Argentinean veteran Cesar Rene Cuenca makes the first defence of his IBF Super-Lightweight crown against Russian banger Eduard Troyanovsky this Wednesday.

On a bill topped by Alexander Povetkin v Mariusz Wach in Kazan, Russia this is one of two World Title attractions on the monster undercard.

There’s more substance behind it than just a World Title defence for the 34 year. Should ‘El Distinto’ retain his title, he would join an illustrious list.

Currently boasting an impressive 48-0 record spanning a 13 year career, it’s fair to say Cuenca has slipped under the radar to the average boxing fan.

Rivals state his record is padded and with just two victories coming by KO of the 48 wins, criticism has fired in Cuenca’s direction claiming he’s just cashing in with cherry picked opponents.

BoxNation viewers will recall Cuenca’s last fight, picking up the vacant World Title against previously unbeaten Ik Yang in Macao.

Troyanovsky carries 22 victories on the spin with 19 inside the distance though this fight against Cuenca is a clear step up.

With home advantage ‘The Eagle’ will be hoping the passionate Russian crowd can cheer him on the World title at the first time of asking though Cuenca has upset the applecart before, just ask Ik Yang.

Watch Cuenca v Troyanovsky live on BoxNation this Wednesday part of the big Russian show topped by Povetkin v Wach from 1pm!

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