Advertisement
Advertisement

Klitschko-Povetkin: Rakhim Chakhkiev to Face Giulian Ilie

By Alexey Sukachev and Yuri Tarantin (Allboxing.ru)

According to Team Chakhkiev, their protégé and the recent cruiserweight world title challenger will take on Romanian journeyman / fringe contender Giulian Ilie in his comeback fight following a disappointing June setback against WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

The 30-year old Olympic heavyweight gold medalist in Beijing, with a record of 16-1, 12 KOs, as a pro, and his 36-year old counterpart are scheduled for a ten-rounder. Chakhkiev is rated #5 by the WBC and IBF, and #15 by the WBA. Ilie (20-6-2, 6 KOs) has previously scored several upset losses, has never been stopped and is 2-0 this year following two back-to-back losses in 2012. He seems to be a legitimate opponent for Chakhkiev and can test his confidence following the recent loss.

The fight will be a part of a big undercard for the historical Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin showdown, which is set to be held on Oct. 5 at the Olimpiyskiy Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia. Ruslan Chagaev faces Jovo Pudar, and Grigory Drozd matches up with undefeated Pole Mateusz Masternak in an important cruiserweight fight in the same card.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dan_cov on 09-05-2013

Glad hes staying at cruiser, Dan Rafael had his next fight down as a HW fight. Seems a perfect comeback opponent!

Comment by hyeduk on 09-05-2013

I hope Rakhim takes it on the chin and he doesnt take shots on the chin. Rakhim by Tko in late rounds

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Video: Provodnikov on Golovkin vs. Canelo, Facing John Molina Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Final Press Conference Video: David Avanesyan Confident of Stunning Shane Mosley WBC Eyes Tourney, With WBA/IBF, To Set Golovkin's Opponent Lara: I Want Golovkin Next, He Would Solidify My Legacy! WBC Prez Wants Canelo Hate To Stop, Plans To Give High Ranking Video: Martin Murray Confident of Taking Down George Groves Video: George Groves on DeGale vs. Jack, Haye, Facing Murray Dorticos Already Back In Gym After FOTY Win Over Kalenga Lara-Martirosyan II Leads Second-Most Watched '16 SHO Telecast Video: George Groves, Martin Murray Go Face To Face Ricky Burns Focused on History, Becoming 3 Weight Champ Jorge Linares Inks New Pact With Golden Boy Video: Martin Murray Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Rift George Groves: I'm Looking To Take Martin Murray Out! Video: Dillian Whyte on PEDs in Boxing, Joshua-Breazeale, More Dillian Whyte Wants Two Tuneups, Then More Experienced Foes Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey Discuss Training Camp, More Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II Paul Butler: We're On The Brink of World Title Shot, This is Massive Stephen Smith: I Belong at World Level, I Want Another Title Shot Golovkin's Coach Expects Amir Khan To Rebound Very Well Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement