Dmitry Mikhaylenko and Charles Manyuchi will be fighting for the now vacant title of WBC Silver Champion in welterweight division. The title was previously held by Amir Khan.
Mikhaylenko, 29, from Gelendzhik, Russia, is co-promoted by Main Events and German Titov Promotions. “The Mechanic” is undefeated and stopped his last four opponents, including former interim super lightweight titleholder Johan Perez. For Mikhaylenko this fight with Manyuchi is a direct path towards a bout with WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
Charles Manyuchi, promoted by Quarries Boxing Promotion (Zambia), is a Zimbabwean star boxer who is the WBC international welterweight champion since March 2014. Coming from a tough background, he devoted his whole life to boxing and it has paid off well. Having been named the Sportsperson of the year in 2014 and honored by the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, he is truly the pride not only of Zambia and Zimbabwe, but of the whole African continent. “Charles is more than ready to meet Mikhaylenko. He defended his WBC International title multiple times, so Mikhaylenko has to be really technically ready to even stand a chance.” – Manyuchi’s promoter, Christopher Malunga, said. Having backing and support from both Zambian and Zimbabwean governments, Manyuchi feels both confident and concentrated. “He is not coming to play or for fun – he is coming to win. Being at the top of WBC is his goal. He is serious.” – Malunga adds.
The Mikhaylenko-Manyuchi bout is yet one of many in a series of spectacular title fights planned by Titov Boxing Promotion in cooperation with Russian Copper Company. “This is not even the half of it!” – German Titov said and added: “The cooperation with our American partners Main Events has been very productive and we thank
Boxing event of four championship title bouts on 6th May 2015 at DIVS arena in Yekaterinburg city, Russia with the main fight of the evening for a vacant WBC Silver Championship in welterweight division.
Junior World Championship bout:
Mark Urvanov (Russia) vs. Rimar Metuda (Philippines)
Mikhail Alexeev (Russia) vs. Romero Duno (Philippines)
WBO European Super-featherweight Champion title defense
Evgeny Chuprakov (Russia) vs. Sebastian Tlatlik (Germany)
WBC Silver Welterweight Championship bout
Dmitry Mikhaylenko (Russia) vs. Charles Manyuchi (Zimbabwe)
Venue: Yekaterinburg, Russia, “DIVS” arena
: 6th May 2016, 18:00 (GMT+5)
German Titov Boxing Promotion, Russia
Main Events, USA
Russian Copper Company