Maxi Hughes (UK) is the current WBC International Lightweight champion.   He won the title from at that time defending champ Viktor Kotochigov on Friday 9th October 2020

Caesars Bluewaters Dubai

United Arab Emirates



Rotunda Rumble Four

 WBC International Lightweight Championship

Viktor Kotochigov (Taraz , Kazakhstan) WBC # 14 – defending champion

       L UD 10

Maxi Hughes (UK)

Dubai – October 9, 2020

Rotunda in Caesars Bluewaters Dubai

Round 10 Boxing and MTK Global

Francisco Alloza Rosa (Spain) finally scored 93-96 in favor of new champion Hughes

Judge Gary Kitanoski (UK – based in Dubai)       

92-97         Hughes

Ahmed Said Eldarandly (United Arab Emirates)  

94-95         Hughes

WBC International Lightweight title bout

Viktor Kotochigov (champion)  vs  Maxi Hughes (UK)

       Hughes WUD10 and new champion

Kazakh Victor Kotochigov, who was previously unbeaten, drops to 12-1, 5 and suffers his first defeat as a pro.   He was dropped in the third round (a sharp left uppercut from Hughes).  He was rated at #14 in the WBC .   Inspired Englishman Maxi Hughes improves to 22-5-2, 4.   This was a second big win for him this year, following a victory in August over Jono Carrol.  His career is certainly going in the right direction after some set backs in the past.   He has certainly opened the door to a big fight in the near future after this great win.   

Viktor Kotochigov will defend his WBC International crown against British contender Maxi Hughes in the 10-round main event  at the Caesars Bluewaters in Dubai UAE.

The Rotunda Rumble IV — will be stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT

Both fighters have complied with the official weigh-in on Thursday 8th October 2020, with challenger Hughes who scaled 61.300 kilos and defending champion Kotochigov kgs 61.400

Max Hughes




Former WBC International champions in this weight class

Devin Haney   USA

Hurricane Futa   Japan

Vage Sarukhanyan    Armenia

Sean DODD   Great Britain

Yvan Mendy     France

Luke Campbell     Great Britain

Dejan Zlaticanin     Montenegro

Stephen Wilcox and Michael Gadbois fought a Majority Draw on April 14, 2015 in Toronto for the vacant Silver belt.  Silver belt remained vacant

Sergio  Thompson     Mexico

Matìas Daniél Ferreyra       Argentina

Alisher Rahimov     Uzbekistan

Enrique COLIN Reyes     Mexico

Alì Funeka     South Africa

Zahir Raheem       USAì

Saddam Kiatyongyuth        Thailand

Miguel Angel Gonzalez        Mexico

Ramon Marchena      Mexico

Faustino Barrios      Argentina

Michele Delli Paoli      Italy

Sayan Sanchat      Russia

Marc Rudolph      Germany

Bruno Wartelle      France

Thembinkosi Ntyenene       South Africa

Gert Bo Jacobsen      Denmark

Steve Boyle        Scotland

Michael Ayers      Great Britain

Ljubisa Simic       Serbia

Silvano Usini       Italy