Former heavyweight contender and ex-European amateur champion Sergey Kuzmin (15-2, 11 KOs) looks to come back to the winning column after two consecutive losses, when he returns on November 5 at the WOW Arena in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia.

Kuzmin’s opponent is a familiar name for boxing fans.

The tough Russian will face Kevin “The Kingpin” Johnson, once a world-title challenger (who went distance with a prime version of Vitali Klitschko in 2009). Johnson will aim for the upset in a fight that is scheduled for ten rounds.

Kuzmin, 34, was on a good run (including wins over fighters like Malcolm Tann, David Price and Joey Dawejko) before running into Michael Hunter and then losing a close one to Martin Bakole in a clash which took place last December.

Johnson, 42 and a veteran of 54 fights (going 35-18-1, with 19 KOs), has been on a downslide ever since his loss to Tyson Fury in a 2012 WBC eliminator.

Still, he managed to score some upset wins during this span, including stoppages of 34-2-1 Francesco Pianeta and – most recently – of 29-1 former cruiserweight beltholder Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who was attempting a comeback at heavyweight, in 2020.

The show will be promoted by the Rus’ company.