Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Romanian vs. The Russian in Canada

Denis Grachev has made the transition from Muay Thai to MMA to professional boxing in search of greater financial rewards.

He will get the biggest opportunity to date when he faces native Romanian and dual Canadian citizen,  and former world title holder Lucian Bute in Montreal. Will Grachev be able to take full advantage of this opportunity?

Fight fans will find out on Saturday, Nov 3., when the pair face off for the NABF light heavyweight title in Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

**UPDATE** Grachev, looking like a mini version of Rocky IV villain Ivan Drago (he even had "Drago's Son" sewn onto the back of his trunks), lost a unanimous 12-round decision to newly crowned NABF champion, Lucian Bute, though one of the scores defied the competitive nature of the bout.

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