By Alexey Uralets

Russian welterweight contender Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (21-1, 9 KO's) will have a lot more at stake when he returns to the ring on November 18 in Yekaterinburg. His return will be the headliner of a card being staged by Titov Boxing Promotions at the DIVS Arena.

As previously reported, the 30-year old Russian was scheduled to fight American former two-division world champion Randall Bailey (46-9, 39 KOs). But it so happened that Bailey was not capable of getting down in time to make the welterweight limit. Bariley was reportedly at 157 pounds and having trouble getting down any lower. Bailey's team was forced to abandon the fight.

In rapid fashion, the fight was accepted by the always dangerous Colombian puncher Breidis Prescott (30-8, 22 KOs). And now the fight has a good ranking in the mix - as the World Boxing Council has sanction the fight for the interim-WBC silver welterweight championship.

The main victory in Prescott's career came in 2008 - when he scored a brutal first round knockout of a then undefeated Amir Khan. The win over Khan was one of the biggest upsets of that year. 

In July of this year, Prescott was stopped in seven rounds by Levan Ghvamichava. He picked up a stay busy victory on October 22 when he knocked out Miguel Suarez in six rounds in Colombia.

Mikhaylenko, who is promoted in the United States by Main Events, is trying to get his career back on track after losing a shocking upset decision to unknown Charles Manyuchi in May. Prior to the loss, the Russian fighter was on his way to bigger things after making his HBO televised debut on January 30th with a solid win over Karim Mayfield.

Alexey Uralets covers boxing for Allboxing,ru