In Grozny City  (Chechenya) the vacant WBC International  Flyweight Championship took place on Thursday 18 April 2019.     Local star Mekhdi Abdurashedov (Russia) TKO’d Uganda’s Frank Kiwalabye to win the vacant belt.   The fight ended at 2’58” of round two when the visitor beat the count but shown no intention to proceed.

Mekhdi Abdurashedov     The Russian boxing scene is set to have a new wave of great talent, following the old guard of fighters like Denis Lebedev and Alexander Povetkin.   One of the new wave is the unbeaten Mekhdi Abdurashedov, who turns 20 before the end of the year.   At such a young age it is not easy to know how good he really is, but he looked like a sensation when he stopped Prince Andrew Laurio in 3 rounds and has also impressed in wins over Iwan Zoda and Hugo Hernandez Aguilar.   Last April 18 in Grozny he did it again when stopping in two rounds Kiwalabye, with the latter holding a Greater professional record than the Young Russian.   It might be a long wait to see Abdurashedov fighting for a world title, but after just 6 fights he already looks like he will, eventually, end up fighting at world level.   Let’s wait and see.

Our Supervisor Oksana Semenishina with Chechnya’s leader

Ramzan Achmadovic Kadyrov 



Former WBC International champions in this weight class

Ulises LARA,   México

Cristofer Rosales,   Nicaragua

Andrew SELBY,   Wales

Ardin Diale,   Philippines

Giemel Abuan Magramo,  Philippines

 Renz Rowell  ROSIA,  Philippines

Renan Trongco,  Philippines

Rey  Megriño,  Philippines

Pongsaklek Wonjongkam,  Thailand

Edgar Sosa,  México         *   title definitively relinquished   8 June 2012

Edgar  Sosa  México         * reinstated  by President Sulaiman   Nov. 9, 2011

Ryan Engalla BITO,  Philippines

Sanmuangloei  Kokietgym  (Sooksan  Chaichana),  Thailand

Moruti Mthalane,  South Africa

Monelisi Mhikiza Myekeni,  South Africa

Chatchai Sasakul,  Thailand

Alex Ali Baba,  Ghana

Diosdado Gabi,  Philippines

Richard Clarke,  Jamaica

Jaosinthorn Chalermsri,  Thailand

Randy Mangubat,  Philippines

Jonathan Peñalosa,  Philippines

Ngqubela Gwazela,  South Africa