Easter Jr vs Shafikov Battle Set For Fri on BounceTV – IBF world lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr is set to make the second defense of the title he won last September as he faces the challenge of rugged Denis Shafikov.
Shafikov’s two career losses come in world title bids so he is hoping that the third time is the charm. He lost a December of 2015 fight to Rances Barthelemy with this same IBF belt on the line and he has won two fights since to earn his third world title shot. The main events will air on Bounce TV as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Easter Jr vs Shafikov Battle Set For Fri on BounceTV
The full nine-fight boxing card also sees former super welterweight title contender Julian Williams look to bounce back from his KO loss last December at the hands of Jermall Charlo as he faces once-beaten Joshua Conley. A partial line-up appears below and you can check your local listings for start times on Bounce TV.
Friday, June 30th, 2017 – Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio
(Card Subject To Change):
135 LBS 12 RDS: Robert Easter Jr (19-0) vs Denis Shafikov (38-2-1)
154 LBS 10 RDS: Julian Williams (22-1-1) vs Joshua Conley (14-1-1)
147 LBS 8 RDS: Ivan Golub (13-0) vs Jamontay Clark (11-0)
147 LBS 6 RDS: Wesley Tucker (14-0) vs Enver Halili (9-0)
Hvy 6 RDS: Devin Vargas (19-4) vs Tim Washington (6-4)
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Robert Easter Jr receives the “Keys to the City” in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.