Our Kazakh sources have informed us that two unbeaten Kazakh prospects are looking likely to return to the ring in December, though specifics haven't been made available as to when, where or who against.
One of those prospects is Bobirzhan Mominov (9-0, 8) [Моминов Бобиржан], who was last seen in the ring in September, stopping Anzor Gamgebelli, in 2 rounds to claim the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Welterweight title. The unbeaten Mominov is a well travelled fighter, having fought in the US, Argentina and Kazakhstan, and we're expecting his next bout will him go over all ground, and least in terms of location, with the US said to be the most likely.
The other prospect is 28 year old Arman Rysbek (5-0, 4) Рысбек Арман, who is expected to fight on the same show as Mominov. His career has also seen him fight in the US, Argentina and Kazakhstan, though his competition has been dire and he is in need of a step up after scoring 5 straight forward wins already this year.
We're hoping to have more details shortly, but we do like to see both fighters staying busy and fitting in another fight before the year is over.
Earlier today in his homeland of Kazakhstan, the talented and unbeaten Bobirzhan Mominov (9-0, 8) [Моминов Бобиржан] claimed his first professional title.
The Florida based 26 year old faced off with limited Georgian veteran Anzor Gamgebelli (36-26-3, 19), seemingly a late replacement for Filipino Junjesie Ibgos (13-3, 11), and scored an easy win.
The unbeaten fighter fighting in Kazakhstan for his the second time, dropped his man twice in the early stages before securing a quick stoppage.
The win saw Mominov claim the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Welterweight title, the first belt of his career. On the other side Gamgenbelli has now been stopped 18 times in 65 fights and we really need to wonder about the level of competition he's been able to beat through his career.
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Sources in Kazakhstan have informed us that unbeaten prospect Bobirzhan Mominov (8-0, 7) [Моминов Бобиржан] will be back in action on September 15th in the Kazakh city of Aktobe, for what will be his second fight in his native Kazakhstan. Whilst return to Kazakhstan for a fight isn't big news for the Uzbek what is big news is that the bout will be his first title bout, with the unbeaten 26 year old fighting for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Welterweight title.
Mominov, who has already fought 4 times this year, across Argentina, USA and Kazakhstan, will be facing off with Filipino foe Junjesie Ibgos (13-3, 11). The Filipino, who was seemingly the third choice opponent behind an unnamed opponents from Thailand and African, will be fighting for the second time this year, though will be on the road for the third time in 5 fights, following losses in Australia and Canada.
Despite losing his most notable bouts to date Ibgos is a heavy handed puncher, dubbed the "Tornado", and will be looking to put pressure on Mominov in what appears to be the Kazakh's first real test as a professional. So far the opponents for Mominov have been poor, with either very padded records or no real self belief. Against Ibgos however he's up against a fighter with quite a big of ambition for himself, and the Filipino visitor will certainly look to score his career best win.
The title may not be a big one, but for both men it's a stepping stone to bigger and better things, including a potential WBC world ranking. It's also a chance for Mominov to put on a show in front of his fans back in Kazakhstan. Sadly however at the time of writing no other details of the card have been revealed, so it's hard to imagine what bouts will be on the under-card, despite the fact the show is less than 2 weeks away now.
Yesterday in Indiana fight fans had the chance to see unbeaten Kazakh hopeful Bobirzhan Mominov (8-0, 7) [Бобиржан Моминов] continue his perfect start to professional boxing, as he defeated 37 year old American foe Bryan Timmons (6-10, 5) inside the opening round.
The Kazakh, who has raised some controversy in Kazakhstan in the past for sparring with Saul Canelo Alvarez, was apparently the boss from the off, though full details of the contest have been hard to come by. What we do have been informed is that Timmons was stopped around 2 minutes into the contest.
Although the 26 year old Kazakh has now scored 4 wins this year, and whilst he isn't facing particularly tough competition it does seem like a step up in class is just around the corner for the talented Welterweight hopeful.
As for Timmons this was his 7th stoppage loss and saw unsuccessful return to the ring after almost 16 months out.
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