Rakhimov vs Castellanos

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov Robinson Castellanos

Rakhimov Castellanos

DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia

On air @ 3.30pm



IBO World Super-Featherweight Title

On Sunday 19th August, BoxNation brings you Super-Featherweight action, live from Russia as Robinson Castellanos (24-13, 14 KOs) challenges Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov (12-0, 9 KOs) for Rakhimov's IBO strap.

After an excellent 2017 winning the IBO belt, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov made a successful defence in February with a stoppage over veteran Malcolm Klassen. In doing so he extended his unbeaten run to 12 fights with an impressive 75% KO ratio. 

36-year-old Mexican Castellanos is a tough fighter, and despite losing to Jezreel Corrales in July 2017, he put on an aggressive display in which he knocked down the Champion twice in round four, shown live on BoxNation on the undercard to Miguel Berchelt v Takashi Miura.

Ranked sixth by the WBC, Castellanos' career highlight came earlier in 2017, outclassing and overpowering Yuriorkis Gamboa into a seventh round retirement.

It'll be experience against youth in what promises to be an all-action scrap, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Mahmaddakhuja Yagubov Victor Gonzalez

Yagubov Gonzalez

On air @ 3.30pm

WBC International Super-Featherweight Title

The vacant WBC International Super Featherweight Title is on the line when Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov and Victor Gonzalez meet in the chief support on the night.

Tajikstan's Yaqubov has made DIVS a home from home, with three of his last four bouts at the venue. His 11-fight slate features seven stoppages.

19-year-old Gonzalez (18-1, 9 KOs) has quickly gained experience since turning pro in 2015, and will face his toughest test yet against Yaqubov.

Magomed Kurbanov Charles Manyuchi

Kurbanov Manyuchi

On air @ 3.30pm

Super-Welterweight Contest

Magamod Kurbanov (14-0, 11 KOs) has only been the distance once in his last five outings, against Stepan Horvath, who will be known to Brits after his fights with Liam Williams, Chris Eubank Jr and Frank Buglioni.

He faces former WBC Silver titlist Charles Manyuchi (22-3-1, 13 KOs) over 10 rounds at Super-Welterweight.

Evgeny Tischenko  TBA

Tischenko TBA

On air @ 3.30pm

2016 Olympic gold medalist debut

Also on the bill, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, Evgeny Tischenko, makes his pro debut at Cruiserweight. The decorated 27-year-old amateur also won the World and European gold in 2015.

In 2017, Tischenko retained his European crown after beating Great Britain's Chevon Clarke.