In a WBC cruiserweight eliminator, WBC silver champion Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (23-5, 13 KOs) scored a transparent reduce twelve spherical unanimous determination over beforehand unbeaten Evgeny Tishchenko (8-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday evening on the RCC Boxing Academy in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Tishchenko. the 2016 Olympic gold medalist at heavyweight, at 6’5 had a great six inches on Mchunu. Nevertheless, he was primarily content material to jab from lengthy vary whereas Mchunu scored inside with energy pictures. Scores had been 117-111, 119-109, 117-111. With the win, Mchunu landed a rematch with WBC champion Ilunga Makabu.