HOBOKEN, NJ (April 19, 2012) - Ukrainians rank among the best contemporary boxers in the world. American fans will now get their first collective look at some of these standout fighters on the undercard of the April 29th World Boxing Association ("WBA") welterweight world title fight between undefeated world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 21 KOs) and challenger Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs), airing live on pay per viewfrom Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Senchenko vs. Malignaggi, presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET - 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVNfor a suggested retail price of only $29.95. The Apr. 29th card will also be available via on-line PPV at www.gofightlive.tv.
"Boxing is an international sport and we're very happy to introduce some possible future world champions from Ukraine, as well as France and South America, to boxing fans in the United States," Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. "Not only will they be treated to a tremendous fight between Senchenko and Malignaggi, they will enjoy a full afternoon of world-class boxing."
World Boxing Council ("WBC") Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Champion Iago Kildaze (18-0, 12 KOs) defends his belt against WBC Mediterranean title-holder Julien Perriauz (15-8, 12 KOs) in the 12-round co-feature.
WBC Inter-Continental Featherweight Champion Oleh "Doctor" Yefimovych, the WBA No. 12 ranked and top European contender, defends against South American challenger Sergio Carlos "El Tigre" Santillan (29-11-3, 14 KOs) in the third of five 12-round championship matches.
Senchenko and stable-mate Yefimovych are both trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.
Also fighting on the undercard is 2004 Ukrainian Olympian Volodymyr Kravests (25-1, 15 KOs), defending his International Boxing Council ("IBC") welterweight crown against French champion Abdoulaye Soukouna (14-10-6, 1 KO).
Ukrainian favorite Andy Kudryavtsev (39-9, 17 KOs) takes on undefeated Frenchman Samir Ziani (10-0-1, 2 KOs) for the vacant WBA International Lightweight Championship.
International favorite Michael Buffer will be the ring announcer.
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