Weights From Russia: Nielsen 159.4, Chudinov 158.7
By Alexey Sukachev
Masculine nature has dominated today at the official weigh-in for the upcoming Sunday showdown between two undefeated middleweights: WBA #4 Dane Patrick Nielsen (22-0, 11 KOs) and WBA #1 rated Russian Dmitry Chudinov (12-0-2, 8 KOs), who also holds an interim WBA 160lb title.
The weigh-in has been conducted at the SEXTON night club, which is in fact a bike center, filled in with bikers, motorcycles, various hardware and beer-drinking tough guys from Night Wolves Russia MG, which celebrated its 25th anniversary later today.
Both boxers have comfortably made the weight limit. Chudinov vs. Nielsen will be the main event of the tournament, co-promoted by the Sauerland Event (Nisse Sauerland and Hagan Doering were presented at the scales) and Vladimir Hryunov. All three were presented at the scene today.
The co-main event will seen WBA light welterweight female champion Ana Laura Esteche (10-3-1, 2 KOs) in a mandatory title defense against hot blonde interim champion Svetlana Kulakova (9-0, 1 KO). The show will be broadcasted by Russia’s Channel First on a delayed basis.
Dmitry Chudinov – 158.7 lbs / 72.0 kg
Patrick Nielsen – 159.4 lbs / 72.3 kg
Ana Laura Esteche – 137.8 lbs / 62.5 kg
Svetlana Kulakova – 139.5 lbs / 63.3 kg
Igor Pilipenko (4-16-2, 1 KO) – 201 lbs / 91.2 kg
Micki Nielsen (13-0, 11 KOs) – 207.7 lbs / 94.2 kg
Morris Okola (4-0, 2 KOs) – 235.5 lbs / 106.8 kg
Isa Akberbayev (11-0, 7 KOs) – 195.8 lbs / 88.3 kg
Michael Odhiambo (12-5, 9 KOs) – 147.3 lbs / 66.8 kg
Ramal Amanov (4-0) – 129.8 lbs / 63.4 kg
Mark Chipinov – 179.2 lbs / 81.3 kg
Andrey Sirotkin (3-0, 1 KO) – 174 lbs / 78.9 kg
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