Re: Ruslan Chagaev will face Mike Perez december 1.
Interesting fight that could go either way. Chagaev is on the slide but I don't think he's shot and has been keeping himself active. Even a fading Chagaev is a big step up from guys like Ahunanya and Tye Fields. Perez being off for a year doesn't help his cause either.
I like Chagaev and would be fine with him winning but I think I'd prefer to see Perez win. He's much younger with a number of prime years ahead of him. Chagaev is clearly near the end and doesn't have more than one or two more big fights left in him.