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Rakhim Chakhkiev-Junior Wright Clash For IBO Belt

By Alexey Sukachev

According to “World of Boxing”, TBRB #8 ranked cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev (22-1, 17 KOs) will now face American Junior Anthony Wright (13-0-1, 11 KOs) for the vacant IBO 200lb title on May 22 as a part of the next WOB boxing card to be held in Moscow, Russia.

It was previously announced that the 32-year old 2008 Beijing heavyweight gold medalist Chakhkiev would battle Italian Mirko Larghetti (22-1, 14 KOs) for the title. No reason of the change has yet been announced.

WBC/IBF #5, WBO #6 and WBA #11 rated cruiserweight Chakhkiev is 6-0, 5 KOs, since being stopped by Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in his WBC title attempt in one of the best thrillers of 2013. As for Wright, 28, he is not ranked in top-15 by major sanctioning bodies. His best result is a draw with the WBC #15 rated contender Stivens Bujaj (12-0 at the time) in May 2014.

Chakhkiev vs. Wright will be part of a six-bout card, which will be headlined by Alexander Povetkin, who is facing Ismaikel (“Mike”) Perez in a major heavyweight match-up. Also on the card WBC champion Grigory Drozd is hoped to defend his title against an opponent still to be confirmed.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 05-17-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;15693201]I don't think they recognize the IBO as a legit title tommy Gun has the 175 one and he's still rated[/QUOTE] The IBO and WBO are about on par with each other, both pretty meaningless. The WBO can make this…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-16-2015

[QUOTE=Scott-Weiland;15693114]Great news to hear The Machine is contesting a title, but I would much prefer to see Ryabinsky dig deep to get one of the Sauerland titilist's in the ring. If Rakhim is holding the IBO title will he be…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 05-16-2015

Great news to hear The Machine is contesting a title, but I would much prefer to see Ryabinsky dig deep to get one of the Sauerland titilist's in the ring. If Rakhim is holding the IBO title will he be…

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