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Khurtsidze Fights for Vacant IBO Belt on March 12 in Tbilisi

By Alexey Sukachev and Dmitry Mikhalchuk

Short (just 5’4’’) but powerful WBA #1 middleweight Avtandil “Tornado” Khurtsidze (22-2-2, 13 KOs) of Georgia is finally back in action on March 12 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Khurtsidze, who lost a highly controversial unanimous decision to Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam the last October, faces still-to-be-announced opponent for a vacant IBO 160lb title, vacated by previous champion Peter Manfredo Jr. The show will be provided by Elite Boxing Promotions in what will be the biggest event in Georgian history.

Khurtsidze was earlier said to fight Dominican Giovanni Lorenzo but that bout has fallen through. Right now Khurtsidze is preparing for his future homecoming at “FreeStyle” gym under the guidance of Andrey Sinepupov.

In the main supportive bout of the evening, undefeated light welterweight Victor Postol (12-0, 8 KOs) will take part in his toughest test to date against Sweden-based Ugandan Sam Rukundo (15-3-1, 6 KOs). 17-year old lightweight Daniyar Hanyk (8-0, 3 KOs) and heavyweight Dmitry Kovalevskiy (1-0, 1 KO) will also be featured in this tournament.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom2111 on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=UL1210;10163602]i completely agree that Khurtsidze was robbed, but N'Jikam's mouthpiece came out. it wasn't as if he just let him break in the middle of the round[/QUOTE] He took a break and his corner [I]poured cold water over him[/I]. I've…

Comment by UL1210 on 02-27-2011

i completely agree that Khurtsidze was robbed, but N'Jikam's mouthpiece came out. it wasn't as if he just let him break in the middle of the round

Comment by Freedom2111 on 02-26-2011

Khurtsidze was robbed in his fight with N'Jikam. A minute into the 12th round, the French referee let N'Jikam, who was barely surviving, take a break and go over to his corner and have cold water poured over him! :wtf:…

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