Weigh-in photos from Macau of Miguel Vazquez-Denis Shafikov, Zou Shiming-Yokthong Kokietgym, Ryota Murata-Carlos Nascimento and Egor Mekhontsev-Atthaporn Jaritram. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Fighters for the Feb. 22 show in Macau arrive and stage public workouts. The card includes lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez vs. Denis Shafikov, plus Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata, Egor Mekhontsev and Zou Shiming.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez will attempt to defend his title for the sixth time when he faces undefeated Russian contender Denis Shafikov in Macau. The card will also feature three Olympic gold medalists in separate bouts.
There is a “strong chance” that WBA featherweight beltholder Simphiwe Vetyeka will make his first title defense against Japanese contender Akifumi Shimoda on Feb. 22, Vetyeka’s manager Andile Sidinile tells RingTV.com.
Russian Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev is expected to sign this week with Top Rank and to make his professional debut as a light heavyweight on Dec. 7.