Ruslan Chagaev vs. Carl Davis Drumond

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2009-02-07 : Ruslan Chagaev 227 lbs beat Carl Davis Drumond 229 lbs by TD at 3:00 in round 6 of 12


  • WBA "Champion in recess" Chagaev returns to the ring after a one-year layoff because of an Achilles tendon injury
  • The bout was recognized by the WBA as an official World Championship bout
  • Chagaev was cut over the left eye in the thrid round by an unintentional headbutt and bled heavily
  • Fight was stopped by referee Padilla after 6 rounds because of the cut and went to the scorecards
  • Chagaev and reigning WBA champion Nikolay Valuev are now denoted as "Co-Champions"
  • Chagaev has to face Valuev in his next bout

Preceded by:
Valuev vs. Holyfield
WBA Heavyweight Title Fight
# 90
Succeeded by:
Valuev vs. Haye