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Rakhim Chakhkiev in Line For Masternak Showdown

By Alexey Sukachev and Yuri Tarantin (Allboxing.ru)

According to Vyacheslav Karakash, the manager of highly regarded 2008 Beijing heavyweight gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev, his protégé is on the verge of fighting for the European cruiserweight crown after being nominated as the mandatory challenger for the prestigious blue belt.

“Our promoter Waldemar Kluch told us that he was starting negotiations for Rakhim to take part in the continental title fight”, said Karakash to Allboxing.ru. “Rakhim is presently in his native Ingushetia. He will start the active stage of his preparations for the upcoming fight in a week”.

Chakhkiev (16-0, 12 KOs) is ranked #3 by the WBC, #9 by the IBF, #10 by the WBA and #12 by the WBO. The 30-year old southpaw, who has just celebrated his birthday, was 5-0, 3 KOs, in 2012, earning the WBC Baltic belt and defending it twice. He notched stoppage wins over several well-known veterans, including ultra-durable journeyman Zack Page, former world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza, and Contender Season III finalist Jaidon Condrington.

The EBU belt belongs to fellow undefeated prospect Mateusz Masternak (29-0, 21 KOs) from Poland. The clash between two hard-hitting up-and-comers can surely be a cracker of sorts – one, which will certainly thrill the fans.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -PANDA- on 01-17-2013

u have two strong undefeated contenders willing to face eachother and u guys complain? i don't see any problem with this fight...the winner would be well deserving of a title shot i've only seen masternak fight once on the undercard…

Comment by raf727 on 01-17-2013

Damn definitely my two favorite CW up and comers facing off so soon, it'll be a barnburner thats for sure. I agree with both of y'all, it is too soon for this match to come off, it needs to marinate…

Comment by dan_cov on 01-17-2013

Nooo! My two favourite up & coming Cruisers. Agree with Freedom, they should go separate ways and meet up at a later date when they have a world title a piece.

Comment by Freedom . on 01-17-2013

They shouldn't fight each other yet. I'd sooner Masternak and Chakhkiev clean out the cruiserweight division first, then fight each other in late 2014 or in 2015.

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