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Kovalev-Shabranskyy Now for IBA Light Heavyweight World Title

*New York, NY: *The International Boxing Association announced
Friday that
it will sanction the upcoming light heavyweight battle between former
unified world champion *Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev* (30-2-1, 26 KOs) and
*Vyacheslav
“Lion Heart-Chingonskyy” Shabranksyy* (19-1, 16 KOs) for the IBA Light
Heavyweight World Title. This in addition to the vacant WBO Light
Heavyweight World Title which will also be on the line in this bout.

The fight will take place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday,
November 25, is presented by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in
association with Golden Boy Promotions and will be televised live on HBO
World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT and. Tickets range
from $50 to $350 and available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the MSG box
office or Main Events’ office by calling (973) 200-7050 or emailing
boxing@mainevents.com.

The IBA also announced that in addition to the Kovalev-Shabranskyy bout,
the 10-round non-televised undercard bout between *Bakhram Murtazaliev* (10-0,
8 KOs) and *Carlos **Galvan* (16-5-1, 15 KOs) will be for the IBA Super
Welterweight World Title. This bout is presented by Main Events and Krusher
Promotions.

*Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy* is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO Light
Heavyweight World Title promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in
association with Golden Boy Promotions. *Barrera vs. Valera *is a 10-round
light heavyweight fight promoted by Main Events in Association with Shuan
Boxing Promotions. *Gamboa vs. Sosa *is a 10-round super featherweight
fight promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Peltz Boxing
and ZR Entertainment. The event will take place at the Theater at Madison
Square Garden in New York City, and will be televised live on HBO World
Championship Boxing beginning at10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Reminder to news media: The deadline to apply for Fight Week
credentials is Friday,
November 17. Fill out the credential application at
*http://www.emcevents.com/kovalevshabranskyy.html
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