Long time highly world ranked super bantamweight contender Alexander Bakhtin (29-0, 11 KOs) of Russia will at last get a world title fight opportunity. Bahktin will take on Roli Gosca (19-2, 5 KOs) of the Philippines September 7th at a venue to be determined in Russia. The two will battle for the IBO super bantamweight world title in a 12 round bout fought at the 122 pound max weight limit. Bahktin highly world ranked for at least a few years buy mutliple sanctioning bodies has been deserving as any for his shot at a title. Gasca for his part has been successful on his ventures outside of the Philippines where he has a winning record on the road.