By Alexey Sukachev
WBA #1 Gusmyl Perdomo (16-2, 10 KOs) and WBA #2 Denis Inkin (34-1, 24 KOs) will confront each other on July 11 at famous Nuerburgring race track in Germany for the interim version of the WBA super middleweight belt. The fight has been confirmed today by Denis’ manager Edouard Kozhemyakin during his interview for the established Russian web portal Allboxing.ru.
“Denis is in his training camp near Belorechensk right now. He is improving his technical skills and physical conditions. The first stage of preparations will be conducted in Belorechensk and nearby city of Sochi; in early June Denis will fly to Germany where he is set for the second stage of his training work under the guidance of the head coach Magomed Schaburow”, said Kozhemyakin.
Russian Denis Inkin, 31, who is also ranked #5 by the WBO and #14 by the IBF, is coming off a close loss to Hungarian Karloy Balszay this January. German-based Venezuelan Perdomo, also 31, has only lost on points to German contenders Mario Veit and Dmitry Sartizon during his career. Reigning champion Mikkel Kessler (41-1, 31 KOs), who last fought in October 2008, is unable to defend his belt due to ongoing legal disagreements with promoter Mogens Palle.