Articles by author: Yuri Tarantin(259 results)

Magomed Kurbanov Will Face Stapulionis on May 5, Then Mosley

On May 5 in Yekaterinburg, RCC Boxing Promotions (Titov Boxing Promotions), with the support of the Sverdlovsk Region Governor, held a press conference to announce that they were moving forward with a...Read More

Shane Mosley vs. Magomed Kurbanov - Media Tour is Set

As previously reported, a deal was finalized for fast rising Russian junior middleweight prospect Magomed Kurbanov (10-0, 8 KOs) to take on former three division world champion Shane M...Read More

Avanesyan Says He Jumped on The Offer To Face Lamont Peterson

WBA "regular" welterweight champion, 28-year-old Russian boxer David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11KO) is very excited about his next fight on February 18th in Cincinnati, Ohio. His opponent will be a former ...Read More

Denis Lebedev Will Continue To Train With Freddie Roach

WBA cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev (29-3, 22KOs) has no plans to change his existing team around, according to his manager Vadim Kornilov. For his last few camps, Lebedev travels to the Un...Read More

Murat Gassiev: I Want Unifications, To Fight The Other Champions

IBF cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev (24-0, 17 KOs), 23-years-old, is coming into 2017 as one of the news rising stars of the sport. Two weeks ago in Russia, Gassiev dropped and won a twelve...Read More

WBC Prez: Kovalev Deserves His Rank, Can Fight For Our Title

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has commented on the recent inclusion of former world champion Sergey Kovalev (30-1, 26KOs) as the number two ranked fighter in the WBC's ratings at 17...Read More

Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztof Glowacki Clash in Play For 2017?

According to Polish promoter Andrzej Wasilewski, we could very well see a 2017 showdown between IBF cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev (24-0, 17 KOs) and former WBO champion Krzysztof Glowacki...Read More

Povetkin Tested Five Times By VADA Heading Into Stiverne Bout

Ekaterinburg, Russia - If there was any question about the testing protocol for Saturday's WBC heavyweight eliminator, Alexander Povetkin (30-1-0, 22 KO’s) revealed that he was tested at least five ti...Read More

Stiverne: Don't Compare My Failed Drug Test To Povetkin's Failure

Ekaterinburg, Russia - Former World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s) says there is no comparison between his failed drug test and the testing failure by u...Read More

IBF Has No Issue With Gassiev-Lebedev II, Indongo-Troyanosvky II

Two weeks ago in Moscow, Russia - World of Boxing staged a major event that had plenty of twists and turns. Two of the biggest outcomes involved world titles under the International Boxing Federation ...Read More

Freddie Roach Very Confident of Lebedev Defeating Gassiev

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who handles IBF/WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, is confident his boxer will overcome his mandatory defense against dangerous unbeaten challenger Murat Gas...Read More

Denis Lebedev Wanted To Subdue Crazy Passenger on His Flight

WBA/IBF cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22KOs) got more than he bargained for on a flight from Los Angeles to Moscow. The plane was forced to land at the Iqaluit airport due to an unruly p...Read More

Shafikov: I Will Do Everything in My Power To Beat Commey

On December 2 in Moscow, an IBF mandatory final eliminator will take place between 31-year-old Russian contender Denis Shafikov (37-2, 20KO) and 29-year-old Richard Commey (24-1, 22KO) from Ghana. ...Read More

Denis Lebedev Would Have Preferred NOT To Face Murat Gassiev

On December 3 in Moscow at the Sports Palace "Megasport" Khodynka, World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev will defend his titles ...Read More

Sergey Lipinets To Face Lenny Z on Charlo vs. Williams PBC Card

27-year-old Russian junior welterweight Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8KOs) will return on December 10th, when he takes one of his most experienced opponents to date, 28-year-old Australian puncher Leonardo ...Read More

Kostya Tszyu's Son Plans To Turn Pro in December

21-year-old Tim Tszyu, the son of former world champion at junior welterweight Konstantin 'Kostya' Tszyu (31-2, 25KO), is going to make his professional debut in December. ...Read More

Povetkin-Stiverne Heading To a Date of December 17

World of Boxing CEO Andrey Ryabinsky is making moves to stage the mandatory WBC eliminator between Alexander Povetkin and Bermane Stiverne. Ryabinsky recently outbid Don King to secure the promotional...Read More

Dmitry Mikhaylenko Faces Randall Bailey on November 18

It's been officially announced that Russian welterweight contender Dmitry Mikhaylenko (21-1, 9 KOs) has signed a contract to step in the ring with feared American puncher and former world champion in ...Read More

Oleksandr Usyk To Make Return on Golovkin's Card, Dec. 10?

Last week, Olympic gold medal winner Oleksandr Usyk (10-0, 9KOs) reached his potential by traveling to Poland and capturing the WBO cruiserweight title with a twelve round decision over previously und...Read More

Murat Gassiev Very Pumped To Go To War With Denis Lebedev

As previously reported on, a date and location has been finalized for IBF/WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev's mandatory defense against dangerous unbeaten challenger Murat Gassi...Read More