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Maskaev to Fight Winner of Klitschko/Gomez

Juan Carlos Gomez Oleg Maskaev Vitali KlitschkoToday the last details have been finalized for former WBC Heavyweight Champion Oleg Maskaev to face Richie Boruff, 17-2-1, on March 14th at Saransk, the capital of the Republic of Mordovia. If Maskaev doesn’t beat Boruff, he is jeopardizing and will lose his mandatory status as per the WBC order dated December 25, 2008.

The WBC ordered that the ‘winner of the Vitali Klitschko-Gomez bout must make the next defense of the WBC Heavyweight Championship against Maskaev. The Winner v. Maskaev on terms set forth in the order. The Winner v. Maskaev shall take place within 120 days after the Vitali Klitschko-Gomez bout.

Following completion of that bout, the parties of the Winner v. Maskaev bout shall have a period of 30 days for open and free negotiation. Purse offer procedures will ensue if an agreement is not reached with the winning purse offer being spit between the boxers according to the procedure set forth in Sec.5. His promoter, Dennis Rappaport, said that Oleg is not looking past Boruff, howevere it will be a pleasure to once and again have a 100% healthy Maskaev. It has been a pleasure dealing with the hospitable people of a beautiful country, the Republic of Mordovia.

If both Maskaev and Vitali Klitschko are victorious in their next fights, it will be the second time they face each other in the ring. When they were both amateur stars, they fought and Maskaev stopped Klitschko in the 1st round. Rappaport said it will be a memorable treat to see history rep eat.

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