Ismayl Sillakh May Face Rakhim Chakhkiev on Oct. 5
By Alexey Sukachev
Ukrainian light heavyweight prospect Ismayl Sillakh (20-1, 16 KOs) could have the opportunity to erase his worst pro memories, if he is to face cruiserweight contender Rakhim Chakhkiev (16-1, 12 KOs) of Russia on Oct. 5 as a part of Wladimir Klitschko versus Alexander Povetkin showdown in Moscow. Team Sillakh received an initial offer from Chakhkiev's handlers but it wasn't actually eye-popping. Negotiations between the camps are under way right now, report Ukrainian sources.
WBC #13 Sillakh, a former amateur standout, is 3-0, 2 KOs, this year since being sensationally knocked out by another Russian Denis Grachev last April. He is penciled to fight yet another Russian Konstantin Piternov (13-3, 4 KOs), next Saturday over ten rounds in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Chakhkiev, a 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medalist at heavyweight, is coming off a tough loss to WBC cruiserweight king Krzysztof Wlodarczyk from this past June. He is rated #5 by the WBC and the IBF, and #15 by the WBA.
Awful idea, Sillakh got staggered by a guy who was 7-2-1 in his last fight : [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc97ml4QGXs&feature=youtu.be&t=4m3s"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc97ml4QGXs&feature=youtu.be&t=4m3s[/URL] He's got a LOT of rebuilding to do. [QUOTE=Szef99;13660553]Nahh I don't want to see a rematch, Wlod should now try to unify his…Comment by nycsmooth on 08-19-2013
Sillakh's last 3 bouts vs non-punchers, IMO he still has the loss in his mind...moving up to CW vs a big puncher is not the smartest career move, and 4 not the best of $$$...Comment by MujoHrnjica on 08-19-2013
[QUOTE=hyeduk;13661037]its funny how Rakhim's team cant find a good come-back opponent but is picking on a guy who fights in light heavyweight...next time send an offer to fight Zab Judah at a catch weight..Silakh should stay in his weight division…Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 08-18-2013
Bad matchup for ismayil,,,,,, He should be trying to fight other lightheavys........ Rakiem beats him up........ ismiyal vs dawson would be a decent scrapComment by Hougigo on 08-18-2013
No, no no no..... Ismayl... you're dumbPost a Comment/View More User Comments (19)