LIGHTWEIGHT: Viktor Kotochigov

WBC International Lightweight champion Viktor Kotochigov won a non-title bout last August 23rd in Almaty (Kazakhstan) when stopping in three rounds Andrei Isayeu (Belarus) .    Viktor was actually planning to make a voluntary defence last March 22nd in Almaty, but an infection caused him to postpone the championhisp. 

The voluntary defence will now take place in Dubai:

October 9th in Dubai by MTK GLOBAL

WBC International Lightweight Championship

Viktor Kotochigov (champion) vs Maxi Hughes (UK)


Unbeaten Viktor Kotochigov had retained his WBC International Lightweight crown on Monday December 16 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) against Argentina’s Javiér José Clavero.   The Championship was the main event of a massive bill at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace (live on ESPN+) staged by MTK GLOBAL Kazakhstan in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.         Fans in attendance were treated to this superb event.    The hometown hero didn’t disappoint his fans as he clearly outpointed brave Clavero.  The champion was in control throughout the fight, with all three judges eventually scoring a unanimous decision in his favor.   Both fighters had easily complied with the weigh-in the day before:

Hotel Astana en Almaty, Kazakhstan

Viktor Kotochigov –     60.2 Kgs    champion

Javier Jose Clavero –   60.0 Kgs    challenger (Argentina)



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