Friday, May 2, 2008

Alexander Dimitrenko To Face Derric Rossy

On the under-card of the Firat Arslan-Darnell Wilson WBA cruiserweight title fight in Stuttgart, Germany his Saturday, May 3rd, up and coming heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko will face challenger Derric Rossy for the WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. Since Wladimir has the WBO Heavyweight belt, which he is defending against mandatory challenger Tony Thompson this July 12th, this could mean the winner of this fight could be a future mandatory for Wladimir.
The 6'7" Dimitrenko has an impressive record of 27-0 (17), was a former junior heavyweight amateur champion, and since turning pro back in 2001, has beaten reputable names at heavyweight including Chris Koval, Julius Francis,Vaughn Bean and, most recently, Timo Hoffman.

The 6'3" Rossy has a record of 18-1(10) and is a former football player who turned to professional boxing. In his last fight agasint "Fast" Eddie Chambers, he seemed a little flat footed and lost by TKO in round 7.

Should be a good fight but I would think if a fairly light fisted fighter such as Eddie Chambers could get a TKO against Derric Rossy that Alexander Dimitrenko should get a TKO/KO if he starts connecting. Alexander also got a TKO against Timo Hoffman which if anything Timo is known for his ability to take a punch. Even Vitali Klitschko went the distance with Timo Hoffman. The only thing questionable with Dimitrenko is his chin and if anything Rossy may have the tools to test Dimitrenko. We'll have to see, but at age 25, 6'7", and with good punching power, Alex could be a future force in the heavyweight division.

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