By Reynaldo 'Papi Chulo' Sanchez
Puerto Rican veteran Francisco "The Wizard" Palacios (23-2, 14KOs) arrived in Moscow, Russia for his fight on Friday, April 10th - when he takes on up and coming knockout artist Dmitry Kudryashov (16-0, 16KOs). Palacios came in with coach Luis Perez and Tony Suarez, his cutman. Kudryashov is a deadly prospect and holds the WBA International cruiserweight championship. In his last fight, in November of last year, he showed his true worth a first round destruction of one time former champion and division ruler Juan Carlos Gomez. Palacios has never been stopped and both of his career defeats came to the same man, former champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.