Unbeaten Kazakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko's (7-0, 7) [Дычко Иван] had been scheduled co be in action on November 24th before his bout got cancelled, about 2 weeks before the show. It seemed like his team had plans, delaying his return to get him a better fight, today however it seems like there is no set plan in place for the return of the 2-time Olympian.
Dychko's trainer, Derek Santos-Rossario, has been quoted in the Kazakh sports websites as stating "It is a pity that the scheduled fight of Dychko did not take place. We continue to train and are ready to fight any day. Unfortunately, so far there has been no news from the Manager. I think that the next outing in the ring for Dychko will be in the new year" .
Unfortunately Dychko hasn't fought since July, when he stopped Maurice Harris in 99 seconds, and has fought 3 times this year, scoring 3 straight opening round stoppages against opponents that were all very limited. Given he's now 28 he can't afford to be inactive, or wasting time against opponents that won't move his career along, so we're hoping that his 2019 return will be against someone of some note, not an old washed up fighter, or a limited novice. Given his amateur pedigree it's very disappointing to see how slowly Dychko is being moved, when other fighters from the 2016 Olympics, such as Joe Joyce, Tony Yoka and Filip Hrgovic are all being moved in much better fashion.
Earlier today we were informed that Kazakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko's (7-0, 7) [Дычко Иван] scheduled bout for November 24th has been cancelled.
The reasons for the cancellation haven't been stated as of yet, but unfortunately it's another hiccup in the career of Dychko, who desperately needs a big stage and a notable opponent to give his promising career some real momentum.
The bout was supposed to be a 6 rounder on the under-card of Dmitry Bivol's (14-0, 11) [дмитрий бивол] WBA Light Heavyweight title defense against Jean Pascal (33-5-1-1, 20).
At the time of writing Dychko's return hasn't been rescheduled, just cancelled, which is a shame given that he has fought only 3 times all year, and none of those fights have been anything more than a cameo.
Earlier this month we reported that Kazakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (7-0, 7) [Дычко Иван] would be returning on November 30th. It's now been confirmed that his next outing has actually been brought forward and instead he will be fighting on November 24th, as part of a card headlined by WBA Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol battling Jean Pascal.
Dychko's bout at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood will be a 6 rounder and although we've not yet been told who his opponent will be we are hoping for a step up in class , given his competition so far has been dreadful. He's a talented fighter who needs to be tested sooner rather than later.
Interesting Dychko is one of a number of Central Asian fighters on the card, along with Shakhram Giyasov (5-0, 4) [Shahram G‘iyosov], Isrial Madrimov (0-0) [Isroil Madrimov] and Murodjon Akhmadaliev (4-0, 3) [Ахмадалиев, Муроджон Кахарович], all of whom are expected to become big stars in the coming years.
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Earlier today our Kazakh sources informed us that Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (7-0, 7) [Дычко Иван] had returned to old coard Derik Santos-Rosario, after having had his last 3 bouts with a different trainer.
The Kazakh giant, who returns to the ring on November 30th, had began his career with Santos-Rosario but the two had split after Dychko had moved to 4-0 (4).
Although the reason for their split doesn't seem to be to be clear it's obvious that the two men worked well together and they still have a respect for each other, which seemed to click when the two men began reworking together a few days ago.
At the moment Dychko's November opponent hasn't yet been announced, but Santos-Rosario is quoted in the Kazakh press as saying he had heard it would be a "difficult" boxer, so we may be surprised by Dychko facing someone better than the fighters he has gone up against so far in his short, but explosive, career.
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Earlier this month we reported that Kazakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (7-0, 7) [Дычко Иван] was going to be sparring with WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39) ahead of Wilder's upcoming defense against Tyson Fury (27-0, 19). At the time Dychko told the Kazakh press that he was expecting to be back in the ring himself in late November.
Today it was revealed that his late November bout is scheduled for November 30th and would be a 6 round bout at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.
At the moment no opponent has been named for Dychko, though given the short notice we're not expecting anyone too exciting, which has sadly been the case through Dychko's professional career so far.
We're expecting Dychko's opponent to be confirmed in the coming weeks, and hopefully we'll see the Kazakh giant step up in class in 2019, a step up that his amateur credentials and top tier sparring really do deserve.
(Image courtesy of Vesti.kz)
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