Today the last details have been finalized for former WBC Heavyweight Champion Oleg Maskaev to face Richie Boruff, 17-2-1, on March 14th at Saransk, the capital of the Republic of Mordovia. If Maskaev doesn’t beat Boruff, he is jeopardizing and will lose his mandatory status as per the WBC order dated December 25, 2008. The WBC ordered that the winner of the Vitali Klitschko-Gomez bout must make the next defense of the WBC heavyweight championship against Maskaev within 120 days after the Klitschko-Gomez bout.
Following completion of that bout, the parties of the winner vs. Maskaev bout shall have a period of 30 days for open and free negotiation. Purse offer procedures will ensue if an agreement is not reached with the winning purse offer being spit between the boxers according to the procedure set forth in Sec.5.
Maskaev’s promoter, Dennis Rappaport said “Oleg is not looking past Boruff, however it will be a pleasure to once and again have a 100% healthy Maskaev. It has been a pleasure dealing with the hospitable people of a beautiful country, the Republic of Mordovia.”
If both Maskaev and Vitali Klitschko are victorious in their next fights, it will be the second time they face each other in the ring. When they were both amateur stars, they fought and Maskaev stopped Klitschko in the first round. Rappaport said it will be a memorable treat to see history repeat.