Russian hard man Fedor Chudinov eager to destroy britain’s Frank Buglioni
Frank Buglioni (17-1-1 13KO’s) is set to face the Russian hard man and current WBA world super-middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0-0 10KO’s) on Saturday 26th September at Wembley Arena.
Buglioni in his last fight managed to beat the determined Mexican Fernando Castaneda (23-10-0 14KO’s) over five rounds and proved to me that he has a punchers chance against the best in the division.
The Buglioni vs Chudinov fight had to be re-scheduled due to Chudinov sustaining a broken nose during sparring and I was impressed with Buglioni’s decision to take on the tough Mexican Castaneda in the interim that was a risky proposition to say the least.
Chudinov is definitely one of the hardest fighters Buglioni has ever faced in his career and during his last boxing bout he defeated the legendary Felix Sturm to win the world title.
Chudinov has indicted that he will target more British fighters once he has won against Buglioni and has a desire to fight IBF world champion James DeGale and lure the four time world champion Carl Froch out of retirement.
Chudinov is a force to be reckoned with since he has annihilated 10 of his 13 opponents inside five rounds and believes he has too much fire power for Buglioni.
“It is coming close to fight time now and Buglioni will be starting to realise what he has got himself into,” said Chudinov.
“He must have seen Groves’ weak challenge for the world title at the weekend and must be questioning his own credential to be challenging for a world title, he is out of his depth and he won’t be able to swim fast enough from the shark that will rip into him,”
Chudinov is probably still scarred from his brother’s terrible defeat to Chris Eubank Jnr in February and hopes to avenge that defeat against Buglioni and then target the remaining British welterweight fighters.
However, Buglioni is in confident mood and has his own plans to set up an all British unification fight with James DeGale.
“Once I pick up a world title belt all those big domestic clashes open up for me. I see myself on a level with those guys and a win against Chudinov will prove that” said Buglioni.
I personally feel that Chudinov is one of boxing’s “brightest stars” and having seen him fight it is understandable why they call him a “machine.” I am hoping Buglioni can win this fight, but against Chudinov this is unlikely.
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