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Akhundov vs. Rozeaux For WBF World Featherweight Title

Ukranian Timur Akhundov and French national champion Bastien Rozeaux will fight for the vacant World Boxing Federation World Featherweight title on March 30 at the AKKO International in Kiev.

Fighting in his hometown, Akhundov is the reigning WBF Intercontinental champion, a title he won and defended last year to get in position for his crack at world honors.

Currently holding a professional record of 14-2-1 (5), with one no-contest, the 28-year-old Ukrainian is undefeated in twelve bouts since 2008 and is coming off a wide decision victory over another Frenchman, Leonus Marie Francoise, last July.

29 years old and from Pont-Sainte-Maxence, Bastien Rozeaux, 11-3-1 (8), turned pro in 2008 and got off to a good start before suffering a couple of domestic defeats, both on points, against undefeated Amor Belahdj Ali (in 2010) and Ali Halab (in 2011).

He has since rebounded very well and proved his class by being competitive with world class operator Choi Tseveenpurev before losing in eight rounds, and winning the French national title this past February with a landslide decision over Youcef Abgour.

The Timur Akhundov vs. Bastien Rozeaux WBF World Featherweight title fight will be promoted by Oleg Bruskov and his Global Box-Promotion.

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