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Russian Boxing Update: Brudov, Nugaev, Vlasov, More

By Alexey Sukachev

Late Thursday result from Pskov, Russia: former WBA interim cruiserweight titleholder and two-time unsuccessful world title challenger Valery Brudov (40-4, 28 KOs) made a successful homecoming by defeating a rookie fighter, named Sergey Gorokhov (1-1, 1 KO). It looks like Brudov, 36, is on his farewell tour, as he struggled to dominate a fighter with almost zero pro experience (1-0 coming into the fight). Gorokhov gave fits to Brudov, despite losing a unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. Final scores were: 79-74 (twice) and 80-74 – for the Pskov native.

In the co-feature, heavyweight Maxim Maslov (11-1-1, 8 KOs) came off a three-year long retirement and easily knocked out Latvian trialhorse Florians Strupits (2-27, 2 KOs) in just 78 seconds of their fight. Local promoter Igor Sudelainen organized the event.

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WBC #7, IBF #8 and WBO #11 rated super middleweight Maxim Vlasov (25-1, 12 KOs) is said to be back to the ring on July 12 at County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CF, in an eight-round main event of a local show. Vlasov is reportedly penciled to take on 34-year old veteran and former IBF welterweight title challenger Mark Suarez (25-3, 13 KOs), who is coming back after almost seven years in retirement.

Suarez was last seen in the ring on Oct. 28 in 2006, being stopped in five by the prime version of Kermit Cintron for the vacant IBF 147lb title. He hasn’t fought since. Vlasov is 6-0, 2 KOs, since losing a close debatable decision to Isaac Chilemba two and a half years ago. Vlasov told Allboxing.ru, he has been sparring with light heavyweight hot-shots Sergey Kovalev and Ismayl Sillakh in preparation for the upcoming clash.

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Another Russian fighter, who is presently on a sound comeback path, is lightweight Rustam Nugaev (24-6-1, 14 KOs), a former IBA champion. After almost two years out of the ring, Nugaev got himself back into a tip-top shape and showcased his skills by stopping previously undefeated Peruvian Jonathan Maicelo (19-0) in eight this past April. This bout was televised on the ESPN FNF series. Nugaev followed it up by a four-round demolition of former world-title challenger Daniel Attah in June.

Next for the 30-year old Russian is a rendezvous with rugged Jose Hernandez (14-6-1, 6 KOs), also as a part of an ESPN FNF card. The fight, which is scheduled for ten rounds, will take place on Aug. 9 at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CF.

“I watched Jose’s tapes and videos”, commented Nugaev to Allboxing.ru. “He is a good boxer, a natural fighter, who loves to mix it up. I want him badly in the ring. I like this sort of fighter – it will undoubtedly be a slugfest in the ring. Just what I like”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheGunslinger on 07-04-2013

Very much looking forward to seeing Nugaev vs Hernandez going to be a fan friendly fight.

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