The boxer of the RCC Martial Arts Academy Shavkat Rakhimov will square off one more bout for the IBF World Super Feather Title (up to 130 pounds).
This decision was made by the management of the International Boxing Federation after the super feather title fight between Rakhimov and Diaz. The fight have ended in a draw, and JoJo Diaz was stripped of the IBF title after he failed to make weight on Friday.
«We have received permission to hold one more fight for the world title after negotiations with the IBF. Rakhimov retains the status of a mandatory contender. We have a month to negotiate with No. 3 Kenichi Ogawa. We will have comprehended during this period of time where and when the meeting will take place,» told German Titov, CEO of RCC Boxing Promotions. Shavkat Rakhimov fought against JoJo Diaz in a bout for the IBF's 130-pound title on Saturday at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Rakhimov made up his mind to participate, despite JoJo missed the weight. Shavkat have prepared for this fight in the Freddie Roach gym.