The date and place of the next edition of LNK Boxing have been set. The Fight Night No.13 takes place at Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia on October 12, World Kickboxing Network announced. The event follows the previous show produced last month (July) in Jurmala.
The headline bout of LNK Fight Night 13 features Ricards Bolotniks of Latvia up against Sergei Ekimov of Russia. The pair battles it out for a vacant World Boxing Organisation Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title. The championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.
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Bolotniks (14-5-1, 14 KO) is riding a three-fight win streak. In his previous outing in June he stopped Gasan Gasanov in the sixth round. Before that he took a majority decision against Patrick Mendy and a unanimous decision against Zura Mekereshvili.
Ekimov (18-0, 9 KO) is undefeated in all of his 18 professional outings. He was last seen in action last December when he took a split decision against Stanislav Kashtanov. Before that he defeated Mustafa Chadlioui by RTD in Round 8 and Charles Adamu by unanimous decision.
LNK Fight Night 13 follows continues the concept of a mixed-bill featuring boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts on the same event. The previous show saw Latvian mixed martial artist Aleksandrs Cizovs taking WKN European Lightweight title against Spanish Sergio Hidalgo by submission in the first round.
Other matchups for LNK Fight Night 13 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Artjoms Ramlavs, Marcis Grundulis, Nikolajs Grisunins, Daniks Vesnenoks, Oskars Grosmanis, Aleksandrs Cizovs, Volodimirs Skripka, Aigars Milenbergs, are scheduled to participate. The event airs on FightBox HD.
Light Heavyweight Ricards Bolotniks vs. Sergei Ekimov (boxing / 12 rounds)