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Grachev Hopes To Raise Profile With Ismayl Sillakh KO

By Alexander Pavlov

Light heavyweight contender Denis Grachev (12-0-1, 8KOs) hopes to raise his international profile after last week's big upset knockout of previously undefeated rising star Ismayl Sillakh (17-1, 14KOs). Grachev was losing on the offical cards, but turned things around with his power punches to stop Sillakh in the eight round.

Grachev, born and raised in Russia, has spent his entire pro career in the United States, but he hopes the win over Sillakh has gained him a bigger following in Russia.

"The victory greatly boosted my rating. I do not rule out the possibility that many boxing experts will call this a lucky victory, and I'm ready to fight with [other] serious contenders. I hope that now I have added fans in Russia. I'd love to win on home soil," Grachev said.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 510hustler on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=New England;12063099]:rofl: :rofl:[/QUOTE] Who should he fight then, Campillo? Cleverly? Those aren't the type of guys you should fight just to stay busy. I guess there's always Yusaf Mack.

Comment by New England on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=510hustler;12062474]Dawson should fight him as a tune up before the winner or Pascal/Cloud or Ward if that happens.[/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by richardt on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12062780]Without the coke and the distractions Nunn would have beaten Toney.[/QUOTE]Don't kid yourself. Nunn was knocked down early in his career in a similar way. A fighter cannot leave their chin out and square their body up. They can get…

Comment by Light_Speed on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;12062700]I don't think Sillakh wants to rematch his weak chin with any hard puncher, including the last guy. Sillakh stands straight up and squares himself up too much. [B]Michael Nunn[/B] and Paul Williams discovered this the hard way.[/QUOTE] Without the…

Comment by richardt on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=bigcursedawg;12062472]If I was Sillakh I would want rematch with Grachev.[/QUOTE]I don't think Sillakh wants to rematch his weak chin with any hard puncher, including the last guy. Sillakh stands straight up and squares himself up too much. Michael Nunn and…

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