Junior middleweight contender Serhii Bohachuk suffered a bump on his path towards the higher echelon within the division, however is again on observe in direction of that aim.
Bohachuk faces Nathaniel Gallimore tonight on the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California. The ten-round bout will headline a Hollywood Struggle Nights card and can stream dwell on UFC Struggle Move (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).
The Ukraine-born Bohachuk (21-1, 21 knockouts), who now lives and trains in Los Angeles, California, final fought on November 3, knocking out Aaron Coley within the second spherical. It was Bohachuk’s first struggle in over a yr, knocking out Raphael Igbokwe.
After the conflict broke out between Ukraine and Russia final February, Bohachuk joined Vasiliy Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk within the Ukraine military. He was given permission by the Ukraine authorities to go away the military and resume his boxing profession.
Promoter Tom Loeffler hopes to place Bohachuk in place to struggle on greater platforms later this yr. Bohachuk should get by Gallimore.
“Bohachuk was in Ukraine for six months throughout the conflict (towards Russia),” Loeffler advised BoxingScene earlier this week. “As soon as he was in a position to come again to the USA, he was at all times motivated, however I see that he’s extra motivated, particularly working with (coach) Manny Robles. He simply received the WBC Continental Americas title. He’s making his first title protection towards Nathaniel Gallimore, who fought Sebastian Fundora, Jeison Rosario, Julian Williams. So he’s fought a variety of world class fighters. So we’re enthusiastic about Bohachuk’s struggle.”
The 27-year-old has received his final three fights since struggling the one lack of his professional profession by the hands of Brandon Adams in March 2021.
Gallimore (22-6-1, 17 KOs), who resides in Des Plaines, Illinois, is coming off a unanimous choice loss to Fiodor Czerkaszyn on November 5. The 34-year-old has misplaced 5 of his final seven fights.
Within the co-feature, featherweight Omar Cande Trinidad (10-0-1, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles will sq. off towards Oxnard’s Jose Luis Ramirez (28-8, 16 KOs) in an eight-round bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene.com since 2012 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He will be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing