Light Heavyweight boxer Nadjib Mohammedi signs with Main Events promotions

November 13, 2014

        Nadjib Mohammedi/Photo: David Spagnolo

With a boxing stable that already includes current IBF, WBO, and WBA unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, Main Events promotions added to its riches in the division by signing top contender Nadjib Mohammedi of France.

"Signing with Main Events was one of my dreams come true," explained Mohammedi. "I finally have the opportunity to show the world that Nadjib Mohammedi is the best light heavyweight in boxing today. I was unknown before, but now with Kathy and her staff's work everyone will know my name." He added, "It is an honor to now be part of an organization that has the top fighters in my division and now everyone will now know the name Nadjib 'Irondjib' Mohammedi. The only trajectory is the victory!"

Mohammedi, 29, earned the #1 position in the IBF earlier this year with his seventh round knockout of Anatoliy Dudchenko in his U.S. debut.  Mohammedi was then announced as the mandatory challenger for the IBF belt in July, but then-IBF and WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins instead elected to fight a unifier against Kovalev.

In the interim, Mohammedi knocked out Demetrius Walker at 2:16 in the first round on the Hopkins-Kovalev undercard this past Saturday. With Kovalev's unanimous decision defeat of Hopkins, Kovalev inherited Mohammedi as his mandatory challenger for the IBF belt.

"When Sergey Kovalev won the WBO Light Heavyweight Title from Nathan Cleverly in August of 2013, we began investing heavily in the light heavyweight division," said Main Events' CEO Kathy Duva in a press release.  "Nadjib is a very welcome addition to our roster and there are big things for him right around the corner in 2015."

By Staff of and news services

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