Monday, November 8, 2021: In an all Russian affair, the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council title middleweight strap was on the prize on the line when Zurab Kvitsiani clashed with Shamil Khataev, last Wednesday in Grozny, Russia.

The scheduled ten-rounder not only went the distance, it was a close fought encounter from start to finish. It was Shamil’s grit, determination and superior punching power which saw his hand raised to claim the vacant WBC affiliated regional strap.