By Alexey Sukachev
It looks like a big Armenian homecoming as yet another talented Russia-born Armenian has been added to the fight card on April 18 in Krasnodar, the capital of the region with a huge Armenian population. The entire show is being promoted by Kirill Pchenlinkov and his boxing company.
A new and welcome add-on to the list is Aik Humanoid Shakhnazaryan (11-0, 4 KOs), a 20-year old light welterweight boxer-puncher, who has been riding pretty high recently. Shakhnazaryan, who is coming off an impressive second-round stoppage of former amateur star Alisher Rakhimov just two weeks ago, will have a chance to capture the WBO Europe 140lb title.
Humanoid is in for a tough test of his manhood against dangerous WBO #14 Dominican upset artist Felix Lora (17-10-5, 9 KOs), a reigning beltholder. Lora has sensationally outpointed 33-2 former world title challenger Sergey Fedchenko in his recent outing while fighting on his opponents home turf. He has previously stolen 0s from Polish fighters Krzysztof Szot (14-0-1) and Krysztof Cieslak (15-0), Italian Massimiliano Ballisai (15-0) and American Marlon Davis (9-0-1).
In the main event, welterweight David Avanesyan (16-1-1, 9 KOs) takes on former IBO light welterweight champion and ex-world title challenger Kaizer Mabuza (25-10-3, 15 KOs).Tags: Russia Boxing