On December 9th in Moscow there will be a notable amateur card, featuring a total of 8 bouts, with Russia pitting some of their best fighters against some of the best from around the world. For us there are 3 bouts worthy of not, featuring 3 top fighters from Asia.
One bout, at 57KG's, will see Russian fighter Albert Batirgaziev battle Thai standout Chatchai Butdee, who won the 2013 World Amateur Championships, the 2015 Asian Championships and competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Another bout will see Uzbek fighter Iqboljon Kholdorov take on Shakhabas Makhmudov in a bout at 69KG's. This is a less notable bout than the other two, though should be a very competitive contest, with both men wanting to end 2018 with a big win.
As far as we're concerned the key bout is at 52KG's where Uzbek standout Hasanboy Dusmatov, a 2-time Asian Championship winner and Olympic champion, will take on Tamir Galanov, who claimed a bronze medal at the 2017 World Amateur Championships, where he gave Cuban great Yosvany Veita his toughest bout. Despite being at the lightest weigh it's being regarded as one of the biggest bouts on the show and will be one of the final bouts on the card.
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