Mabuza and Allakhverdiev Make Weight in Moscow

By Alexey Sukachev

The scene is set for a relatively big fight tomorrow at the CSKA sports arena in Moscow, Russia. The main event will see WBA #7 Khabib Allakhverdiev (16-0, 7 KOs) making an ambitious crack at the IBO light welterweight title against tough-as-nails South African Kaizer Mabuza (24-8-3, 15 KOs), a former challenger for the vacant IBF crown.

In two featured undercard bouts, comebacking WBC #7 and WBA #11 cruiserweight Grigory Drozd (34-1, 24 KOs) looks for another spectacular kayo against Brazilian Fabio Garrido (25-2, 21 KOs), and formerly rated lightweight Eduard Troyanovskiy (10-0, 7 KOs) is also scheduled for ten versus another Brazilian, Claudinei Lacierda (14-3, 10 KOs), who has never been stopped.

The weights are in order for all of the main participants:

Khabib Allakhverdiev 139.8 vs. Kaizer Mabuza 140
Grigory Drozd 200.2 vs. Fabio Garrido 194.3
Eduard Trojanovskiy 140 vs. Claudinei Lacierda141.7

Also in the mix are:
Oleg Liseev (4-1, 2 KOs) vs. Denis Tupilenko (2-20)
Maxim Chemezov (5-0, 2 KOs) vs. Mikola Korenev (2-15)

Doors are set to open at 7:30 PM. Telecast by Russia 2 channel begins at 8:20 PM LT.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tostao on 06-19-2012

what idiot gave permission for garrido to fight drozd ? wasn't this guy in coma couple of years ago ? looks to me like this russian promoter brings all the retired boxers on his shows .

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 06-19-2012

I give Denis Tupylenko credit. Dude has lost 17 fights in a row and only won 2 out of 20 and STILL continues to box. I would've given up by now lol.

Comment by Freedom. on 06-19-2012

Allakhverdiev has been training with Kostya Tszyu.

Comment by Harvey Swan on 06-19-2012

anyone know how you can watch this in the uk tomorrow? would be greatly appreciated if you can let me know

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