boxing-glovesThe last 24-48 hours have seen a handful of lines pop up at the sport books for boxing scheduled for tonight (Friday, May 6, 2016). DIVS – Ekaterinburg, Russia – Fri 5/6 Welterweight 12 rounds – Charles Manyuchi +800 Dmitry Mikhaylenko -1475 Super Featherweight 12 rounds – Sebastian Tlatik +550 Evgeny Chuprakov -1050 Notes: Promoter German Titov has a nine fight card planned for Friday that sees the two main events getting lines at the books. Mikhalyenko is 21-0 overall and he faces Manyuchi of Zimbabwe who is17-2-1 overall. The fight is for the vacant WBC Silver belt at welterweight and is a return home for Mikhalyenko, who went 5-0 fighting in North America the last eighteen months, most recently defeating Karim Mayfield on the undercard of Sergey Kovaslev vs Jean Pascal 2 this past January. In the other fight at the books, undefeated fighters Evgeny Chuprakov (15-0) faces Sebastian Tlatik (10-0) in the secind defense of his WBO European title. Ministerium – Odessa, Ukraine Heavyweight 12 rounds – Mike Mollo +400 Andriy Rudenko -600 Notes: American heavyweight Mike Mollo (21-5-1) heads to the Ukraine as he continues on the comeback trail. Mollo fought for the first time in three years this past February in Poland, and he KO’d undefeated Krzystof Zimnoch in the opening round of the fight.In 2013, Mollo went 0-2 in a pair of knock dow, drag out fights with future WBC World title contender Artur Szpilka. As or Rudenko, who is 27-2 overall, and he is 26-0 fighting in Ukraine. Outside of Ukraine, he has gone 1-2 with the lone win coming in his second fight in nearby Belarus. His losses come to Lucas Browne and Hughie Fury and he will be similar in size to Mollo, as both are stocky fighters who weigh in the 240 lb range for their fights. 2300 Arena – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Super Welterweight 6 rounds – Eduardo Flores +2500 Kermit Cintron -6250 Notes: Veteran kermit Cintron (35-5-2) returns to the ring for the first time in more than two years. Cintron is best remembered for his fights against Antonio Margarito in 2005 and 2008, and he faced Saul Alvarez in November of 2011. From 2006-2008 Cintron held the IBF world title at welterweight. This is a bounce back return for Cintron, who faces the veteran Flores (23-20-3) is a known trial horse who has never won more than four fights in a row in his 10 year career. Toshiba Plaza – Las Vegas, Nevada – Estrella TV Lightweight 10 rounds – Peter Petrov -280 Marvin Quintero +200 Note: This is one of the featured fights on Golden Boy’s Estrella TV broadcast scheduled for Friday. Petrov (36-4-2) is returning to action for the first time in over a year to face Marvin Quintero (28-6). Petrov won the Boxcino tournament that aired on ESPN back in May of 2014, but then he took a year to fight again, beating Gamaliel Diaz in April of 2015 and he has not fought since. Quintero has won two fights in a row in 2015 so he has been more active, but he is 3-3 overall in his last six fights.


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