(Photos: Dmitry, top; Fedor, below)

Russian amateur sensation Dmitry Chudinov will be ringside this Saturday night, June 13th, at the “Mecca of Boxing”, New York City’s Madison Square Garden, to watch his rival countryman Matt Korobov battle on the undercard of the Welterweight World Championship Bout between Miguel Cotto and challenger Joshua Clottey.

Along with his brother, Fedor, also an outstanding amateur boxer, Dmitry will watch with interest as his Russian rival attempts to win his sixth pro bout. Both brothers, having recently signed to growing international promoter, TKO BOXING Promotions, are diligently training in Los Angeles as they prepare for their pro debuts in Reno, Nevada next month.

On May 9, 2007, the then 21 year old Chudinov and the number one ranked Korobov, four years his senior, engaged in an outstanding battle for the gold medal at the Russian National Championships. After four terrific rounds of world class action, Korobov was declared the winner in a very close bout.

Two years later, Dmitry begins a new chapter in his boxing career. Korobov has since moved to Florida and won his first five bouts under the Top Rank promotional banner. Although focused on his pro debut, Dmitry clearly has revenge on his mind and looks forward to another opportunity to battle Korobov and escape his longtime rivals’ shadow.

Dmitry capped off an outstanding amateur career with a bronze medal at the 2008 World Cup Championships as part of the Russian National team. His amateur career finished at 159 wins and 16 losses.

Younger brother Fedor, 21 years old, will begin his professional career as a super middleweight. In 2008 he won the bronze medal at the Russian National Championships.

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website,,

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