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Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing

Former IBO cruiserweight champion and 2008 Beijing heavyweight gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev announced his retirement from prizefighting on Saturday, according to the TASS media agency. “I’m done wit...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

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

Eduard Troyanovsky Blasts Out Keita Obara in Two Rounds

Moscow, Russia - In a battle of two freakishly hard-hitting junior welterweights, Eduard "Troya" Troyanovskiy survived a huge scare in round one of a scheduled twelve-rounder to come back extremely st...Read More

Eduard Troyanovsky-Keita Obara Card Coming Together For 9/9

On September 9, Moscow will host a boxing show organized by Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinsky of World of Boxing. In the main event, there will be an exciting showdown when the junior welterweight wor...Read More

Denis Lebedev-Victor Ramirez Unification, April 30 in Moscow

World of Boxing, which is run by promoter Andrei Ryabinski, has revealed that WBA cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev (28-2, 21 KOs) will indeed proceed with his unification bout against IBF ch...Read More

Afolabi Crushes Chakhkiev; Durodola Stops Kudryashov

KAZAN--Chechen welterweight Viskhan Murzabekov (12-0, 6 KOs) has kicked off the televised part of a huge night of boxing in Kazan, Russia, with a bang. Murzabekov, 25 and nicknamed "Little Tyson", cru...Read More

Alexander Povetkin, Mariusz Wach, Lebedev - Quotes

A year ago, Russian prizefighting celebrated the 25th anniversary of its second birth. It was a formal date rather than a single memorable event. However, ever since his grand arrival onto the Russian...Read More

Chakhkiev Not Shaken, Looks Forward To Afolabi

Last Thursday IBO cruiserweight champion and TBRB #5 200lber Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (24-1, 18 KOs) went through hell and back in his assumed tune-up fight versus unheralded Brazilian Hamilton ...Read More

Chakhkiev's Cut Won’t Heal Any Time Soon, Says Kalinkin

Alexander Kalinkin is undeniably the face refereeing in Russian prizefighting. Having handled and also judged hundreds of fights across Eastern Europe, the former four-time USSR junior and youth natio...Read More

Rakhim Chakhkiev vs. Hamilton Ventura Full Review

Walking the knife’s edge isn’t the best way to get yourself ready for a major fight but it has never stopped reigning IBO cruiserweight champion Rakhim Chakhkiev to toy with a possible defeat in a pre...Read More

Chakhkiev Gets Off The Floor To Edge Ventura

In what was supposed to be a tuneup for his fall return, Olympic gold medal winner Rakhim Chakhkiev (24-1, 18KOs) had all he could handle in winning an eight round unanimous decision over Hamilton Ven...Read More

Chakhkiev vs. Gassiev Final IBF Eliminator Builds Steam

Russian promoter Andrei Ryabinsky said he will indeed take part in the ordered negotiations from the IBF, who ordered his fighter Rakhim Chakhkiev (23-1, 18KOs) to face Murat Gassiev (22-0, 16KOs) in ...Read More

Ryabinsky On Russian Crisis, Boxing Biz, Cruiserweights

The stagnation of the global economy continues to be felt in all business aspects. The crisis in Russia is present, but it manifests itself in its own—almost invisible—world. Moscow is still Mosco...Read More

Povetkin vs. Wach Tops Loaded 11/4 Bill In Kazan

Opponents were announced for the stellar ledger of the World of Boxing fight card on November 4 in Kazan, Russia. WBC/TBRB #1 rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs), a mandatory challe...Read More

Povetkin, Lebedev Doubleheader, 11/4 in Kazan, Russia

Further realizing their plan to bring boxing into different parts of Russia and to widen their area of presence, “World of Boxing” will enter the city of Kazan, a capital of the Tatar Republic, locate...Read More

Junior Wright Ready To 'Rakh' Chakhkiev's World

To believe that Junior Wright is traveling abroad just to collect a paycheck would be to ignore the steps that led to his accepting a last-minute showdown with Rakhim Chakhkiev. The two are set to squ...Read More

Drozd Stops Janik In Nine; Chakhkiev Knocks Out Wright

Light heavyweight prospect Dmitry Bivol (now 3-0, 3 KOs) continued to impress with the 4th round stoppage of well-traveled journeyman Joey Vegas (17-11-2, 10 KOs). Vegas, imitating Floyd Mayweathe...Read More

Weights From Moscow: Povetkin 232.4, Perez 240.5

All fighters are weighed in and set for the loaded fight card Friday evening in Moscow, Russia. Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez meet in a bout to determine the next mandatory challenger for WBC h...Read More