By Luke Furman
As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, former World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov will return to the ring on July 21 at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Chudinov will face Frenchman Najib Mohammedi, according to Vasily Konov.
Chudinov and Mohammedi will fight for the WBA interim title, as part of the undercard to the World Boxing Super Series final between Murat Gassiev and Oleksandr Usyk, who battle for the WBC, WBO, IBF, WBA cruiserweight world titles.
On the record of the former champion, Chudinov has 17 wins (12 by knockout) with two defeats. Chudinov made a name for himself when he traveled to Germany to shock Felix Sturm for the WBA super middleweight title.
As far as his defeats, Chudinov lost a controversial decision in his rematch with Sturm, and he was also stopped by George Groves in their battle for the vacant WBA world title back in May of 2017. Since then, he's won three fights in a row.
Chudinov currently holds the WBA's International title at 168-pounds.
Mohammedi has a record packed with 40 victories with five defeats, and within those losses he suffered severe knockout defeats at the hands of Sergey Kovalev and Oleksandr Gvozdik, and also lost to Nathan Cleverly. He's picked up three wins in a row since suffering the back to back knockouts to Kovalev and Gvozdyk.
Also on July 21 Andrei Sirotkin will see action against Vladimir Shishkin, Konstantin Ponomarev (light welterweight) will fight with Sergei Vorobyov (all - Russian scrap). Former WBC champion in the cruiserweight division, Latvian Marius Briedis will meet with Frenchman Brandon Delormier. Russian boxer Inna Sagaidakovskaya will fight with the absolute world champion at welterweight, Cecilia Brekhus from Norway. The opponent for lightweight contender Denis Shafikov will be determined later.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org
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