Gassiev to return next spring in Russia

Former WBA and IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) is going to return to the ring in April or May next year in Krasnodar, Russia. This was announced by the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation Umar Kremlev.

Murat Gassiev
Murat Gassiev

The 25-year-old Russian last fought in July, losing on points to Alexander Usyk in the finale of the World Boxing Super Series. After the fight, Gassiev had to undergo surgery on his shoulder.

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