Sunderland is set to host a thrilling middleweight tussle between Denis Radovan and Andrei Mikhailovich. This is a final eliminator for the IBF world middleweight title, and it’s all going down live on DAZN next month.
This high-stakes clash, featuring the two top dogs of the 160lbs division, is part of the undercard for Josh Kelly’s big homecoming bout against Roarke Knapp. Wasserman Boxing is bringing the heat to the Beacon of Light, with Radovan and Mikhailovich both risking their unbeaten records for a shot at the menacing Janibek Alimkhanuly.
And hey, this isn’t just a warm-up act. This world title eliminator is the co-main event, setting the stage for Kelly’s fight against the formidable Knapp. Kelly, fighting in his hometown as a pro for the first time, is set to face a wall of sound from an expected sell-out crowd, in what promises to be the biggest scrap of his career.
The night will also showcase local talents like Dan Toward, Ben Marksby, and Travis Waters, plus Harvey Lambert and a few more surprises that are yet to be announced.
But today’s juicy bit? The confirmation of an international showdown between Germany’s Radovan and New Zealand-based Russian, Mikhailovich, all happening live on DAZN.
Denis Radovan isn’t one for trash talk. He prefers his fists to do the chatting, aiming to send a clear message on December 16th – not through words, but with a solid hit to Mikhailovich’s chin.
Andrei Mikhailovich, buzzing with excitement, sees this as a dream come true. He’s training hard in Auckland to make sure only one man stands in his way after this victory.
Kalle Sauerland, the big boss at Wasserman Boxing, promises a fight that will have fans on the edge of their seats, whether they’re ringside or watching from home. “Radovan vs Mikhailovich is more than just a fight; it’s an adrenaline-pumping showdown. Two unbeaten fighters, both hungry for the prestigious IBF title.”