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“Night of Champions IBA” in Serpukhov – the main boxing event of the summer

Date: September 29, 2023 Time: 16:17:02

On Saturday, August 26, Serpukhov, near Moscow, will become the center of attraction for all boxing fans. After all, the event “IBA Night of Champions” will take place here, which will be attended by many titled boxers from all over the world. This tournament is timed to coincide with the celebration of International Boxing Day, which is traditionally celebrated on August 27.


The current times are difficult for Russian athletes, since they do not have the opportunity to measure their strength with rivals from other countries. But this situation does not occur in all sports. The leadership of the International Boxing Association (IBA), headed by Umar Kremlev, fights for the rights of boxers and has entered into a confrontation with the IOC. The International Olympic Committee revoked the license of the IBA, which does not prevent the Association from holding competitions with the participation of the best fighters of modern amateur boxing.

RIA Novosti

The IBA Night of Champions is a series of tournaments that have started to be held in different countries under the auspices of the Association. Titled athletes come to each of these events to fight according to the rules of professional boxing. And for Russian boxers, the opportunity to participate in such a tournament is now especially valuable. After all, here they will have the opportunity to enter the ring without barriers.


Boxing fans only need to look at the full tournament lineup to be convinced of how cool this event is. Among the participants there are many titled boxers.

The full IBA Night of Champions card:

63.5 kilograms. Pavel Fedorov (Serbia) – James Cereyzhi (Romania) 63.5 kg. Bahadur Usmonov (Tajikistan) – Luis Arkon (Venezuela) 63.5 kg. Vsevolod Shumkov (Russia) – Lázaro Álvarez (Cuba) 67 kg. Khariton Agrba (Russia) – Xolisani Ndongeni (South Africa) 67 kg. Egor Nazarov (Russia) – Shohruh Zhiyanov (Tajikistan) 70 kg. Stanislav Vasiliev (Russia) – Muzaffar Rasulov (Uzbekistan) 80 kg. Odijon Aslonov (Uzbekistan) – Shadir Musa Bvogi (Uganda) 92 kg. Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (Russia) – Julio La Cruz (Cuba) Over 92 kg. Mark Petrovsky (Russia) — Julio Castillo (Ecuador)

The main fight of the night will be the confrontation between the two-time world champion Muslim Gadzhimagomedov and the two-time Olympic champion Julio César La Cruz. The Cuban defeated Muslim in the final of the Tokyo Olympics. The Russian has a good chance to take revenge on one of the best boxers of our time. After all, Gadzhimagomedov himself is a great boxer.

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Boxing fans are looking forward to the fight of 2021 world heavyweight champion Mark Petrovsky. For him, this will be the seventh fight in the professional ring after the end of his amateur career. Also, Mark spent the previous fight on August 19, that is, just a week before the IBA Night of Champions. In that fight, Petrovsky beat the experienced Kevin Johnson on points. But now the opponent will be more serious, after all, Johnson, at 43, is already a boxing veteran. Mark will take on 2019 World Championship silver medalist Julio Castillo from Ecuador.

Russian Boxing Federation

World Championship 2023 bronze medalist Vsevolod Shumkov will step into the ring against three-time Olympic medalist Lázaro Álvarez of Cuba. The rising star of Russian professional boxing Khariton Agba will face in the ring the boxer Xolisani Ndongeni from South Africa, who in his career had 31 wins and only 3 losses. Good fighters will also face each other in other fights, so the evening promises to be very spectacular and interesting. It is no coincidence that Channel One broadcasts it live. The broadcast begins at 23:30 Moscow time.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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