Undefeated welterweight prospect Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (20-0, 9 KOs) will take on Ray "The New Ray Robinson" Robinson (20-2, 9 KOs) in the opening 10-round bout of the Kovalev-Pascal II HBO World Championship Boxing event Saturday, Jan. 30 live from the Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mikhaylenko's television appearance will hope to gain some fans as he tries to enter a welterweight division stacked with the biggest names in boxing.
Dmitry said, "I am excited to be on HBO and back in Canada. This is a big fight for me; I am looking to get my name in the hunt at the top of the welterweight division. I am also excited to be opening for my countryman, Sergey Kovalev. I hope to put on a great show."