Beterbiev vs Koelling Headline TR on ESPN – The vacant IBF world light heavyweight championship will be on the line Saturday as Artur Beterbiev faces the challenge of Enrico Koelling.
Beterbiev sits at the top of Top Rank’s card that is designed to showcase several Eastern European fighters on the Top Rank roster. Beterbiev has a wide amateur background and this world title fight is the results of his fast-tracked professional career. Koelling, who has fought most of his career in his native Germany, is fighting outside of Europe for the first time and with a 23-1 record sporting just 6 KOs, it is unlikely he has the power to keep Beterbiev off of him. We will find out more on Saturday night.
Bob Arum and TR are planning a 10 fight boxing card for the SaveMart Center in Fresno, the featured bouts on the card appear below. Check your local listings for start times on ESPN.
Saturday, November 11th, 2017 – SaveMart Arena, Fresno, CA
(Card Subject To Change):
175 LBS 12 RDS: Artur Beterbiev (11-0) vs Enrico Koelling (23-1)
140 LBS 10 RDS: Jose Carlos Ramirez (20-0) vs Mike Reed (23-0)
140 LBS 10 RDS: Alex Saucedo (25-0) v Gustavo David Vittori (20-2-1)
147 LBS 10 RDS: Johnny Garcia (19-5-1) vs Amir Imam (20-1)
147 LBS 8 RDS: Juan Ruiz (20-0) vs Alexander Besputin (7-0)
140 LBS 8 RDS: Maxim Dadashev (8-0) vs Clarence Booth (15-3)
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