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13 NOVEMBER 2018


Drumond: “I’ll Shock The world”

WBA No.10 Carl Davis Drumond
WBA No.10 Carl Davis Drumond

WBA No.10 contender and undefeated heavyweight contender Carl Davis Drumond, plans to shock the boxing world on February 7 when he fights WBA “Champion in Recess” Ruslan Chagaev from Rostock, Germany.

“The Champion Returns” card, presented by Universum Box-Promotion, will also feature on PPV the WBA junior welterweight title fight between champion Andreas Kotelnik and undefeated No. 1 contender Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana, as well as Russian prospect Denis Boytsov against a challenger to be determined, for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship.

Drumond (26-0, 20 KOs), promoted by Warriors Seminole Boxing, fights out of Costa Rica and remains a relative mystery to boxing fans outside of Central America. His most notable win to date was in 2007, when he won a 10-round decision against former world champion Kelvin Davis. Drumond is the former IBF and WBO Latino champion, as well as the ex-WBC FECARBOX title holder.

“This is a big opportunity for me and I’m happy to have this chance,” Drumond said from his Florida training camp. I want to dictate the fight and want to move around. People who haven’t watched me fight will be surprised that I box and move so well. I want to fight in three steps – close, mid-range, and from a distance. I am a complete fighter.”

“We are very excited that Carl is getting this opportunity,” Seminole Warriors Boxing executive director Leon Margules added. “He has been getting great sparring at Lion’s Den Gym in Hollywood, Florida. Drumond’s new trainer, John David Jackson, is fine tuning his technique and the world will see a great fighter against a champion. Carl is very confident that he will win.”

Chagaev, 24-0-1 (17), the 2000 Uzbekistan Olympian, captured the WBA crown on April 14, 2007 via a 12-round decision against Nikolai Valuev. However, due to injuries, Ruslan has fought only once since then, winning a 12-round decision against Matt Skelton, 21-1, a year ago. An Achilles tendon injury prevented Chagaev from defending his title last year against Valuev and the WBA relegated him to its “champion in recess.”

“I’m not concerned about fighting him in Germany.”said Drummond. “I’ve trained hard and know what I have to do. It’s just going to be me and him in the ring. I could knock him out in the first round or go the full distance. If the fight goes 12 rounds, though, I promise that he will be punished. I will shock the boxing world.”

January 14, 2009

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