John Molina Jr. and Ruslan Provodnikov were born just 53 weeks apart, made their professional debuts seven months apart in 2006 and they live about 25 miles from each other in Southern California.
Which would emerge victorious, power or precision?
Murat Gassiev and Jordan Shimmell have combined to stop 32 of their 44 opponents, but don’t expect their 200-pound title elimination bout Tuesday to turn into an all-out slugfest.
Losing for the first time hurt Jordan Shimmell’s pride, but really not much else.
Murat Gassiev and Jordan Shimmell are a couple of hard-hitting 200-pound contenders who have been on the fast track to a world title opportunity. Well, that track just got a little bit faster.
Isiah Thomas intent on putting an American face atop the 200-pound division as he prepares for Murat Gassiev
Tiny meal portions, tinier Speedos, a strange aversion to ice cubes, an even stranger infatuation with David Hasselhoff’s singing voice: Some things are distinctly European. Add boxing’s 200-pound division to that list—just not for long, if Isiah Thomas has his way.
If styles truly do make fights, then an upcoming battle of unbeaten big boys Isiah Thomas and Murat Gassiev figures to be a doozy.