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 Last update:  2/16/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Ismayl Sillakh Heading Up To The Cruiserweight Ranks
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Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson

Longtime light heavyweight contender Ismayl Sillakh (21-2, 17KOs) is making a lot of changes in his career. One of the biggest, is his decision to leave the light heavyweight division behind. Sillakh is moving up to the cruiserweight division, a jump of 25-pounds, where the lanky 6'3 fighter believes he will be better suited for battle. In his last fight, on November 30th against WBO 175-pound champion Sergey Kovalev, Sillakh was stopped in two rounds.

"I'm going to move to cruiserweight, 100%. I don't want to lose a lot of weight anymore. Because for my last fight I had to lose 20-pounds [close to the fight]. I will be at cruiserweight now. Right now I'm 195 [pounds]. I feel good, I feel strong because I don't have to lose so much strength and energy. I feel okay to fight with bigger guys," Sillakh said.

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comment by Banderivets, on 02-17-2014
What is he supposed to do? He's a chinny fighter that has been exposed as not being able to handle a punch or get up from KDs...He can't go any further down in weight, so he will go up and just hope for the best. In terms of career moves that is the best option and you don't need a consulta...

comment by GoldenGloveLove, on 02-17-2014
I'm not surprised since his last judgment call was fighting Kovalev.

comment by Mikhnienko, on 02-17-2014
[QUOTE=Cuban Linx]You mean when he landed one punch, after getting out classed and dominated for 7 straight rounds? Unlikely. Sillakh couldn't make the weight anymore, and he got annihilated by Kovalev in the worst possible way. At cruiserweight the talent level is significantly less than it ...

comment by richardt, on 02-16-2014
He is taking a weak chin to a higher weight division!! Not a good move. And before anyone uses the pathetic excuse that he was knocked out twice due to weight issues, that is a myth. He was known in the AM's as having a weak chin and even the ESPN crew mentioned that when he fought on ESPN a whil...

comment by ShoulderRoll, on 02-16-2014
[QUOTE=Cuban Linx]You mean when he landed one punch, after getting out classed and dominated for 7 straight rounds? [/QUOTE] Yes. He exposed that shaky chin for the world to see.

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