Vladamir Shishkin, the current IBF’s Number 2 contender hopes to retain his status in the upcoming bout against Ramon Ayala this coming Friday, September 29 at Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, Florida. The Russian Super Middleweight contender Shishkin (14-0) will be in action in a duel with Mexico’s Ayala (25-8-1) in an eight-round matchup.
“I’m staying active and sharp and making sure that I’m getting better every day,” said Shishkin in a media statement. “I’ll be watching the Canelo vs. Charlo fight closely, but I’m laser focused on being at my best this Friday night. To get that Canelo fight I know that I have to win impressively and earn my shot.”
The 32-year-old stopped veteran contender Nadjib Mohammedi in October 2018 before putting together his most recent six victories across the United States.
Salita Promotions was founded in 2010 by Dmitriy Salita, a professional boxer and world-title challenger who saw the need for a promotional entity to feature boxing’s best young prospects and established contenders in North America and around the world.
“I believe Shishkin has a lot of similarities to Dmitry Bivol he has trained in the United States under Sugarglhill Stewart and is one of the elites in the division,” said Dmitry Salita in an exclusive interview with Zenger News
Dmitry Bivol (21-0) defeated Canelo Alvarez (52-2-2) last year in what was the second defeat of the Mexicans stellar career. Alvarez, a four division champion, was attempting to win the WBA light heavyweight title at the time.
Still Shishkin has other opportunities if Canelo fails to win this weekend or decides to return to light heavywieght division for another crack at Bivol.
“If the fight vs Canelo doesn’t take place then Shishkin should fight who ever is necessary to be the IBF Super Middleweight World Champion,” Salita said.
(Additional reporting provided by Joseph Hammond)
Edited by Newsdesk Manager and Virginia Van Zandt
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