RUSSIAN BOXING NEWS
On Saturday night at the Evloev Sports Palace in Nazran, Russia, SKV Boxing will present a card that includes Vyacheslav Mirzaev (9-0, 1 KO) in a bantamweight bout against Thailand's Sukpraserd Ponpitak (18-7, 12 KOs). Both are coming off wins: Mirzaev defeated France's Anthony Settoul in June. Ponpitak comes from defeating the Philippines' Joy Joy Formentera in September. On the same card, Argentina's domestic junior middleweight champion, Ricardo Villalba (18-3-1) will face Russia's Ismail Iliev (9-0-1, 2 KOs). Iliev, 24, is a former amateur star coming off a win over Germany's Nico Salzmann by technical knockout in the fourth round in February. Villabla is on a three-fight win streak over decent local competition.