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Ustinov vs Bakhtov is Set, Danny Williams Withdraws

By Alexey Sukachev

Former world title challenger Danny Williams (44-10, 33 KOs) has wthdraw as the opponent of the WBA #4 ranked heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (24-0, 19 KOs) after suffering a viral infection. Minsk-based EBA champion of Russian origin is now facing possibly a tougher assignment in rugged Russian brawler Denis Bakhtov (33-6, 23 KOs) in the second defense of his belt.

Ustinov, 34, literally a high mountain (6’8’’) to climb, is 2-0 with 2 quick kayos this year. His biggest wins came in 2009 against Michael Sprott and Monte Barrett and in 2010 versus Paolo Vidoz in a hardly entertaining clinch-filled clash. Formerly-ranked Bakhtov, 31, is coming off a one-sided loss to Vyacheslav Glazkov this March which followed his three-and-a-half year winning streak.

Ustinov vs. Bakhtov headlines a K2-promoted show at Budivelnik arena in Cherkassy, Ukraine, which is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday. Four more eight-rounders will support the main event.

WBO #2 ranked middleweight Maxim Bursak (22-0-1, 8 KOs) was previously scheduled to take part in a featured bout of the evening against WBO #15 Laatekwei Hammond - however - this fight was moved after a dangerous cut was sustained by the Ghanaian challenger. Now Bursak will tune-up against Uzbek Abdulaziz Matazimov (13-6, 7 KOs).

In what seems to be the most interesting match-up of the night, light-hitting technician Kostya Rovenskiy (17-0, 4 KOs) goes  against durable Igor Fanian (10-3-1, 6 KOs).

Cruiserweight Vitaly Nevesioliy (10-0, 6 KOs) will test his skills against Uzbek national champion Isroil Kurbonov (7-6-1, 2 KOs), while upset artist Olexander Cherviak (10-2, 2 KOs) takes on Belarussian journeyman Dmitry Adamovich (15-25, 7 KOs).

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