Fedchenko vs. Azizov, Tereshkin vs. Pedyura on Saturday, 12/15
An undercard has been set for the Saturday’s encounter between World Boxing Organization (WBO) #11 Ukrainian light welterweight Sergey Fedchenko (31-2, 14 KOs) and his Azerbaijani opponent Azad Azizov (26-3-2, 16 KOs) for Sergey’s WBO European title. Several more familiar names will be featured in the show, promoted by K2 Ukraine.
In a semi-important heavyweight crossroads collision, undefeated Russian Vladimir Tereshkin (14-0-1, 7 KOs) will be tested by rough and dirty Ukrainian Maxim Pedyura (15-7-1, 12 KOs). Another hulking heavyweight Andriy Rudenko (Ukraine, 22-0, 14 KOs), who is rated #14 by the WBO, faces Hungarian import Istvan Ruzsinszky (5-4-1, 3 KOs)
WBA #2, WBO #4 and IBF #6 Ukrainian light heavyweight Vyacheslav Uzelkov (27-2, 16 KOs), who is best known for a lopsided loss to Beibut Shumenov in July 2010 for the WBA light heavyweight title, and who is now seeking an extra shot at one of the major belts, will tune-up against Hungarian jorneyman Gyorgy Marosi (17-7, 9 KOs).
In a possible dog fight, tough-as-nails Ukrainian super bantamweight Mamed Yadgarov (16-6-1, 10 KOs) battles former Tajik amateur star Sherali Dostiev (8-0-1, 2 KOs).
In a intriguing clash of two Ukrainian welterweights former EBA European champion Viktor Plotnykov (28-1-0, 13 KOs) who is rated #12 by the WBO, will fight against young and game Igor Faniyan (12-4-2, 7 KOs).
Both Ukrainian up-and-coming lightweight Valentyn Holovko (17-0-0, 12 KOs) and his compatriot Dmitry Nikulin (25-1-0, 8 KOs), who was WBO European light middleweight champion, will risk their records against undefeated Uzbeks Jamshid Rihsiev (5-0-0, 3 KOs) and Sherali Mamajanov (10-0-0, 5 KOs) respectively.
Other fights which are scheduled on Dec. 15 at Budivelnik sports arena in Cherkassy, Ukraine:
Oleg Malynovskyy (Ukraine, 5-0-0, 2) – Yuriy Voronin (Ukraine, 27-17-2, 18)
Vadym Novopashyn (Ukraine, 2-0-0, 0) – Andriy Ageev (Ukraine, 1-14-0, 1)
Umar Solomonov (Ukraine, debut) – Mykhaylo Lydovskyy (Ukraine, 0-6-0, 0)