The WBA junior welterweight title will be on the line this Saturday night in Monte Carlo when champion Khabib Allakhverdiev defends his belt against Souleymane M'baye.
Allakhverdiev, who won his title late last year, is undefeated in 18 professional bouts. He has some recognizable names on his resume, but he has yet to face a fighter one would consider a threat. He won the vacant strap by defeating former three-division champion Joan Guzman.
M'baye, a former WBA junior welterweight champion in his own right, has been fairly inactive of late. The 38-year-old has only fought twice since 2010, and he lost one of those bouts, so it's difficult to see how he earned a title shot.
But it's boxing, and you never know how things will play out. Read on for a complete preview and prediction for this Saturday's title fight!