Fedor (12-0-0) and Dmitry (14-1-2) Chudinov, hailing from Russia, are slowly but surely gaining popularity in the boxing community. The younger brother Fedor, who is currently undefeated, is slated to cross the ropes and engage in the biggest and most important fight of his career thus far.
On May 9, in Frankfurt, Germany, Fedor will face none other than veteran Felix Sturm (39-4-3). While Chudinov has already fought outside of Russia, gaining more opportunities in the United States might mean bigger fights and more money. And as always, being two brothers in boxing will likely get you a comparison to the Klitschko brothers.
“For me and my brother, we don’t have idols. We don’t like when people compare us to anyone. Least of all we don’t like being compared to Klitschko. As a joke we call them sisters. We don’t like when an athlete becomes a politician. Yes, we are also patriots and love our country, but still we remain athletes. We are very different,” said Fedor Chudinov.
Both brothers have vowed to dominate the middleweight and super middleweight divisions in the coming years. A victory over Sturm would be a good way to get the ball rolling, but in the middleweight division, they both have a long way to go.