Petr Petrov Factfile: Getting To Know ‘Turbo Terry’ Flanagan’s Challenger

Glynn Evans surfs the net to extract titbits on the seriously chiselled Russian who has designs on toppling our WBO lightweight king at Manchester Arena on April 8th.

Petrov was born in Ryazan, an oil refining city and electronics hub, 120 miles south-east of Moscow in March 1983. He will be 34 this year. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the area was terrorised by the infamous OPG mafia gang and blighted by racketeering and contract killings.

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Terry Flanagan taking Petr Petrov fight seriously

WBO Lightweight Champion of the World Terry Flanagan and his latest challenger Petr Petrov came face-to-face at a press conference today at the home of Premier League giants Manchester City ahead of their showdown at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 8th April, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Undefeated Flanagan, a City fanatic and season ticket holder at the Etihad Stadium, is gearing up for the fifth defence of his WBO strap and insisted no corners will be cut in his preparation for former World Title challenger Petrov.

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Michael Perez – Petr Petrov Workout Quotes

Petr Petrov -  WBA Number 3 rated Lightweight contender, Michael "The Artist" Perez  (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. and NABA Lightweight Champion Petr "Zar" Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia hosted a media workout in Los Angeles today, ahead of their battle for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar.  Also in attendance were televised fighters Alexis Rocha (4-0, 3 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. and co-main event, Genaro "El Conde" Gamez (2-0, 2 KOs) of San Diego. East Los Angeles' Jonathan "Thunder" Navarro (6-0, 5 KOs) who is scheduled for a six-round super lightweight fight against Larry Carrillo (5-1, 2 KOs) of Houston, Texas was also onsite.

WBA Number 3 rated Lightweight contender, Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. and NABA Lightweight Champion Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia hosted a media workout in Los Angeles today, ahead of their battle for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. Also in attendance were televised fighters Alexis Rocha (4-0, 3 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. and co-main event, Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (2-0, 2 KOs) of San Diego. East Los Angeles’ Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (6-0, 5 KOs) who is scheduled for a six-round super lightweight fight against Larry Carrillo (5-1, 2 KOs) of Houston, Texas was also onsite.

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Petrov stops Quintero, Sanchez upsets Cano

On the eve of the Canelo vs. Khan showdown, Golden Boy Promotions gave back by to boxing fans by offering a day full of excitement free and open to the public. First, fans onsite were able to witness the final face-off between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan at the new Toshiba Plaza in from of the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. Immediately after, a free three-title fight night was staged featuring Marvin Quintero vs. Petr Petrov for the NABA and NABF Lightweight Titles. Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions’Oscar De La Hoya and future hall of famer and Golden Boy Promotions business partner Bernard Hopkins were in attendance enjoying the action packed fights, along with WBC Lightweight World Champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares, and Golden Boy Promotions stablemates WBC Silver Featherweight Champion Ronny Rios, NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, and Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez.

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Petr Petrov preparing for Marvin Quintero

Santa Fe Springs, CA–NABA Lightweight champion Petr Petrov (36-4-2, 17 KO’s) has been training hard for his big showdown with NABF Lightweight champion Marvin Quintero (28-6, 24 KO’s) that will take place on Friday, May 6 at The Toshiba Plaza, adjacent to the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena. The Toshiba Plaza is located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo.

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Golden Boy putting on free card night before Canelo vs Khan

Cinco de Mayo Weekend just got more caliente as Golden Boy Promotions has turned up the heat for a packed weekend of boxing to kick off the highly anticipated showdown between Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs)and Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday, May 7 at the new T-Mobile Arena. As a special treat for all Las Vegas boxing fans, Golden Boy Promotions will present a free night of outdoor boxing on Friday, May 6 at the Toshiba Plaza adjacent to the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena. Located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, fans will get to see Canelo and Khan face off for the final time during their official weigh-in on the Toshiba Plaza immediately followed by a night of action-packed fights starting at 4:00 p.m. PT.

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Petr “Zar” Petrov to fight Liam Walsh in WBO Lightweight elimination bout on October 10 in Manchester, England

Philadelphia, PA (September 3, 2015) – Boxcino 2014 champion Petr “Zar” Petrov (36-4-2, 17 KO’s) will fight undefeated Liam Walsh (19-0, 13 KO’s) in a
WBO Lightweight elimination bout on October 10th in Manchester, England.

The winner of the fight will be the mandatory challenger for the winner of the WBO Lightweight title bout between Terry Flanagan and Diego Magdaleno, which will take place on the same card on October 10.

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ESPN “Friday Night Fights” Round Up: Petrov Dominates Diaz & Shelestyuk Cruises by Rodriguez

Lightweight standout Petr Petrov (36-4-2, 16 KOs) made a strong case for a future world title shot with his one-sided, unanimous decision win against former world champion Gamaliel Diaz (39-12-3, 18 KOs) in the main event of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” from the Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, Calif. Scores were 98-89, 97-90 twice.

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