By Per Ake Persson
Former WBA interim-super middleweight Dmitri Chudinov is as previously reported lined up to fight Lolenga Mock on January 5 in Copenhagen (Denmark) in a fight that first was set for October 28.
However, Dmitri is having what you might call bad luck in the ratings. With the WBC Dmitri switched - without explanation from the WBC - places with his brother Fedor and is now # 17 while Fedor is # 11.
With the EBU it got even worse as Dmitri is dropped completely. Danish website knock-out.dk reveals that behind it is a letter from the Russian Federation that claims that Dmitri Chudinov is retired - this at the same time when he is booked to fight Lolenga Mock.
On December 8 in Buzau (Romania) heavyweights Bogdan Dinu and Vladimir Tereshkin clash for the vacant WBA Continental title. Meanwhile Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin prepares to take on Spaniard Gabriel Enguema on December 2 in Potsdam. Wallin won the WBA Continental title in April by stopping Gianluca Mandras. If he is stripped of the title or has relinquished it is an open question. There´s been no comment from neither the WBA nor Team Sauerland on the matter but the title is now vacant.
After years as a journeyman Romanian, based in Guadalajara, Spain, super welter Rafael Chiruta, according to boxrec 14-39-1, is now a world champ, at least according to the GBU. Chiruta´s first big win came when he stopped EBU challenger Ruben Varon and of lately he´s knocked out British prospect Reece Cartwright, 17-0 coming in, and the Davide Doria, 15-4-1, to win the GBU title.
Stokes brothers - Tom and Josh - are joined by fellow unbeaten boxers, Adam Harper and Jordan Clayton, on BCB Promotions' Christmas professional boxing dinner show in Birmingham on Thursday, 21st December.
'The Fight Before Christmas', sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Birmingham Hill Street and Alliance Scaffolding, is a four-fight dinner show that takes place at the Holiday Inn Birmingham.
Eldest Stokes brother, Josh, will be looking to secure a fifth straight victory in his debut year as a professional. The 24 year-old light heavyweight recorded his first stoppage last time out as he put Latvian Raimonds Sniedze to the sword.
On the contrary, younger brother, Tom, will be hoping to bounce back from a first defeat. The 22 year-old lost on points in a Fight of the Year contender with Tyler Denny for the Midlands Area Middleweight Title. Stokes lost by the slightest of margins but will be looking to end the year on a high.