By Alexey Sukachev
The details were finalized for the WBA-dominated six-fight boxing event, which will be organized by Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov this coming Sunday (August 23) in Sevastopol, Crimea. This event, labeled “Mount Gasfordt Battle”, will be a part of a huge bike show.
In the main event, Russia-based light heavyweight and Russian national champion Stas Kashtanov (33-1, 19 KOs), best known for being the WBA interim champion at 168 lbs, will once again contest for the very same belt in a new weight class – this time against Dominican fighter Felix Valera (12-0, 12 KOs), who is rated #8 by the WBA and fighting abroad for the very first time. WAB #7 Kashtanov’s lone loss occurred in his best career performance – a split decision loss to the two-time super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay in 2011.
Light welterweight Ramal Amanov (8-0) of Azerbaijan will try to get his first stoppage win against another solely domestic Dominican fighter Ranses Payano (19-1, 8 KOs). The fight is set for the WBA International 140lb title.
WBA #2 Russian middleweight Dmitry Chudinov (14-1-2, 9 KOs) will come back for the first time since his bitter los to Chris Eubank Jr. this February to fight for a vacant WBA International 160lb title versus Mexican import Adrian Luna Flores (18-3-1, 11 KOs).
In quite possibly the biggest single clash of the show, Russian national champion Dilmurod Satybaldiev (8-1, 2 KOs) will clash against veteran puncher Dmitry Sukhotskiy (22-3, 16 KOs), who is fighting for the first time since his crushing loss to WBC champion Adonis Stevenson in December. Sukhotskiy, 34, is rated #13 by the WBC.
The show will be visited by Roy Jones Jr., a special guest of the event.
Nikolay Buzolin (1-0-1) vs. Diego Garduno (3-0, 1 KO) – 6 rounds, Super featherweight
Magomed Madiev (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Artem Merzlikin (5-1-1, 3 KOs) – 4 round, Middleweight