Detroit’s rising boxing star, Vladimir Shishkin, once again proved why he’s a force to be reckoned with in the super middleweight division. Last Friday, in the sultry Miami atmosphere, Shishkin delivered a crushing second-round KO against seasoned fighter Ramon Ayala.
Repping Salita Promotions, Shishkin’s recent performance further strengthens his standing as the No. 2 contender in the IBF rankings. The guy’s got a clear goal: clinch a world title fight. And if whispers are to be believed, he’s got his eyes set on the crown jewel of the super middleweight division, the undisputed champ – Canelo Alvarez.
Post his Miami triumph, Shishkin, boasting a 15-0 record (nine of those being KOs), shared, “It felt great getting some action in the ring. Keeps me sharp, y’know? I did catch the Canelo fight the next day. Let’s just say, I’m raring to take him on when the time’s right. All roads lead to that title!”
Now, if you’ve been under a rock, here’s some intel: Shishkin is making noise in the re-emerging Detroit boxing circuit. He’s got the legendary SugarHill Steward in his corner, which honestly, says a lot. Turning pro in 2016 after an illustrious amateur run, Shishkin’s had his fair share of defining moments. Case in point: back in October 2018, he made short work of veteran Nadjib Mohammedi. And if that doesn’t ring a bell, maybe his impressive victory over ex-world champ Jose Uzcategui on SHOWTIME last December will jog your memory.
Dmitriy Salita, the big shot at Salita Promotions, is all praise for his protege. “Vladimir is on the express train to the Super Middleweight World Title. The guy’s evolving – stronger, sharper, and more determined with each fight. He’s not just here to be part of the division. He’s here to redefine it.”