Oscar Rivas to defend WBC bridgerweight title against undefeated Russian

WBC bridgerweight champion Oscar Rivas will be making his first title defence against the undefeated Evgeny Romanov from Russia.

Both camps reached a deal and will avoid the purse bit that was about to be ordered by the World Boxing Council.

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) will be promoting and organizing the fight, as of this moment there is no info on when and where the clash will take place.

“We are very happy with this outcome,” GYM President Yvon Michel said. “I would like to thank Mr. Alex Titov for his co-operation. We intend to hold this world championship in June, in Montreal or possibly in Colombia, where discussions are currently taking place. It was important for us that Oscar defends his crown in a familiar environment.”

Rivas, 34, captured the WBC bridgerweight belt last October when he decisioned Ryan Rozicki.

Romanov, 36, became the mandatory contender by virtue of his 12-round dominance over compatriot Dmitry Kudryashov (24-5, 23 KOs) last May in Khimki, Russia. Romanov had an excellent amateur career, even registering a knockout victory over Deontay Wilder, the future WBC World Heavyweight Champion, in an international tournament.

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