, two well-respected Russian promoters, unified their efforts to produce a gratifying six-fight card this coming Monday with at least four quality match-ups between world-caliber fighters.

In the main event, former WBO champion turned gatekeeper DeMarcus Corley (37-18-1, 22 KOs) will try to interrupt his recent chain of losses (five in a row, including three in 2011) against a very complicated opponent in Russian powerhouse Ruslan Provodnikov (19-1, 13 KOs), who is ranked #13 by the WBO. Provodnikov, 27, is a familiar figure for American fight fans and a regular guest on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. If successful against Corley, Provodnikov can next clash against former two-time champion Julio Diaz (38-7, 27 KOs) in January. This time a vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council belt will be at risk.

Provodnikov – 139.5; Corley – 139.2

In what seems to be a thriller of the night, two well-accomplished undefeated fighters will meet each other in the biggest fight of their careers, as 34-year old Uzbek Alisher Rakhimov (22-0, 11 KOs) will try to unify his WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title with the WBC Asian Boxing Council regalia, presently owned by dangerously punching Thai knockout artist Saddam Kietyongyuth (23-0, 18 KOs). If successful versus Kietyongyuth, a former 2004 Uzbek Olympian, can next fight on the same date with Provodnikov against crude Korean banger Ji Hoon Kim (22-7-2, 18 KOs). Rakhimov has cleared out neighboring divisions on Eastern European fight scene, while 28-year old Kietyongyuth once worked as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao.

Rakhimov easily weighed-in at 134.5 lbs, while the Thai fighter lost his title on scales by coming very much overweight at 140 lbs on his second try. On his first try he showed no less than 142.8 pounds.

Two best Russian light heavyweights on the eastern side of Dmitry Sukhotskiy will collide in the most appealing match-up for Russian fight fans. It’s when WBC #9 Roman Simakov (19-1, 9 KOs) will risk his WBC Asian Boxing Council belt against power-punching America-based former amateur star and Russian national champion Sergey Kovalev (16-0-1, 14 KOs).
Simakov – 174.3; Kovalev – 174.2

Also, talented welterweight Dmitry Mikhailenko (12-0, 5 KOs) will face his stiffest career test against powerful Tajik Sherali Mamadaliev (14-1, 8 KOs) over eight.

Mikhailenko – 148.5; Mamadaliev – 149.5

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 12-05-2011

7 lbs over the limit Saddam ya barely trained for the biggest fight of your career.****

Comment by iwilltszyuu on 12-05-2011

It's a shame Corley has been reduced to this, but really his story is shared by hundreds of other boxers. I met him back in 2003 when he took on Judah, I thought he was robbed. After the fight he…

Comment by leonthegee on 12-04-2011

Corleys has like 7 kids plus he has his dead brothers kids too. He will fight till hes dead.

Comment by UglyPug on 12-04-2011

Corley has been on a world tour! fighting everyone, everywhere! lol he is the QUINTESSENTIAL JOURNEYMAN! He's just trying to keep getting paid. . . His boxing shoes are SHYT! bring nothing new to an already niche market. . .…

Comment by dannnnn on 12-04-2011

Jesus... 18 losses? Thought that was a typo and had to check Boxrec, man Corley has slipped.

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