Two undefeated prospects from the Ural Boxing Promotions stable, Anton Novikov (24-0, 10 KOs) and Aslanbek Kozaev (20-0, 6 KOs), will make their California debuts on the undercard of Friday’s War At Woodland Hills 8 boxing show at the Warner Center Marriott. Novikov, is currently ranked #7 in the WBC ratings and is the sanctioning body’s Baltic Welterweight Champion. Kozaev, is the EBU’s External European Welterweight Champion and recently introduced himself to Manny Pacquiao at Wildcard Boxing Club with several tough rounds of sparring in anticipation for his bout with Timothy Bradley.
Novikov and Kozaev’s 6-round bouts will be in support of the 12-round main event of Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (14-3-2, 5KOs) vs. Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (30-11-1, 6KOs) for the vacant USBA Light Welterweight Title and Frankel’s WBC USNBC Light Welterweight title. Pendarvis and Frankel will start the Memorial Day weekend fireworks with a heated battle to determine which fighter earns a top 15 world ranking and a shot at an IBF or WBC world title.
Also on the undercard will be the Woodland Hills return of Tyrell “Hollywood” Hendrix (8-1-2). Hendrix impressed during the last War at Woodland Hills show with a 4th round stoppage of Puerto Rican Reynaldo Rodriguez (6-3-1). Rounding out the undercard will be a 4-round grudge match between local fighters Raymond Chacon (4-1) and Erik Ruiz (4-0) and the professional debut of Jason McGrue.
Tickets to WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS VIII, can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS VIII takes place on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Warner Center Marriott Grand Ballroom in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm sharp.
WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS VIII is presented by Art Of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing, Pitbull Boxing, and Ural Boxing Promotions and is sponsored by Pitbull Energy Drink and Energy Bar, Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles, Dickerson Employee Benefits, Zeke’s Bail Bonds, Frog Environmental, Hollywood Law Center, and Futurola The Dutch Rolling Company.