The talented Kazakh was a real star in the unpaid ranks, where he ran up an exceptional 246-14 record winning gold medals at the 2013 World Amateur Championships, the 2016 Olympics, the 2014 and 2010 Asian Games and the 2015 and 2013 Asian Championships, along with a silver medal at the 2015 World Amateur Championships. Given that level of achievement his professional signature was a hugely attractive one for every major promoter in the sport, though he's chosen to sign with little known Australian outfit MJA Entertainment, who instantly announced themselves as a serious outfit with Yeleussinov's signature.
Although he's signed a deal with an Australian promoter, and will be debuting in China, it seems the Kazakh will be based in the US with his training set to be based in Florida. Despite all the nations involved few would doubt that Yeleussinov will be a professional star. In fact his team seem to be suggesting that the Welterweight hopeful could be mixing for regional titles in just a few fights, potentially meaning that by the end of 2017 we could see Yeleussinov fighting for titles.
At the moment there doesn't appear to be a set date, or opponent for his debut, but given his ability and his pedigree it's fair to say that that that debut will be very highly anticipated by fans who have seen the extremely talented counter puncher in action, and those who haven't will get a treat when they see him in a professional ring later this year.