Earlier this evening Kazakh prospect Daniyar Yeleussinov (6-0, 3) [Данияр Маратұлы Елеусінов] scored his latest win, taking an 8 round decision victory over Mexican veteran Silverio Ortiz (37-24, 18), in a flawed but clear win.
The Kazakh seemed to easily win the round,s without really impressing. He was caught by a number of counter as he took risks he didn't need to take, and although never hurt he never really seemed to shake Ortiz until the 7th round.
It was the 7th that Ortiz was dropped, the only knockdown of the fight. Yeleussinov foolishly hit Ortiz when he was down, and was deducted a point for the foul which could have got him DQ'd with a different and different opponent. Thankfully for Yeleussinov we did see Ortiz get back to his feet and continue the bout, losing the final round as well.
After 8 rounds question marks were left about the power of Yeleussinov, though their was no questioning the winner of the bout, with the Kazakh taking a wide decision, winning with scores of 79-71, twice, and 79-70. Although there was, and is, criticism for Yeleussinov going 8 rounds with Ortiz it should be noted that he has only been stopped 6 times in 61 bout, and is a tough guy who typically does hear the final bell.
Tomorrow Kazakh prospect Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0, 3) [Данияр Маратұлы Елеусінов] will take on Mexican veteran Silverio Ortiz (37-23, 18) in Philadelphia.
Today the two fighters took part in their weight in, and both came in under the 147lb Welterweight limit.
On the scales Yeleussinov was 146lbs dead on, whilst his opponent was slightly heavier, at 146¾lbs.
Interestingly this is the lightest that the unbeaten Kazakh has weighed in at and whilst Ortiz is lighter than he has been, he looked short and fleshy when compared to the unbeaten man.
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Kazakh prospect Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0, 3) [Данияр Маратұлы Елеусінов] had long been pencilled in for the March 15th show in Philadelphia, though until today his opponent wasn't known.
Today that changed with the announcement that the 2016 Olympic Gold Medal winner will face Mexican Carlos Jimenez (14-9-1, 8), in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds.
The Mexican is a good step up in class for Yeleussinov, and has proven to be tough, rugged and a good test, even if he does typically come up short in his most meaningful bout. We expect to see Yeleussinov be tested, but continue his rise through the ranks, and his development to the professional ranks to continue, after a couple of very good performances recently.
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Today news from Kazakhstan broke that Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0, 3) [Данияр Маратұлы Елеусінов] now has a date set for his first bout of 2019.
According to Kazakh media the the fighter's managed has revealed that the 2016 Olympic gold medal winner will be in action in Philadelphia on March 15th, though the opponent is yet to be named and the length of bout is also unclear at the moment.
Tipped as a major one to watch the 27 year old Kazakh is expected to have a huge 2019, and build on an under-rated 2018. It's hard to believe that Yeleussinov only debuted in April 2018, but was kept active through the year and after some early struggles finished 2018 with stoppage wins over Matt Doherty and Marcos Mojica. In those last 2 performances it seemed like Yeleussinov had began to adapt to the professional boxing scene, and was certainly showing more power and more intent on his shots than he had in his first 3 bouts.
Given the date and venue, it's apparent that Yeleussinov's bout will take place on a card headlined by the WBA/WBO/IBF Female Lightweight title unification bout between Katie Taylor (12-0, 5) and Rose Volante (14-0, 8), and it seems likely that we'll see several other notable fighters added to that card in the coming weeks.
This past weekend we saw 2016 Olympic gold medal winner Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0, 3) [Данияр Маратұлы Елеусінов], score an impressive win over Marcos Mojica (16-3-2, 12). The performance was the most complete of his young career, despite some pretty harsh and uncalled for criticism from Sky commentator Matthew Macklin.
Today Yeleussinov's manager Ziya Aliyev has been quoted in the Kazakh press in regards to the performance and to Yeleussinov's future.
Firstly Aliyev has revealed that his charge went into the bout against Mojica with an injury, an injury that in all honesty he hid really well in the ring.
Secondly the plan is for Yeleussinov to move into title bouts, and 10 round contests in the new year. It seems likely that his next bout will end up taking place in either February and March and being either his final 8 round bout or a 10 round contest, though the details do still need to be arranged, such as specific date and venue. Aliyev also stated that one of those options would be in New York whilst the other would be in London.
After that Spring return the plan is to move onto a regional title fight in the Summer, though it doesn't seem like much has been put in place for that at the moment, with a hard announcement expected to be made in January or February. That one will certainly be a 10 round bout and it seems like Aliyev will be announcing that bout officially in Astana in the new year.
Although it wasn't made clear in the comments to the press it's likely that Yeleussinov will win a regional title and make a few defences before being moved into a world title bout, with that potentially being put off until 2020, depending on how much Yeleussinov develops and improves in 2019.
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