Gadzhimagomedov-Zhang clash for bridger belt

Russia’s Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (3-0, 2 KOs) and China’s Zhaoxin Zhang (12-2-1, 7 KOs) will fight for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) bridgerweight title on Friday in Serpukhov, Russia. The title became vacant after former champion Evgeny Tishchenko tested positive for banned substances. Gadzhimagomedov is a Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medalist. Zhang is looking to make another splash in Russia after previously knocking out Evgeny Romanov on February 10.

In the co-feature, Tokyo 2020 Olympian Albert Batyrgaziev (10-0, 7 KOs) and Jono Carroll (24-2-1, 7 KOs) will step into the ring to fight for the WBA interim super featherweight belt.

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  • What? Another WBA interim title fight? I thought Mendoza said he was getting rid of them. All this time I was led to believe the WBA told the truth. Gosh. What a shocker.

    • Yep! An interim champion for a champion who is perfectly healthy. He just fought a few days ago. The WBA WBAing.

    • I prefer heavyweight and super heavyweight, same as in the amateurs. Maybe even another weight class or two, but NOT “bridgerweight”.

  • I’ll take a 210-lb Joe Frazier over all the heavyweights and “bridgerweights” today.

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