Oleg Maskaev Battles Jason Gavern on May 26 in Saransk
By Alexey Sukachev
It’s official. Comebacking former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev (37-7, 28 KOs) continues his road back into the title contention on May 26 in Saransk, Russia. Maskaev, who stopped a shot version of Owen Beck in three in late December 2012, will face a well-travelled American journeyman Jason Gavern (21-14-4, 10 KOs).
Maskaev, 44, retired shortly after his crushing defeat (TKO 1) to unheralded Nagy Aguilera in December 2009 and was out for three years. Gavern, who was once ranked in top-15 by the WBC, is on a losing streak, dropping his last six. In his latest fight, the crowd-pleasing performer was decked four times en route to the first-round loss to another veteran Amir Mansour. Gavern is eight years younger than the Big O.
maskaev had a nice crowd out to see him vs beck. there was even an open workout. let oleg make a little money vs a few journeymen like gavern.Comment by kokingbill on 04-29-2013
Winner gets Evander Holyfield .. Loser gets James Toney.Comment by ramblingalp on 04-29-2013
Title contention against whom? The Klitchkos? Go hug your wife and kids/grandkids, Oleg...and go play some shuffleboard.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (3)