Ukraine’s Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko, 19-2 (13), out of L.A. takes on France’s Nadjib Mohammedi, 34-3 (20), in a 12 round IBF light heavyweight eliminator bout to determine who meets IBF champion Bernard Hopkins. This will be held Tonight (Saturday, and on TV with NBC Sports Net, 8 p.m. ET) at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and promoted by CEO Kathy Duva’s Main Events over NBCSN! Jolene Mizzone, matchmaker.
No. 3 ranked IBF Inter-Continental champion Dudchenko put’s his 17 fight win streak on the line while No. 4 ranked WBA Continental champion Mohammedi put’s his 10 fight win streak on the line. Dudchenko debuted in the Ukraine and in his last bout fought in Germany. Everything else has been in the US. Mohammedi’s entire career has been fought in France. No. 1 and No. 2 are vacant.
In what hope’s to be a great co-feature two Philadelphia lightweights in Karl “Dynamite” Dargan, 15-0 (7), will be up against Anthony Flores, 11-4-1 (6) over 10 rounds. Both train out of West Philadelphia about a block from one another. In April Flores defeated then 19-0 Mike Faragon.
Cuba’s Sullivan Barrera, 11-0 (6), out of Miami, FL, will be taking on Lee Campbell, 7-0 (3), of Larinburg, NC, over 8 rounds in the light heavyweight division. Both boxers were winners on the same card in April at the Liacouras Center of Temple University in Philadelphia!
Philadelphia’s popular light heavyweight Khalib “Big Foot” Whitmore, 5-0 (4) will be in a 4 round bout against TBA. Local favorite Eric Spring, 1-0 of Reading, PA, will take on Jamil Gladsen, 0-4 of Newark, NJ, over 4 rounds in the light middleweight division.
Light welterweight Wellington Romero, 3-0 (1), of Newburgh, NY, meets Mack Babb, 0-2 of Brooklyn, NY, over 4 rounds. In a 4 round middleweight bout making their debut Hakim Bryant, Middletown, NJ, meets Alshamar Johnson of Vineland, NJ.
Doors open at 5pm and live broadcast starts at 8pm.