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Nugaev, Shafikov to Meet in IBF Eliminator on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

Lightweights Nugaev, Shafikov to Meet in IBF Eliminator on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates
Noche de Combates In-Studio Guest: Former Three-Division Titlist Abner Mares

The August 15 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature an IBF eliminator between Lightweight contender Rustam “The Mongoose” Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) and former Lightweight title challenger Denis “Ghengis Khan” Shafikov (33-1-1, 17 KOs). Continue reading

Camp Notes: Rustam Nugaev Prepares For Denis Shafikov On ESPN Friday Night Fights August 15

Gary Shaw Productions highly ranked lightweight contender, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs), who’s rated IBF #5, WBC #3 and WBA #7, is less than two weeks away from his mandatory IBF elimination bout with Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs). The 12-round bout will air live on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., on August 15, 2014. Continue reading

Nugaev vs. Shafikov Headline ESPN Friday Night Fights at Chumash Casino August 15

Gary Shaw Productions highly ranked lightweight contender, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) has officially signed to fight Russia’s Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round IBF elimination bout. The fight will air live on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., on August 15, 2014. Continue reading

Gary Shaw Productions Presents ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Pala Casino March 7

SAN DIEGO (February 6, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions presents, ESPN “Friday Night Fights” March 7th at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California. The card is headlined by the rejuvenated Russian warrior and top Lightweight contender, Rustam Nugaev as he takes on Mexico’s Marvin Quintero in a 10-round lightweight tilt. The bout will go a long way in deciding the next potential title challenger at 135lbs.

Nugaev (26-6-1, 16KOs) is riding a five fight win streak — four of which stem from his 2013 campaign — and has revived his career after not competing in 2012. He is certainly knocking on the door of a title shot and a win against Quintero (25-4, 21KOs), who is coming off a loss at the hands of IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez, would propel him that much closer. Nugaev is currently ranked WBA # 3, WBC # 7 and IBF # 9. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Barry Hunter, James Gogue, Camille Estephan, Dr. David Levine, Rustam Nugaev, Donald Curry, and Abel Sanchez

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another packed, seven guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The two hour program will feature expert trainer Barry Hunter, expert fight strategist James Gogue, Manager Camille Estephan, Dr. David Levine, Lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev, former two division world champion Donald Curry, and expert trainer Abel Sanchez.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading

Rustam Nugaev Issues Challenge To Mikey Garcia

NEW JERSEY (January 28, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev (26-6-1, 16 KOs), who is ranked WBA # 3, WBC # 7 and IBF # 9, is issuing a challenge to WBO Jr. Lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs), if the Oxnard, California based fighter were to move up to the Lightweight division.

“If you move up to 135 you need to go through me, a real fighter,” said Nugaev. “Not Gamboa who will run the entire fight. If you want a fight, then fight me…if you want to bore the fans on HBO, fight Gamboa. Just like you, I’m a warrior with a lot of heart, who wants to put on a great show for the fans. Let’s make it happen. ” Continue reading

Santana and Nugaev march forward with victories

1789Gary Shaw Productions presented another edition of the popular series titled “Central Coast Championships” at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

In the main event, local fan favorite Francisco Santana scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Joachim Alcine.  Santana dominated the bout from the opening round,  throwing hard punches to the head and body that kept Alcine on the retreat.  Scorecards read 99-90 twice and 100-89, all in favor for Santana who retained his “Central Coast Championship.”

“I wanted to come out here tonight and prove once again that I’m ready to step up in competition,” said Santana. “I felt great and I’m hoping I can work my way up the rankings in 2014, with the possibility to fight for a world title in the near future.  I’m looking forward to what my promoter Gary Shaw has lined up for me next.” Continue reading

World Title Shot in Reach For Rustam Nugaev

September 4, 2013 – Gary Shaw Productions lightweight contender, Rustam “The Mongoose” Nugaev (25-6-1, 15 KOs) has been spectacular since his return to the ring after a two year layoff due to personal issues. In his first fight back Nugaev destroyed undefeated Peruvian star, Jonathan Maicelo (20-1, 12 KOs) by means of an 8th round KO. The fight was nationally shown on ESPN “Friday Night Fights”, the first televised fight of Nugaev’s career. Continue reading