Hard hitting Andrey Meryasev (12-0-0/11) is set to defend his WBC Baltic Middleweight title against Alexey Ribchev (14-4-1/4) on March 23 in Club Phoenix in Sankt Petersburg, Russia. Meryasev won the title on the Klitschko-Charr undercard in Moscow on Sept 8, 2012 and makes now the 2nd defense of his title and is rated #22 by the WBC.
Unbeaten superbantam Vladimir Tikhonov (7-0-0/3) will face Mexican Uriel Cauich Frias who is also unbeaten with a record of 6-0-0(0) over 8 rounds.
Date: March 23
Venue: Club Phoenix, St Petersburg, Russia
Promoter: Igor Shafer from Neva Glove
TV: Russia TV 8