It seems that the teams of American featherweight fighters (up to 59 kg) Joseph Diaz (31-1-0, 15 KO) and Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KO) still did not link to the International Boxing Federation (IBF) ) negotiations for revenge.
Today it became known that the Federation appointed for Diaz, the reigning champion, a mandatory contender for the title. It became the 1st number of the rating, 26-year-old Russian of Tajik origin Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0-0, 12 KO).
According to the decree, teams of fighters are required to agree before 17th Novemberotherwise, a promotional auction will take place.
In his last fight in September last year, Rakhimov ahead of schedule stopped South African Azingu Fuzile (14-1-0, 8 KO) in the 8th round, winning the right to fight for the title.