Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Vlasov-Sukhotskiy Added to 7/26 Jones/Toney Double

By Alexey Sukachev

Highly-regarded super middleweight Maxim Vlasov (29-1, 14 KOs) will enter light heavyweight waters on July 26 at the Skonto Stadium in Riga, Latvia. The 27-year old boxer-puncher from Samara, Russia, will not waste any time against little-known opponents or tune-ups but will go right after a meaningful person.

The choice of Vlasov is fellow countryman Dmitry Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs), who is rated #5 by the WBO, #7 by the WBC, #11 by the WBA and #12 by the IBF. The news was confirmed by Oleg Bogdanov, who serves as a matchmaker for several fight of the show.

Vlasov is presently on a ten-fight winning streak (including 3-0, 1 KO, in the States over the last year) since his lone loss in a controversial fight with Isaac Chilemba in February 2011. He is rated #4 by the WBC, #6 by the IBF, #12 by the WBA and #14 by the WBO in the super middleweight division.

Sukhotskiy, 33, is best known for his unsuccessful challenge of the WBO title against reigning beltholder Juergen Braehmer in December 2009, when the Russian came just one or two bombs short of the sensational stoppage, losing a relatively close unanimous decision instead. He has barely squeaked past unheralded Joey Vegas in his latest fight this June, scoring a close win over twelve rounds in his hometown of Barnaul. Sukhotskiy scored stoppage wins over 19-1 Aleksey Kuziemski (TKO 6 in 2010), 24-2 and presently IBF #1 Nadjib Mohammedi (TKO 2 in 2011) and 25-2 Eduard Gutknecht (TKO 5 in November 2013) earlier in his career.

Meanwhile, aforementioned Vegas (16-8-1, 9 KOs) of Kampala, Uganda, by way of London, UK, will oppose local hero Mairis Briedis (11-0, 9 KOs, not including a dozen of wins and a loss in Bigger’s Better installments) in a twelve-round cruiserweight fight, which will serve as the main event of the show, promoted by Kirill Pchelnikov’s Pushka Promotions alongside local organizer Andrey Platonov.

The true stars of the show will be legendary Americans Roy Jones Jr. (57-8, 40 KOs) and James Toney (76-9-3, 46 KOs) in separate fights. Jones’s opponent is yet unknown, while Toney will take on hulking (6’10’’) Russian heavyweight Evgueny Orlov (15-12-1, 11 KOs) over ten. Also on the card is WBO #10 light welterweight Aik Shakhnazaryan (12-0, 4 KOs) in a toughie against South African veteran Kaizer Mabuza (25-11-3, 15 KOs) in another twelve-rounder.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Phatfarm1980 on 07-07-2014

Jones and Toney?? Geez grandad let it go lol

Comment by joe strong on 07-07-2014

toney vs orlov??? i'd rather see jones vs toney at HW...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry Wilder: Anthony Joshua Don't Sound Confident About Us Fighting! Derry Mathews Staying Away, Not Planning To Make Return NSAC Head: Adalaide Byrd Not Suspended, Expect Her Back Soon Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018 Rigondeaux: I'm Not a Dead Body Like Other Lomachenko Foes Malignaggi: Haymon, Dana White Spoke About McGregor Fight Frank Bruno Gets Trainer's Licence From BBBofC Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Finalized For October 28 Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias Undercard Update Daniel Jacobs HBO Special To Debut on November 4 Pulev Reportedly Injured, Anthony Joshua Fight in Jeopardy Photos: Lauren Tries To French Kiss Cecilia Braekhus at Presser Whyte: Wilder May Face Audley Harrison Again Instead of Me! Benavidez on Sparring Ramirez: It Was So Good I Could Sell Tapes Josh Warrington Aims To Land Stadium Fight With Carl Frampton Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo Hurd's Plan: Make Mandatory Defense, Fight Lara, Then Charlo Spence: Thurman Has Been Making Excuses; I'm Waiting On Him Mayhem at 154: Post-Tripleheader Report Card Josh Taylor Believes Ricky Burns Fight is No Longer Viable Skeete: Jeff Horn Will Not Have Easy Time With Gary Corcoran Groves: Eubank Not Good Enough, His Very Best Can't Beat Me! Kessler Motivated: I'll Repay Support of Fans With a Great Victory Lemieux vs. Saunders Negotiations Going 'Well' For December 16 Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem Mikkel Kessler Hit By Borrelia, Return Delayed Until March 2018 Thurman: Crawford Must Be Relevant Welterweight Before We Fight Joshua Warned Klitschko: Finish Me or I Knock You The F*** Out! Tony Luis Targets Top Names at 135 After Latest Win Ramirez: I Want DeMarco Rematch, Stoppage Was Way Too Early Horn's Coach: We'd Beat McGregor Better Than Mayweather Did Lara: I'm Going To Clean Out The Whole 154-Pound Division! Kovalev-Shabranskyy: WBO To Rule This Week if Title is at Stake Mares: March or April - I'm Ready For Leo Santa Cruz Rematch Hurd Surprised, Didn't Believe Trout Would Stand, Trade With Him Team Horn Will Attempt To Secure Conor McGregor Fight Next Spence Explains Turning Down Miguel Cotto Fight, Golden Boy Kevin Johnson Shocks Pianeta, Granat Update, Morell-Fornling
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement