The stage is now set for Denis “Son of Drago” Grachev to battle Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez for the super middleweight “Million Dollar Super 4” crown. Each fighter claimed respective victories earlier this afternoon at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Grachev (13(8)-1-1) of San Diego, CA by way of Chaykovsky, Russia earned a split decision win over previously undefeated and former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Zsolt Erdei. Denis gained boxing notoriety last year when he scored an eighth round TKO victory over Ismayl Sillakh in Austin, Texas.
Grachev and Rodriguez were participants in the undercard of today’s Gennady Golovkin versus Nobuhiro Ishida contest in Monaco.
Edwin Rodriguez (22(15)-0, Worcester, Massachusetts) prevailed over Ezequiel Maderna by way of unanimous decision despite having two points deducted (low blow in round eight and a blow behind the head).
Denis Grachev and Edwin Rodriguez will return to Monaco to face off on July 13 in the Super 4 Final.