Evgeny Chuprakov eyeing world title shot, wants winner of Diaz v Ito

Undefeated and WBO number-3 ranked junior lightweight contender, Evgeny Chuprakov will have a keen interest in Saturday’s Christopher Diaz – Masayuki clash for the vacant world title in Kissimmee, Florida.

Chuprakov (20-0, 10 KOs) of Ekaterinburg, Russia, and current WBO Intercontinental champion, has really stepped up his performances as his world title opportunity nears.

The 28 year-old Chuprakov has earned his opportunity with wins over five undefeated opponents plus victories over former world champion Dmitry Kirilov, as well as Eden Sosona (36-6-2), Timor Akhundov (15-2-1) and Pablo Manuel Ojeda (14-3).

Most recently, Chuprakov won a ten-round unanimous decision over Ernie Sanchez on July 14th.

“We are happy that Evgeny is closing in on this opportunity to fight for the WBO World Junior Lightweight title. We hope to have hm fighting the winner of Saturday’s fight in the very near future,” said Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo.