Zaurbek Baysangurov-Joey Hernandez in Talks, 3/23

By Gregory Stangrit

There are ongoing discussions to make a match between WBO junior middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (28-1, 20KOs) and top-rated challenger Joey "Twinkle Fingers" Hernandez (23-1-1, 13KOs). The match would headline a special event at the Moscow Dynamo in Krylatskoye. There were prior negotiations to have Baysangurov face Spaniard Ruben Varon (40-6, 18KOs), but the talks fell through.

Gregory Stangrit covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by teddycanyon on 02-09-2013

I sometimes forget but Baysangurov is a champ! How the hell did that happen? Hernandez isn't that good but I'll be pulling for him.

Comment by Angry Cuban on 02-09-2013

I hope joey get the fight..

Comment by Fruit on 02-09-2013

meh. i want to see demetrius andrade fight him

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-09-2013

I always think "twinke toes"...I don't believe Joey is ranked, or he was just miraciously elevated...long way 2 travel 2 lose by tko...average opposition, tko'd by Paredes a few yrs back...

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