Dudchenko-Mohammedi winner could land Hopkins fight

NBCSN Fight Night will showcase the IBF Eliminator between Anatoliy "The Gladiator" Dudchenko and Nadjib Mohammedi for the #1 position in the IBF light heavyweight ratings this Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET. The winner will be awarded the chance to challenge IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins for his IBF title. 

 

NBC Sports Group's Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix call the action. 

 

Leading off the Fight Night telecast, will be an all-Philly showdown between Karl "Dynamite" Dargan and Anthony Flores for the USBA Atlantic Coast Region Lightweight Title.  

 

Originally from the Ukraine, Anatoliy "The Gladiator" Dudchenko now resides in Los Angeles, CA and has reunited with legendary trainer Jesse Reid for his first fight since signing with Main Events. Dudchenko, 35, has an impressive 68% (13 of 19) knockout-to-win ratio. He has also won 16 straight decisions, 10 by stoppage, dating to 2008. Anatoliy is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Robert Woge in Germany on October 26, 2013 for the IBF Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title. "The Gladiator" is excited to make his NBCSN Fight Night debut, "Fighting on television in America is everything I've wanted when I started boxing. I watched Roy Jones on TV and that is what I wanted to be. I was in TV in Europe, but this is a bigger audience in America and I am excited to be fighting on Fight Night." 

 

Nadjib Mohammedi, 29, is from Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, and makes his U.S. Fight Night debut on June 21. Mohammedi has an impressive knockout-to-win ratio at 58% (20 of 34). He has registered 10 consecutive victories dating to 2011, with eight by knockout. Nadjib's most recent victory was a sixth round KO of Oleksandr Cherviak on November 30, 2013 for the WBA Continental Light Heavyweight Title. Mohammedi said only one thing about this fight, "Only one trajectory, the victory." 

 

 

 About June 21: 

 

June 21 features Anatoliy "The Gladiator" Dudchenko and Nadjib Mohammedi in a twelve-round light heavyweight bout for the #1 position in the IBF live on NBCSN Fight Night from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The co-feature includes a ten-round fight between Philly natives Karl "Dynamite" Dargan and Anthony Flores for the USBA Atlantic Coast Region Title.  The Fight Night telecast will begin at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Doors will open at 5:00 PM.  The card is presented by Main Events and Peltz Boxing, in association with Greg Cohen Promotions. The card is subject to change. Ticket are available at ticketmaster.com or at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs box office. 

 

 

NBC Sports Live Extra:

 

NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will live stream Fight Night at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on June 21. 

Coverage will be streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.   

  

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

 

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