Russian Prospect Elena Savelyeva To Face IBF #10
& WBC #11 Nina Radovanovic July 13 In Montenegro
Gold-star women’s bantamweight prospect Elena Savelyeva
(4-0, 3 KOs) of Russia will return to the ring on Friday,
July 13, in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, for an eight-round
showdown against current #10 IBF and #11 WBC contender Nina
Radovanovic (12-2, 3 KOs) of Serbia.
Formerly one of the most decorated female amateur boxers in
the world, Savelyeva is being fast-tracked by her
co-promoters, Salita Promotions and Russia-based Alexander
Nevskiy Promotion Group. Radovanovic is a two-time
world-title challenger, whose only two losses occurred in
“Even though I only have four professional fights, I want to
fight the best and show the boxing world my skills,” said
Savelyeva, a former world, European (2X) and Russian (6X)
amateur champion, who represented her homeland in the 2012
Summer Olympics and competed in the first-ever women’s
Olympic boxing match in history.
“Nina Radovanovic will be my toughest opponent on the
professional ring. She is more experienced than me as
professional, but I am sure that my amateur experience and
already acquired professional experience will be enough for
my victory which I plan to be impressive.”
Savelyeva says she’s optimistic about her quickly developing
career, given the current state of female boxing.
“Female professional boxing is going in the right direction.
Some of the top female fights are as exciting as the male
boxers. The fact that Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels did
such amazing, record-setting TV ratings proves that women’s
boxing at the top level is exciting and wanted.”
Savelyeva’s co-promoter, Dmitriy Salita, says the fast-track
is justified for his talented Russian prospect.
“Women’s boxing had grown exponentially in recent times.
Elena’s elite amateur pedigree makes her already one of the
best female fighters in the world and I believe in the very
near future, she will be a world champion.”