By Alexey Sukachev
Rapidly rising Russian super middleweight Fedor Chudinov (10-0, 8 KOs) will undergo his next professional test on May 17 in the Dominican Republic. Chudinov, 26, a hard-hitting boxer-puncher and a younger brother of middleweight Dmitry Chudinov, is set to face fellow undefeated Dominican Andy Perez (19-0, 18 KOs) as a part of the annual “WBA KOs Drugs” power show.
WBA #5 Chudinov is coming off an impressive streak of notable victories over solid opposition, including former world title challenger Stjepan Bozic and experienced French gatekeeper Jimmy Colas. He was also a talented amateur, albeit not as successful as his brother.
Perez, 37, will be a major underdog in the fight. His overall record is very impressive but: a). He has never fought outside of his native land; and b). All but one of his wins were against fighters with a losing record. His overall record of opposition is a mind-boggling 31-128-2 and looks to be extremely padded.