Grigory Drozd To Face Krysztof Wlodarczyk on May 22?

World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion Grigory Drozd of Russia could be defending his green and gold belt for the first time in a rematch against former cruiserweight champion, Krysztof ‘Diablo’ Wlodarczyk, on May 22nd in Moscow.
Drozd defeated Wlodarczyk in a classic battle last year, also in Moscow, snatching the WBC belt in the process. During that bout, Grigory landed the best punches. Constantly fighting at distance, he knocked down Krzysztof  in the eighth round. The judges' scorecards were 118-109, 119-108 and 119-108, all in favor of Grigory.
Drozd, from Prokopyevsk has a record of 39 victories, with 27 KO´s. He was EBU and WBC International champion before conquering the world crown.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Foreign Soil on 02-18-2015

Unreal. Was there a rematch clause? That's the only way this makes any sense and still, by the time the fight happens, it'll be 8 months since the first match. Yawn.

Comment by giacomino on 02-18-2015

What is "classic" about a one-sided fight? No need for a rematch. Silly that there are four decent belt-holders at cruiserweight who do little more than fight leftovers and won't fight each other. Example #645 why alphabet organizations and their…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 02-18-2015

If any division needs unification then it's 200Lb. Drozd/Huck makes far more sense!

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