Murad Arslanov will deal with a serious challenge in the person of Andrey Isaev
One of the most interesting fights of the show will be a 10-round bout for the WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council super bantamweight title (up to 55,3 kg), in which Russian non-defeated possessor of the title Murad Arslanov (7-0, 4 KO) will meet with a challenger from Belorussia Andrei Isaev (30-7, 9KO).
25-year-old Murad Arslanov debuted on the professional ring in April, 2015. In March, 2016 Murad won Damir Bulatov by technical knock-out and became the possessor of vacant title of Champion of Russia in super bantamweight weight category. In December of the same year, Arslanov won Rauf Agaev from Azerbaidjan and the vacant WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council title in the city of Beloyarsky, which is practically a home-town to him. On February 18th in Chelyabinsk Murad Arslanov will deal with a serious challenge in the person of Andrey Isaev.
36-year-old Andrei Isaev from Minsk started his professional career in October, 2002. In October, 2005 Andrei won his first title - WBF Intercontinental featherweight title. In June, 2007 Isaev became the winner of IBF Inter Continental featherweight title, and since 2007 to 2009 was WBO Asia Pacific champion in the same weight category.
Andrei Isaev is a very experienced and quite resistant boxer, moreover, he won a lot of non-defeated at that time boxers. Apart from his native Belorussia, he fought in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal, Great Britain, USA, Turkey and China. Among his rivals were Kevin Mitchell and Randall Munroe from UK, Oleg Efimovich from Ukraine and Kamil Laszczyk from Poland.