Undefeated Junior Featherweight Powerhouse Arnold Khegai Returns This Saturday in Russia

Undefeated Junior Featherweight Powerhouse Arnold Khegai Returns This Saturday in Russia
Junior Featherweight Arnold Khegai

WBA #13 featherweight, WBO #7 and IBF #8 junior featherweight Arnold “Arni” Khegai will return to action on Saturday, March 30 at the Ice Palace in Vladimir, Russia.

The undefeated ethnic Korean, Ukrainian-born slugger (14-0-1, 9 KOs) will face Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania’s Haidari “Blue Fire” Mchanjo (10-5-4, 4 KOs) in a 10-round junior featherweight showdown.

27-year-old Khegai, whose family is from North Korea, but was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, had a strong 2018 with three impressive victories.

In May, he took a unanimous decision over respectable veteran Adam Lopez on ShoBox: The New Generation. Then, after a quick stoppage of Uganda’s Mudde Robinson Ntambi in August, he returned to ShoBox in November to take another eight-round unanimous decision, this time over well-regarded contender Jorge Diaz.

“I had a great training camp and I look forward to making another statement on March 30,” said Khegai. “There are a lot of talented fighters and great champions at super bantamweight and I want to fight them all.”

“Arnold has shown that he is a top contender in the division and another impressive victory will get him one step closer towards fighting for the world title,” added his promoter, Dmitriy Salita.

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Daxx Khan has been a regular member of the Talkin Boxing with Billy C TV & Radio Show since 2011, throughout his over two decades involved with the sport of boxing he has owned his own gym, currently is a Coach with "Newburgh Hook Elite Boxing", has covered over 175 world title fights across the globe, worked for two sanctioning body organizations, written for multiple major sporting news outlets. The first world title fight he covered was in 1991 while still attending NYU when he accompanied boxing media Icon Bert Sugar to the "Terrible" Terry Norris versus "Sugar" Ray Leonard WBC Super Welterweight title fight which Norris won by wide unanimous decision. Daxx is also former USA Boxing Coach and representative for "The World Boxing Federation".

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