Serhii Bohachuk May Have to Go Through Charles Conwell for his Title Shot
If WBC #6 rated junior middleweight contender Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (22-1, 22KO) is looking to push toward a championship, a possible fight with #4 ranked Charles Conwell (18-0, 13KO) could be next.
In his recent outing, Bohachuk effortlessly ran over Nathaniel Galimore in six rounds. The Ukrainian has racked up four wins in a row, all by knockout since losing to former world title challenger Brandon Adams in 2021. Moreover, he picked up the vacant WBC Continental Americas title during the win streak.
Bohachuk was sidelined briefly whiling having to deal with the fallout of the Russian invasion of his country Ukraine in 2022. Now back in the ring under the watchful eye of Manny Robles, his push toward a world title opportunity could start with Conwell.
WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR BOHACHUK?
When looking at the WBC rankings, the other top contenders are busy. The top two-rated fighters, Tim Tszyu and Tony Harrison, will collide for the WBO Interim title in Australia. Next, #3 ranked Liam Smith is looking at a big payday in a possible rematch against Chris Eubank Jr.
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Lastly, WBC #4 Danny Garcia is ranked #9 by the WBA at middleweight, and he is targeting a fight with WBA Regular middleweight champion Erislandy Lara. So, the reality is Conwell may be the only available option.
The 25-year-old from Michigan is an amateur standout that won the 2015 National Golden Gloves in Las Vegas. He also competed in the World Series of Boxing tournament in 2016. In the last outing, he earned his stripes by overcoming adversity to defeat veteran Juan Carlos Abreu in November 2022. Conwell also holds ranking honors with the other three sanctioning bodies.
Both fighters have aggressive, come-forward styles, which makes for a fan-friendly contest. The WBC can add some spice to the mix by making it a title eliminator since they are highly ranked.
This is a quality fight between two prime fighters attempting to push toward a title shot.
By: Bo Bland