Brooklyn's own Travis (Notorious) Peterkin and Radivoje (Hot Rod) Kalajdzic, by way of Bosnia, are in talks to face each other, possibly in September on a Showtime ShoBox telecast, according to insiders.
Promoter Lou DiBella, who works with both fighters, told RingTV.com on Wednesday that the light heavyweight bout is in the works.
|Travis Peterkin photo by: Tony Mangia|
For Kalajdzic, it would be the second straight undefeated prospect he’s faced after he nearly upseting former U.S. Olympian Marcus Brown, losing a split decision on April 16 at Barclays Center. The 25-year-old Peterkin (16-0-1, 7 knockouts) would also be facing another undefeated fighter after he drew with 2008 Olympian Lenin Castillo in Aug. of 2015, also at Barclays Center.
Peterkin, a strong athletic fighter from Brooklyn, won his last fight, a slow-paced, eight-round decision against Larry Pryor in March at BB King’s in Manhattan, but seems well prepared to showcase his true potential. The 24-year-old Kalajdzic (21-1, 14 knockouts) of Saint Petersburg, Florida, has not fought since the controversial loss to Browne.
|Travis Peterkin (r) photo by: Tony Mangia|
The venue for a proposed fight between Kalajdzic and Peterkin is still up in the air but it wouldn’t take place at Barclays Center, DiBella said.