Siesta Boxing and LNK Promotions have announced “The Night of Super Fights” to take place May 12th at Arena Riga, Latvia. The show features enthralling 50/50 title fights with Isa Chaniev (12-1) defending his IBF Inter-continental and WBO International Lightweight belts against knock out artist and former WBA Interim Champion, Ismael Barroso. The Venezuelan is coming off a KO victory against Fidel Maldonado Jr late in 2017, compared to Chaniev whom collected his IBF title in Vilnius, Lithuania defeating Jean Pierre Bauwens, followed by winning the WBO International title in Russia against Philippine Juan Martin Vicencio Elorde.
Topping the bill is an intriguing all Russian bout between two World class undefeated fighters; Ismail Iliev (10-0-1) and Konstantin Ponomarev (33-0) will battle it out for the vacant WBO International Super Welterweight title. Iliev is coming off back to back title victories, defeating Nico Salzmann for the IBF Baltic title in Lithuania, followed by winning the WBC international title against Ricardo Ruben Villalba. Ponomarev who trains out of Big Bear in California with Abel Sanchez has built an impressive record and reputation fighting in USA and Russia consistently, picking up NABF and Russian titles in the process.
Promising British Welterweight Luther Clay will fight Belgian, Jean Pierre Habimana, as Clay looks to build on his impressive victory against Danny Craven on the WBSS Eubank Vs Groves undercard. To add to an already exciting night of International boxing, Latvian prospects; Jevgenijs Aleksejevs (8-0), Artjoms Ramlavs (6-0), Raitis Sinkevics (2-0) and Milan Volkovs (1-0) will continue to look to build on their promising careers.
Riga, Latvia is fast becoming an international centre for World class boxing events. Al Siesta, who guided former WBC Cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis to become Latvia’s first World Champion has been credited for turning Riga into a real force in Global boxing, this being Al Siesta’s 5th promotion in the Latvian capital. Staying true to his philosophy of creating 50/50 competitive fights, Siesta Boxing Promotions will be working alongside Vadim Milov and Jevgenijs Sapronenko of LNK Boxing, who have been proudly giving the fight fans of Riga; Riga Fight Night and many other promotions across the Baltic nation of Latvia.