Professional boxing event was held in the Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace in Krasnoyarsk, on September 11. Russian boxer Alexander Besputin (15-0, KO 11) knocked out Mauricio Pintor (24-4-1, КО 14) from Mexico in the fifth round during the main bout for the WBC Peace belt.
This fight for Alexander Besputin became the second in his career that was held on the territory of Russia. He competed in Moscow in March and now came to Krasnoyarsk to fight there for the first time. After his triumph in Krasnoyarsk Alexander Besputin has 15 victories (where 11 are knockouts) and not a single defeat.
Also Edgard Moskvichev (14-1-2, KO 4), boxing in the junior middleweight division, defeated the Argentinean Damian Ezekiel Bonelli (24-10, KO 20) by unanimous decision at the show;
Middleweight champion Pavel Sosulin (6-0, KO 2) defeated Ukrainian Artem Lyashevich by technical knockout in the third round (3-1-1);
Aleksandr Khokhlov (1-0-1), who plays in the middleweight division, proved to be stronger than his compatriot Aleksey Skomorokh (0-2) by a split decision;
Heavyweight athlete Tair Kelekhsaev (7-0, KO 6) defeated Kazim Umudov (3-3, KO 1) from Azerbaijan after his opponent refused to advance to the third round;
Light heavyweight Nikita Zon (1-0, KO 1) defeated Yuri Kolgan by technical knockout in the third round;
Second middleweight champion Elvin Akhundzade (5-7, KO 3) beat Rustam Islamov (2-1, KO 2) by technical knockout in the first round;
Light heavyweight David Dzukaev (5-0, KO 3) proved to be stronger than Alexander Larkin (1-2, KO 1) by unanimous decision of the judges;
Evgeny Ivanov (1-0) defeated Stepan Semenov (0-1) by decision in the middleweight bout.
The legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr. became the special guest of the boxing evening in Krasnoyarsk. He performed with the premiere of his song.
Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation is the operator for the preparation of the title fight. The event was held with the support of Nornickel.