Beterbiev vs Kalajdzic

Artur Beterbiev Radivoje Kalajdzic

Beterbiev Kalajdzic

Stockton, California

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4

May

The IBF World Light-Heavyweight Title

Unbeaten Light-Heavyweight Artur Beterbiev makes the second defence of his IBF World Title against top contender Radivoje ‘Hot Rod’ Kalajdzic on May 4th, live in the UK and Ireland on BoxNation.

In the co-feature at the Stockton Arena, Filipino sensation Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF Super-Flyweight crown for a seventh time, forming the other half of a cracking double-header in California.

Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KOs) is the only World Champion to currently hold a 100% knockout ratio. He won his belt on BoxNation in November 2017 against Enrico Koelling, then faced Callum Johnson last October and was knocked down before recovering to stop the Brit in four rounds.

“I am very excited to defend my IBF Light-Heavyweight Title on May 4 against a high-quality opponent like Radivoje Kalajdzic,” Beterbiev said. “This will be a great fight, and I can’t wait to get in the ring and show once again why I am the best 175-pound boxer in the world.”

“I’m thrilled to get this opportunity to challenge for a World Title against a great fighter like Artur Beterbiev. It will be a very exciting fight. Both of us hit hard, so expect fireworks,” said Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KOs), who has three straight stoppage victories since a highly controversial split decision loss to Marcus Browne.

Should he maintain his undefeated record, Beterbiev will be eyeing mouth-watering unifications with the likes of Sergey Kovalev (WBO), Oleksandr Gvozdyk (WBC) and Dmitry Bivol (WBA).

Jerwin Ancajas Ryuichi Funai

Ancajas Funai

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The IBF World Super-Flyweight Title

Ancajas (30-1-2, 20 KOs) - the longest reigning World Champion at 115lbs - takes on no. 1 contender Ryuichi Funai (31-7, 22 KOs) on May 4th.

In 2017, the 27-year-old had a breakout year with two impressive stoppage wins against Teiru Kinoshita on a Manny Pacquiao undercard, and Jamie Conlan in Belfast four months later.

Since his only defeat in 2012 Ancajas hasn’t lost in 18 bouts, but he wants to make a statement after a disappointing draw to Alejandro Santiago last time out.

“I was hard at work three weeks after my last fight with Santiago,” Ancajas said. “I am going to be in the best shape in my upcoming fight with Funai. Coming off my last fight, I really want to give a great performance and defend my World Title in style for the fans in Stockton.”