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Cruiserweight: Who Got Next?

Cruiserweight: Who Got Next?

By Cliff Rold - It’s hard to have a division more locked down than Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KO). Following his win over Murat Gassiev in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series, Usyk own...Read More

Briedis vs. Mikaelian, Glowacki vs. Vlasov - Nov. 10 in Chicago

Season I star Mairis Briedis vs. Noel Mikaelian and Krzysztof Glowacki vs. Maksim Vlasov are the two Quarter-Finals on an incredible doubleheader when the World Boxing Super Series comes to the UIC Pa...Read More

World Boxing Super Series Reveals Cruiserweight Matchups

The four matchups for the World Boxing Super Series’ second cruiserweight tournament were announced Wednesday. None of the dates and sites for those four fights were revealed Wednesday. The tournament...Read More

Maxim Vlasov Stops Olanrewaju Durodola in Ten Rounds

Sochi, Russia - Maxim Vlasov, arguably the best cruiserweight in the world who doesn't compete as a regular entrant to the World Boxing Super Series, further positioned himself as both a primary back-...Read More

Aloyan vs. Espinoza, Andreev vs. Evans Added to Gassiev-Dorticos

Two more fights are being added to the biggest Russian boxing event of the starting year (its first part at least) – the World Boxing Super Series semifinal between IBF champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 1...Read More

Maxim Vlasov Destroys Vikapita Meroro in One Round

Arguably the most active elite cruiserweight (and maybe one of the most active elite fighters in all weight classes) Maxim Vlasov ended another busy year with a bang, by destroying fading and aging Na...Read More

Maxim Vlasov vs. Vikapita Meroro on Dec. 21 in Moscow

The biggest tourney in cruiserweight division is undoubtedly World Boxing Super Series, which included arguably the cream of the 200lb division. However, not every worthy name has been included into t...Read More

Maxim Vlasov Batters, Stops Denton Daley in Ninth Round

Extremely active for his ranks cruiserweight contender Maxim Vlasov continued his domination tour by forcing the sixth consecutive stoppage win in an important cross-roader versus Dangerous Denton Dal...Read More

Maxim Vlasov Continues Rise, Stops Ajibu in Three

World-rated cruiserweight (and former super middleweight and light heavyweight) contender Maxim Vlasov continued his ascent yesterday at the Korston Hotel in Moscow, Russia. Taking part in Shamir Petr...Read More

Maxim Vlasov, Artem Chebotarev With Big KO Wins in Spain

Silverio Ortiz has done it again. A multi-fight 34-year old veteran from Merida, Mexico, got another upset of a raw newbie - this time against 7-0 Russian Ramzan Baysarov - to get a points win over te...Read More

Vlasov Back on March 10 as Russian Invasion Heats Up Spain

Not that Spain isn’t a boxing market or has little tradition in pugilism. The country has produced several world champions, some imported (like Cuban featherweight Jose Legra) but mostly local, with t...Read More

Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout

Moscow, Russia - Eight years since his best career win, Russian Olympic heavyweight champion Rakhim Chakhkiev has hit his lowest in a classic cross-roader and one of the best domestic scraps in years....Read More

Photos: Denis Lebedev, Murat Gassiev Ready For Moscow War

Lebedev vs. Gassiev Weigh-in Photo Gallery - Regardless of Saturday's outcome, Denis Lebedev will remain a cruiserweight champ. The defending unified titlist squares off versus unbeaten mandatory chal...Read More

Maxim Vlasov Takes Out Nascimento in Three Rounds

Latvia - Tuning up for his upcoming fight versus fellow Russian Rakhim Chakhkiev, WBO #12 Maxim Vlasov (36-2, 19 KOs) easily dismissed unheralded Brazilian Carlos Ailton Nascimento (15-4, 11 KOs) in t...Read More

Rakhim Chakhkiev To Face Maxim Vlasov on Lebedev-Gassiev

Olympic gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev will take part in an all-Russian showdown with Maxim Vlasov on December 3 in Moscow. At stake will be the International championship of the World Boxing Associa...Read More

Vlasov Gets Off The Floor To Stop Sillakh in Three Rounds

Maxim Vlasov of Russia had to get off the floor to score a third round stoppage win of Ukraine's Ismayl Sillakh in their non-title cruiserweight bout, which took place in Moscow, Russia. Vlasov was dr...Read More

Sillakh: Sergey Kovalev Has Shown Me My True Weight Class

Former light heavyweight world title challenger Ismayl Sillakh (23-2, 18 KOs), once being touted one of the hottest prospects in the game, still hopes to achieve greatness in boxing. On June 2, Sillak...Read More

Vlasov Dominates Bykhovtsev, Sillakh Clash Up Next on June 2

Shamir Petrosyan, a Moscow-based Armenian promoter who is very active recently, continued his work to improve a relatively deserted local fight scene with yet another tourney this past Friday at the K...Read More

Ismayl Sillakh-Maxim Vlasov Set For June 2nd in Moscow

Russian boxer Maxim Vlasov and Ismayl Sillakh of Ukraine have signed contracts to fight each other on the 2nd of June, according to fight promoter Zaki Yunis. ...Read More

Jorge Linares Batters Ivan Cano For TKO in Four

In the opener, 20-year old Jr. lightweight Roger Gutierrez (9-0-1, 7 KO) of Maracaibo, Venezuela, scored an easy technical knockout in two rounds. Gutierrez used a left uppercut to bust the nose of 23...Read More