Rakhim Chakhkiev To Face Maxim Vlasov on Lebedev-Gassiev

By Igor Lazorin, tass

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 Association (WBA) at the cruiserweight limit.

Vlasov joined the cruiserweight division in June of this year when he knocked out Ukrainian Ismail Sillakh in the third round. All in all the 30-year-old athlete has a record of 35 wins (18 by knockout) and two defeats.

Rakhim Chakhkiev (8)

In his last fight, Chahkiev knocked out Argentine Alejandro Emilio Valori in the second round of actions. The total assets the 33-year-old Chahkiev includes 26 wins (19 by knockout) and two defeats.

The main event of the evening on December 3 will be the fight between World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF)cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev and compatriot Murat Gassieva.

Earlier this year, Lebedev pulled off one of his most impressive victories with a two round destruction of Victor Emilio Ramirez to unify the WBA/IBF world titles before a frenzied crowd in Moscow, Russia.

The victory raised the 36-year-old's record to 29 wins (22 by knockout) and two defeats. Gassiev is one of Russia's most promising up and coming boxers. In his last fight, he had very scary knockout of Jordan Shimmell. The 22-year-old Gassiev, who is promoted by Warriors Boxing in the United States, has a record of 23 wins (17 by KO) and no losses.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BostonGuy on 11-03-2016

Inb4 [MENTION=172093]dan_cov[/MENTION]

Comment by Humean on 11-03-2016

Good fight. Chakhkiev is fun to watch, mainly because he is so vulnerable. Chakhkiev was one of the weakest Olympic Gold medalists i've seen, it was a terrible year for heavyweights, so terrible that Deontay Wilder managed a Bronze! I…

Comment by asgarth on 11-03-2016

i dont know if its really only a conditioning problem. The guy always loads up on his punches, no wonder he is gassed by round 3-4.

Comment by mlac on 11-03-2016

i didnt know the monobrow won a Gold? jesus. You gotta admire the brow, he blows his load early every single fight, ko or be Kod :lol1:

Comment by BigZ44 on 11-03-2016

Interesting fight. Vlasov was pretty good at 168, but 200 lbs is a huge difference. I haven't seen him fight at Cruiser yet, but I know he beat Sillah. Chakhiev has a lot of talent but he hasn't really impressed…

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