Ex-champ Gassiev in action Thursday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA and IBF cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev (27-1, 20 KOs), now competing at heavyweight, takes on Michael Wallisch (22-4, 15 KOs) on Thursday at the Dynamo Volleyball Arena in Moscow, Russia. The ten-rounder will be for the vacant WBA Asia title.

The card also features Olympic medalists Mikhail Aloyan and Vladimir Nikitin. WBA gold lightweight beltholder Aloyan (6-1, 1 KO) has a ten-rounder against Yohana Mchanya (12-2, 10 KOs), while Michael Conlan rival Nikitin (4-1-1, 0 KOs) will meet late sub Rauf Aghayev (31-9, 14 KOs) in an eight round featherweight bout.

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  • Wonder what version of Gassiev we are going to see. Hope he has himself motivated and together again.

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