The best Russian fighters Ivan Shtyrkov and Magomed Ismailov will meet in a duel according to boxing rules. The fight will be the main event of RCC Boxing Promotions’ Boxing Evening, which will take place on March 7 in Yekaterinburg at the 5,000-seat DIVS Stadium. The rules of the fight are six rounds, 10 oz gloves, weight class up to 93 kg.
The fight will have the status of a rematch: in 2020, the fighters already met, but in the octagon. So Ismailov turned out to be stronger than Shtyrkov, but since then both tried their hand at boxing and remained undefeated in a new sport for them. Ural Hulk scored a landslide victory over Ivan Smirnov last year, while Bald Predator notched victories over Alexander Ilich and Olanrevaju Durodola.
When it comes to mixed martial arts, both athletes are among the most popular fighters in Russia and among the strongest in the world. Shtyrkov – 55 light heavyweight (up to 93 kg), Ismailov – 115 average (up to 84 kg). Both of them last played at the RCC 13 tournament in Yekaterinburg and had victories in their fights.