Shavkat Rakhimov heads a night of triple title action on BoxNation from his hometown of Ekaterinburg, Russia on Saturday 23rd March.
The former Tajik amateur star will be making the third defence of his IBO Super-Featherweight Title against South Africa’s Rofhiwa Maemu (18-7, 12 KOs).
Rakhimov, (13-0, 10 KOs) might be inexperienced as a professional but he has beaten some top operators, including former IBF Champion Malcolm Klassen.
In his last fight in August he stopped quality Mexican Robinson Castellanos, who in 2017 upset Yuriorkis Gamboa. The Mexican was dropped three times and saved by the ref in two rounds.
Maemu is in a rich vein of form having won his last six fights and picked up a WBA Pan African Title during his winning streak.
Our second title fight of the night sees the unbeaten Aleksei Papin (10-0, 9 KOs) and Vasil Ducar (7-0-1, 6 KOs) go head to head for the IBF International Cruiserweight belt, held by Papin.
In a third title fight Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu (13-0, 6 KO) risks his WBA Asia Super-Featherweight Championship against the experienced Pipat Chaiporn (46-12-2, 29 KOs).
Kyrgyzstan-born Uulu, who lives in Ekaterinburg, won the belt last April when he climbed off the floor to outpoint Leonardo Padilla.
He stopped Arstides Padilla in his first defence, but in December was taken the distance by Jon Jon Estrada before winning a clear decision.
His Thai challenger has been boxing professionally for more than 13 years, and in December 2017 lost against current IBF Super-Bantamweight champion TJ Doheny on a split decision.