South African Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (22-5-0, 13 Ko`s), Silver Cruiserweight Champion of the World Boxing Council, will face Russian Evgeny Tishchenko on March 27 at the RCC Boxing Academy in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
In addition to the Silver title at stake, the fight will be eliminatory to have the right to challenge the champion Ilunga Makabu.
Mchunu, who won the WBC Silver title by defeating Denis Lebedev of Russia and is ranked number 1 on the body’s ratings, has fought quality rivals such as Eddie Chambers, Olanrewaju Duradola, Ilunga Makabu, Oleksandr Usyk and Thomas Oosthuizen.
Tishchenko, undefeated as a professional in 8 fights, has extensive experience as an amateur fighter. He won gold medals at the 2016 Olympics, the 2015 World Championships, and the 2015 and 2017 European Championships. In addition to being a boxer, he has a degree in physical education and works as a policeman in St. Petersburg.