Earlier this week Olamsport revealed that former Uzbek amateur star Bektemir Melikuziev (0-0) [Бектемир Мелиқўзиев] had signalled that he intends to begin his professional career, and that he would be doing so in the US.
The 22, soon to be 23, year old Melikuziev was a genuine amateur star. He claimed a gold at the 2014 Youth Olympics, a silver medal at the 2o15 World Amateur Championships, and a bronze 2 years later at the same competition, a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and gold medals at the 2015 and 2017 Asian Championships.
At the moment he hasn't decided on a promoter, though it does seem likely he will sign with World of Boxing, joining several other standout Uzbek fighters.
(Image courtesy of Olamsport)
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