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Ruslan Chagaev Will Now Face Saglam in Dusseldorf

By Ruslan Chikov

Former heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (30-2-1, 19KOs) will now face Yakup Saglam (28-1, 25KOs) on December 1st in Düsseldorf, Germany. Saglam has an impressive record on paper, but never faced a boxer even close to the credentials of the former champ. Chagaev was going to face Mike Perez, who withdrew a few days ago with a shoulder injury. Former middleweight king Felix Sturm is promoting the card.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cloud on 11-27-2012

Yakup Saglam.. Well, if Yakup wins then he'll be launched into the known world. He was defeated by German prospect Michael Wallisch about 2 years ago IIRC.

Comment by joe strong on 11-26-2012

i believe saglam beat former canadian champion ray olubowale...

Comment by The Nephilim on 11-26-2012

Never heard of the guy, but good luck to Ruslan.

Comment by BostonGuy on 11-26-2012

Good to hear that Chagaev found a replacement opponent.

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