The current number 5 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (14-0 (11)) watched with great interest the rematch between the reigning WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (47-2-1 (33)) and his mandatory challenger Francisco Palacios (21-2 (13) last Saturday night. Chakhkiev hopes to face Wlodarczyk real soon in the ring to prove that he’s the better fighter. “I definitely want to get the WBC belt in my hands. I hope that Wlodarczyk is a great champion and gives me the chance, “said Chakhkiev.
Before Chakhkiev gets the Polish fighter before his fists, he first has to face Alejandro Emilio Valori on October 12th in Hamburg, Germany. This won’t be an easy fight for for the 29-year-old Chakhkiev. After all, with Valori waits (9-3 (6), the reigning Argentinian champion. “I could not care less. I want to show the world I’m the best boxer in the ring, no matter who I have before me. And of course I want to give my fans in the hall a spectacular knockout. Therefore I train hard every day, “says Chakhkiev.
A win over Valori will be a giant step towards getting Chakhkiev a world title shot. “I would love to fight at the end of the year for the championship, but it also needs someone to trust me in the ring,” says Chakhkiev. “I would also like to fight [Marco] Huck and [Yoan Pablo] Hernandez. The latter I have already defeated as an amateur, “said Chakhkiev. His new coach Anthony Brooks is in certain that the world title is a Frag Eder time only. Continue reading