By Francisco Salazar
An intriguing crossroads bout between Rustam Nugaev and Tony Luis will take place on August 15th, a source told BoxingScene.com recently.
The scheduled 10 round bout will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA.
The fight will headline a Gary Shaw Promotions card and will be the final ESPN2 "Friday Nights Fights" telecast of 2014.
The Russian-born Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs), who now resides in the Los Angeles area, stopped Marvin Quintero after the fourth round in his last bout on March 7th. Quintero was unable to continue due to a hand injury suffered in the fight.
Nugaev may be in line for a big money or world title fight should he be victorious on August 15th. He has won his last six bouts in a row.
Luis (17-2, 7 KOs), from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, lost a 10 round unanimous decision to Ivan Redkach in his last fight on January 17.
The loss snapped a two-bout winning streak for Luis.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing