Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov finally retained his WBC International 130lbs crown against dangerous Lunga Sitemela (Cape Town, South Africa) last March 27 in Ekaterinburg (Russia).   German Titov promoted the huge show.   The champion outpointed the challenger after ten good rounds.   Both fighters had the official weigh-in (pictures below) to make the limit on their first attempt on the scale.   The challenger scaled 58.640 kgs, while the champion 58.740 kgs.   More to come on this fight.

Our champion was then received by the President of his native country.   Here he is with President of Tajikistan  Hon. Emomalī Rahmon.

Previously staged :

WBC International SuperFeatherweight Championship

Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (champ)

W UD 10

Tomas Rojas Gomez (México)

March 7, 2020 in Ekaterinburg (Russia) at the

RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg

by Titov German – RCC Boxing Promotions

Referee                 Robert Verwijs               (Netherlands)

Esa Lehtosaari        (Finland)    117 – 111

Nikolay Sigov           (Russia)      118 – 110

Zanashir Taznaa     (Mongolia) 119 – 110

Supervisor   Ms Oksana Semenishina (Lithuania)

Both fighters had scaled under the WBC limit.

The official weigh-in on Friday 6th at 2:25pm LT at the RCC Martial Arts Academy

Rojas                  Kgs 58.8

Yaqubov            Kgs 58.7


Good win for Yaqubov who improves to 16-0, 9


Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (15-0, 9 KOs) had retained his crown last November 2nd in Russia.   The Russia-based Tajik outpointed NABF champion Abraham “Fili” Montoya with a clear 12-round unanimous decision in a good contest promoted by Mr. German Titov  in Ekaterinburg (Russia).






Former WBC International champions in this weight class

Bekman Soylybayev          KAZAKHSTAN

Martin J. WARD               Great Britain

Eden SONSONA               Philippines

Corey McConnell              Australia

Ryan Sermona                 Philippines

Sergio Thompson             Mexico

Roy Mukhlis                     Indonesia

Yuriorkis Gamboa             Cuba

Manny Pacquiao               Philippines

Erik Morales                    Mexico

Justin Juuko                    Uganda

Phillip Ndou                     South Africa

Tontcho Tontchev            Bulgaria

Chor Haphalang               Thailand

Mzonke Fana                   South Africa

Kamel Bou Ali´                 Tunisia

Anatoly Alexandrov          Kazakhistan

Pedro Armando Gutierrez  Argentina

Harold Warren                 USA

P.J. Gallagher                  Great Britain

Moussa Sangaré               Mali

Pulo SugarRay                 Indonesia

Hengky Gun                    Indonesia

Robert Dickie                   Great Britain

Andrew Mathabola           South Africa