Bernard Hopkins must face the winner of the Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight as his next mandatory opponent to maintain his IBF title.
IBF Championship Chairman, Lindsey E. Tucker, Jr. sent IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins a letter on April 21, 2014 informing Hopkins that he is required to fight the winner of the June 21st Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight.
Of course, sanctioning body BS, including absurd rankings and mandatory fights, is a major reason we've stopped paying attention to them entirely.
More details from the official announcement here:
Anatoliy "The Gladiator" Dudchenko (19-2-0, 13 KOs) and Nadjib Mohammedi (34-3-0, 20 KOs) will face off at the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the #1 position in the IBF as the main event of the June 21st edition of NBCSN Fight Night.
Making his Main Events' debut, Dudchenko, 35, is originally from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently the IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyw...