Estonia’s most famous boxer Pavel Semjonov will fight for the WBA Continental middleweight belt on the 21st of April in Tallinn, Saku Suurhall.
Semjonov, who has 22 wins and 8 losses in his account, will headline the countries best boxing event Warrior Fight 4, as he steps into the ring against unbeaten Belarusian Nikolay Veselov.
Semjonov is the only Estonian boxer who has had chances to fight for international boxing titles. But the WBA Continental title will be his best chance to finally get a belt, as he has never lost in his home-country.
The 32-year old boxer, who first stepped into the ring in his hometown Maardu when he was six years old, will be Veselov’s toughest and most experienced opponent yet. The 31-year old Belarusian has seven wins in seven fights. His most important win came against fellow countryman Dzmitry Atrokhau – a boxer with 16 wins and three losses, who had the chance to become the WBA Continental title holder a year ago, but lost to an unbeaten frenchman David Papot.
Even though Veselov will be only in his eight pro-fight against Semjonov – the word “inexperienced” couldn’t be more false when you are talking about him. The man had a great amateur career, that saw masterful wins in 2009 World Championship tournament and AIBA’s own World Boxing Series.
Warrior Fight 4 will be stacked with the countries best boxers – the co-main event will feature two of the biggest Semjonov’s rivals – an unbeaten middleweight Kaupo Arro and one of the most popular fighters in Estonia, Mirkko Moisar. Also, this will be the first night when both of the boxing brothers – Rain and Ainar Karlson – will step into a pro boxing ring. Also, the unbeaten former Asian amateur champion Omurbek Malabekov is looking for another victory. And much, much more.