WBO International lightweight titleholder Denys Berinchyk (15-0, 9 KOs) will face ex-challenger for the IBF title, Isa Chaniev (15-3-0, 7 KOs) of Russia, in main event of a K2 Promotions card on December 18 in Terminal Brovary Ice Arena. The show will be supported by PARIMATCH Ukraine (General Sponsor) and shown live on MEGOGO.
Denys is currently ranked #3 in the WBO and #8 in the IBF. Last time out, Berinchyk entered the ring in March of this year when he won over Chilean Jose Sanchez by TKO in the third round. After that, Denys tried his hand in bare-knuckle fights and KO’ed Russian star Artem Lobov.
29-yearold Chaniev turned pro on January 2015 and since he held the IBF Inter-Continental, WBO International lightweight and IBF Youth super featherweight titles.
In February 2019, Isa faced Loma’s upcoming opponent Richard Commey (Ghana) in an IBF world lightweight title bout, where the Ghanaian won by TKO. In his last fight in July, Chaniev brutally knocked out undefeated prospect Nurtas Azhbenov from Kazakhstan.
On December 18 it is going to be 12-round clash for the WBO International title, which belongs to Berinchyk. In the event of a win, Denys will strengthen his position in world rankings and get closer to a world championship. Currently Teofimo Lopez holds the IBF, WBA, WBO world titles at 135-pounds and defends his belts against George Kambosos on November 27.
The fight card is going to be interesting and exciting, as a number of top Ukrainian fighters will step into the ring: WBO Oriental junior middleweight champion Dmytro Mytrofanov (11-0-1, 5 KOs), WBC Asian champion Vladyslav Sirenko (18-0, 15 KOs), Khuseyn Baysangurov (19-1-0, 17 KOs), Vasyl Chebotar (9-0, three KOs), Oleksandr Spirko (20-0, 12 KOs) and others.