Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions proudly publicizes he has gained the purse bid to stage a 12-round tremendous middleweight elimination struggle for the #1 contender spot between two unbeaten contenders, Detroit-based Russian Vladimir Shishkin and Germany-based Russian Evgeny Shvedenko. The winner of the struggle between IBF #8 Shishkin (12-0, 7 KOs) and IBF #3 Shvedenko (15-0, 6 KOs) could possibly be ordered to subsequent face the winner of the unification struggle between IBF Champion Caleb Plant and famous person WBC, WBO and WBA champ Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, anticipated to occur in September.
The purse bid, held as we speak (June 15, 2021) on the IBF workplaces in New Jersey, was gained by Salita for a bid of $355,000, which eclipsed the bid by Farcher Sport who bid $277,308. The purse bid break up might be 60% for Shvedenko and 40% for Shishkin. Whereas no venue or particular date have been hammered down, the IBF additional mandates that the struggle should happen inside 90 days of the bid or by Monday, September 13, 2021.
Salita, promoter of Shishkin, says that is enormous information for his undefeated supermiddleweight and former beginner star.
“Successful this purse bid places Vladimir one struggle away from a world championship struggle if he wins and, if Canelo wins in opposition to Plant, a unified tremendous middleweight championship struggle in opposition to one in every of boxing’s pound-for-pound greatest,” stated a cheerful Salita. “However first he has to get previous his countryman Shvedenko, whom he is aware of is not going to be a simple feat. This might be a really robust struggle and we’re honored to have gained the appropriate to put it up for sale.”
In simply 15 fights, 29-year-old Shishkin, from Serpukhov, Russia, has already gained the WBA Continental Tremendous Middleweight Championship with a KO 5 over Gasan Gasanov and likewise gained the WBA Asia Tremendous Middleweight Title with a TKO 7 over Sergey Khomitskiy. He was final seen in February of this 12 months, scoring a dominating unanimous resolution over then 23-1 Ghanaian Sena Agbeko. Massive for the burden class, Shishkin stands 6’ 1” and is extraordinarily robust. He packing containers with energy behind a world-class jab and has wonderful protection.
“Vladimir Shishkin is the person to defeat Canelo Alvarez,” added Salita. “I stated it whereas watching him work earlier than I signed him. He has all of the instruments and expertise you want. He’s already in camp with Tyson Fury and (coach) Sugarhill preparing for this large showdown as a result of the entire crew is aware of how a lot it means to win. And he’ll win.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and likewise a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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