Thursday, July 14, 2016

Travis Peterkin and Radivoje Kalajdzic in talks for ShoBox fight

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 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.

Radivoje Kalajdzic

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.

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