Integrated Sports is coming through for those diehards looking to see more notable European fights on their TV instead of a stream, as they'll be televising a September 27 cruiserweight world title doubleheader from Moscow. The show will be available on pay-per-view in the United States for $24.95.
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KO) will defend his WBC cruiserweight title against Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KO), and Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KO) will defend the WBA belt against Pawel Kolodziej (33-0, 18 KO).
Lebedev, 35, is returning for the first time since taking a pretty horrific beating in May 2013 against Guillermo Jones, a fight in which he lost his WBA belt initially. But Jones popped positive in a drug test for that fight -- though this didn't erase the official result on anyone's record, but it did return the title to Lebedev. And ahead of a scheduled rematch for earlier this year, Jones tested positive for the same drug (Furosemide, a diuretic).
Kolodziej, 33, is unbeaten but has faced marginal opposition to date, and is taking what looks to be a big step up. He was scheduled to face IBF titleholder Yoan Pablo Hernandez earlier this year,
Wlodarczyk, 32, is fighting for the first time since a December 2013 defense against Giacobbe Fragomeni in Chicago. In 2013, he beat Fragomeni and rallied to stop Rakhim Chakhkiev. He hasn't lost a fight since 2007, when he was beaten by Steve Cunningham. The 35-year-old Drozd has not lost since 2006, when he was beaten by Firat Arslan, and made his case for a world title shot last October, when he stopped Mateusz Masternak to win the European title.
Also on the PPV, WBA female junior welterweight titlist Svetlana Kulakova (9-0-1, 1 KO) will defend against Argentina's Ana Laura Esteche (10-3-2, 2 KO), and Russian cruiserweight Andrey Knyazev (10-1, 5 KO) will face Brazil's Fabiano Soares Piquet (10-0-1, 8 KO).