A big boxing show will take place on November 9th at the Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine, promoted by K2 Promotions Ukraine . Local light-heavyweight star Vyacheslav “Steel Power” Uzelkov (29-3, 18 KOs) will dispute vacant IBO International light heavyweight title against American KO-artist Jaidon “The Don” Сodrington (21-3, 17 KOs) in the main event.
The 34-year-old Uzelkov is a former World (WBA) and European (EBU) title challenger who has couple of decent victories in his record including 6th round KO win over former WBA World champion Gabriel Campillo and a UD win over two-time WBO contender Alejandro Lakatos. Codrington,29, is known as a runner-up of reality boxing show “The Contender,” where he stopped previously unbeaten Texas brawler Brian Vera and met current WBC world champ Sakio Bika in a 2007 Fight of the Year candidate.
A special attraction of upcoming show will be pro debut of the international amateur-boxing superstar and 2012 London Olympic Gold Medalist Alexander Usyk, who has recently signed with Klitschko brothers. The highly-promising Ukrainian cruiserweight will risk his reputation against tough and experienced Mexican Felipe “El Indio” Romero (16-7-1, 11 KOs) in a six-rounder.
26-year-old Oleksandr Usyk was one of the p4p best amateurs during last 5 years. Ukrainian technician won gold medal as a heavyweight at Olympic Games-2012 in London, also he was World champion in 2011 and European champion in 2008.
There will be a couple of other K2 young guns on the undercard including just 19-year-old but fast rising Russian prospect Umar Salamov (7-0, 6 KOs) who will face durable Uzbek Ravshan Jabbarov (11-4-1, 5 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
Both Usyk vs Romero and Uzelkov vs Codrington match-ups will be broadcast live by Ukrainian Inter channel on November 9th supporting by TM “Khortytsia.”