31 Mar

Bogachuk: "I Want to Become the Undisputed World Champion"

Serhii Bohachuk (24-1, 23 KOs), the "interim" WBC champion in the light middleweight division (up to 69.85 kg), shared his emotions after his victory over Bryan Mendoza (22-4, 16 KOs).

"Even after 12 rounds, I feel great. I think I could go another 12 rounds. It was easy, a great feeling. I was ready for this fight. This was a very important bout for my career, perhaps the best in my professional career. Now, I'm satisfied, I am a world champion. What's next? Maybe Sebastian Fundora, maybe Tim Tszyu—whichever of them wins. I want to be the best, I want to collect all the titles. Let's go, guys, I'm ready to fight the best out there. Why is this the best fight of my career? Because Mendoza is an excellent boxer with a lot of experience and in good shape. He has a great career. He was a serious opponent for me. He knocked out Fundora. I know Fundora—he's an excellent fighter. Would I fight the winner of the main event tonight (Tszyu vs. Fundora)? Of course! I want more strong opponents. I need titles. I want to become the undisputed world champion. Whoever wins today, let's meet in the next fight," Bogachuk said.

On the night of March 31 in the USA, Sergey Bogachuk faced American Bryan Mendoza in a fight for the WBC "interim" championship title. After twelve rounds, Bogachuk won by unanimous decision of the judges and captured the title. This was the first fight in Bogachuk's career that went the full twelve rounds.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman also commented on the Ukrainian's victory: "We just had a wonderful video conference with our new 'interim' champion Sergey Bogachuk and his promoter Tom Loeffler. COVID interrupted Sergey's career, but now he's back on top and has claimed WBC glory."