Elsewhere on the card, Ukrainian Super-Bantamweight Arnold Khegai (15-0-1, 10 KOs), ranked at five by the WBO and seven by the IBF, takes on Russian southpaw Vladimir Tikhonov (17-1, 9 KOs) over eight rounds.
“This card epitomises what we’ve been trying to do since launching ShoBox in 2001,” said Gordon Hall, Executive Producer of ShoBox: The New Generation. “We have three undefeated top prospects, all already ranked in the top 15, in step-up fights against their toughest opposition to date. A victory could put them a fight or two away from title contention, while a loss sends them back to the drawing board.”
“August 23 is going to be an action packed fight card with pick’em fights from top to bottom,” said promoter Dmitriy Salita. “We have hungry contenders on opposite sides of the ring looking to take the next step in their careers in classic cross roads matchups. It is one of the best fight cards of the summer.”