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Grachev vs. Rodriguez

Rodriguez crushes Grachev

rodriguez44Super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KO’s) proved he was the better man tonight in quickly stopped Denis Grachev (13-2-1, 8 KO’s) in the 1st round on Saturday night at the Salle des etoiles, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Rodriguez nailed a hurt Grachev with three straight clubbing right hands to the head that ended with referee Stanley Christodolou stopping in to stop the fight at 2:50 of the round.

Rodriguez had already put Grachev down twice in the round, and he was hitting him nearly at will at the time of the stoppage.

Rodriguez made the calculated move to come out blazing fast in the 1st round and throwing everything he had at the slower but hard hitting Grachev. Continue reading

City Boxing’s Denis Grachev Vs. Edwin Rodriguez

061513Denis Grachev may be the underdog, but he’s training with the will of a champion ahead of his July 13 fight with Edwin Rodriguez for the Million Dollar Super Four crown in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The tournament is promoted by Golden Gloves.

Grachev (13-1, 8 KOs) is holed up at Abel Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Big Bear, California, where the stable includes WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who fights in the US later this month.

Grachev earned his place in the final against Rodriguez (23-0, 15 KOs) with a rugged 10-round split-decision defeat of undefeated two-time champion Zsolt Erdei in Monaco in March. Continue reading

Grachev out to upset undefeated Rodriguez in ‘Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four’ final

New York, NY / Monaco / Johannesburg (June 13) – Denis Grachev may be the underdog, but he’s training with the will of a champion ahead of his July 13 fight with Edwin Rodriguez for the Million Dollar Super Four crown in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Grachev (13-1, 8 KOs) is holed up at Abel Sanchez’s High Altitude Training Facility in Big Bear, California, where the stable includes WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who fights in the US later this month. Continue reading

Grachev to face Rodriguez in Million Dollar Super 4 Final

The stage is now set for Denis “Son of Drago” Grachev to battle Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez for the super middleweight “Million Dollar Super 4” crown. Each fighter claimed respective victories earlier this afternoon at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Grachev (13(8)-1-1) of San Diego, CA by way of Chaykovsky, Russia earned a split decision win over previously undefeated and former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Zsolt Erdei. Denis gained boxing notoriety last year when he scored an eighth round TKO victory over Ismayl Sillakh in Austin, Texas. Continue reading