25 Mar

Bogachuk Could Receive a Title Shot

Ukrainian boxer Sergey Bogachuk (23-1, 23 KO) has hinted in an interview with vRINGe.com that he might soon find himself competing for not one, but two titles in the super welterweight division (up to 154 lbs). However, he remains skeptical about this possibility.

"I don't buy into promises. How can I? We've been negotiating this fight for six months. We signed all the documents, and then a week before the fight, everything was upended. Now they're telling me that supposedly, if I beat Mendosa, I get to fight the winner of the Tszyu vs. Fundora match for two belts. There are such talks. But I don't believe it. I realize we'll need to press them. I don't think the fight will happen. At best, it might happen after some time.

Also, another reason why I don't believe their promises is the mandatory fight between the winner of Tszyu-Fundora and Terence Crawford. When they started promising me a fight with the winner of Tszyu-Fundora, I wondered why not do things differently? Why not have them fight for the WBO title, and us for the WBC? Why not then have a unification bout? It would be more interesting that way.

Then there's also Charles Conwell. As practice shows, it's all primarily a business. They just look at what's more convenient, better, more profitable. You ask if I feel slighted, deceived. But I'm happy. Happy that they didn't just feed me promises and then cast me aside," Bogachuk stated.

On March 30th, Sergey Bogachuk is set to face Bryan Mendosa for the WBC interim super welterweight title. Initially, on this date, he was supposed to fight Sebastian Fundora for the vacant full WBC title. However, Fundora will replace an injured Keith Thurman, who cannot box against Tim Tszyu in the evening's main event.