12.11.03 - Hamburg - Universum Box-Promotion added another former amateur star to itís professional boxing stable in Hamburg. Heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev, a two time amateur world champion from Uzbekistan, will now be fighting for the German promoter. The 25-year-old Chagaev is already 6-0-1 with 5 knockouts as a professional. His single draw comes from a fight against Rob Calloway where the bout was stopped because of a cut that Calloway suffered from an accidental head butt. Shortly before the stoppage Calloway (43-3) received a standing-8 count and was seconds away from getting stopped..
Since turning pro in 1997 Chagaev has been living in Los Angeles but with the change of boxing stables the skilful southpaw will now move to Northern Germanyís Hamburg. Despite being only 6-foot-1 tall Chagaev is a flull fledged heavyweight who weighed 235 3/4 pounds in his last pro fight on 22nd May in the state of NY.
Chagaev became famous when he beat Cuban amateur boxing legend Felix Savon in the heavyweight finals of the world championships in 1997. Four years later Chagaev became amateur world champion at super heavyweight.
Chagaev will step into the ring for Universum Box-Promotion for the first time on November 18 on a Spotlight Boxing event in Hamburg.
Next Webcam Live Broadcast on November 15
Next Saturday long-time WBO cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson will step into the ring in Bayreuth, Southern Germany, to defend his crown against undefeated Alexander Petkovic. You can watch the entire fightcard on www.boxing.de via webcam and for the first time you can also listen to the sound in the arena. Be sure to set up your Realplayer properly! The most recent version Realplayer 9.0 is needed. You can download it for free at www.real.com.
Start Webcam Broadcast on November 15:
18:00 Deutschland, 12am New York, 9am Los Angeles