Magomed Kurbanov will fight against the former WBA world champion
In the main fight of the boxing evening, which will take place on November 2 in Ekaterinburg, the substitution. Instead of Charlie Navarro against Magomed Kurbanov (17-0), a more serious opponent - Argentinean Diego Chaves (27-4-1) will go into the ring.
Chavez joined the professional boxing team in 2008 after a great amateur career. From 2004 to 2008, he got from the South American World Cup to participate in the Olympic Games. As a professional, he also moved fast enough - over the year he became the Latin American champion according to the WBO and kept this title for three years. During this time, he moved up to the first line of the rating and became the WBA world champion.
After two successful defenses, he met with American Keith Thurman and was defeated for the first time in his career. It is worth noting that Thurman owned the title until 2019, when he lost to Manny Pacquiao. Chavez's defeat threw him out of the top rankings, but his level remained the same, and a year and a half later he met with former WBC and WBA world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. - the fight ended in a draw. For Bradley Jr., who has only lost twice in his career, both times Pacquiao, this draw was the only one.
For Kurbanov, this meeting is a real challenge: he had no opponent of this level and such experience yet. Moreover, Kurbanov had a forced outage of eight months, which was associated with the cancellation of the fight for the WBA world title. However, at the peak of his form, he went through a good camp and again entered the training process. It is interesting that in the world boxrec ranking Kurbanov is immediately ahead of his opponent by 26 positions, while Chaves has not yet boxed in 2019.
Recall that the tournament RCC Boxing Promotions will take place on the second of November at the RCC Academy of Martial Arts in Yekaterinburg. In addition to Kurbanov, Olympic boxing champion Evgeny Tishchenko, WBC International Belt Holder Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov and Mark Urvanov and Evgeny Chuprakov will take part in the show.