News | Oct 20 2016

Sullivan Barrera and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy to clash on December 16

Light Heavyweight contenders Sullivan Barrera and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy will fight on December 16 in California
Sullivan Barrera
sullivan barrera  |  Stacey Verbeek

AFTER months of clamoring for a fight against any relevant light heavyweight, Sullivan Barrera (17-1, 12 KOs) has finally found an opponent in unbeaten Ukrainian Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (17-0, 14 KOs). The fight is scheduled to take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on December 16th.

Barrera, the former interim WBO Latino and WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight champion, is best known for his one-sided defeat at the hands of pound-for-pound great, Andre Ward, in March of this year and for his fifth round knockout victory over Karo Murat three months prior.

He was linked to potential fights with Montreal-based 175-pounders Artur Beterbiev and Jean Pascal but difficulties obtaining a Canadian visa prevented negotiations for either fight from ever reaching an advanced state.