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Rakhim Chakhkiev Faces Alexander Kotlobay on Jan. 28?

by Ruslan Chikov

There are reports that cruiserweight prospect Rakhim "The Machine" Chakhkiev (11-0, 9KOs) may possibly face one time rising contender Alexander Kotlobay (21-2, 15KOs) on January 28th as part of Universum's big card at Grand Elysée in Hamburg, Germany. At one time Kotlobay was being hyped as the next star of Russia. Those claims came to an end in April 2010, when former champion Enzo Maccarinelli stopped him in one round to cature the vacant EBU cruiserweight title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cloud on 12-26-2011

Kotlobay looked bad in his last fight IIRC so hopefully he shows up here and gives Rakhim a good fight. Im liking Rakhim's progress.

Comment by Arthur Dayne on 12-26-2011

I would like to see Chakhkiev fight top ten cruiserweights soon. He's so talented he can go for a world title without having a lot of fights, like Kostya Tszyu did. But Kotlobay has a decent record (except for that…

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