Yesterday in Canada there was two notable Kazakh prospects in action, and they both notched up wins to maintain their unbeaten records and advance their careers.
One of those unbeaten prospects was Nurzat Sabirov (9-0, 8) [Нурзат Сабиров], who managed to score a pretty impressive stoppage win over Argentinian veteran Cesar Hernan Reynoso (15-12-4, 7).
The talented Sabirov became only the third man to stop Reynoso, breaking him down in 7 rounds. Whilst stopping a journeyman isn't an out and out massive achievement the performance from Sabirov was very impressive, and he looks set for big things in the future.
The other was Batyrzhan Jukembayev (15-0-0-2, 12) [Батыржан Джукембаев], who had to go 10 rounds to take a decision over the durable Gilberto Meza (10-6-1, 6), who was a late replacement for the Kazakh. Meza, who has never been stopped, went 10 rounds here, and even won a few rounds from the Kazakh, but was clearly the loser over the distance with Jukembayev being too good overall.
(Image courtesy of Eye of the Tiger Management)
Earlier today Eye of the Tiger Management announced that they would be running 2 shows on March 16th at the Montreal Casino, much like what Shinsei Gym did last December in Osaka.
One of those shows really caught our eye due to the names on the poster, and how it featured several Kazakh fighters.
The most notable name on the poster, in some ways, is Batyrzhan Jukembayev (14-0-0-2, 12) [Батыржан Джукембаев] who now appears to have settled his differences with the promoter, and will be fighting in the chief support bout on one of the shows. His opponent hasn't been named, but we're just glad to see him back in action after having been out of the ring since October.
Another name on the poster worthy of note is Nurzat Sabirov (8-0, 7) [Нурзат Сабиров].
Despite Jukembayev's opponent being un-named Sabirov's opponent is listed on boxrec, , with that being Argentinian veteran Cesar Hernan Reynoso (15-11-4, 7), who is best known for being stopped in 6 rounds by Callum Smith in the UK back in 2016.
According to sources in Kazakhstan two top Canadian based Kazakh fighters are currently without a lead trainer after Eye of the Tiger promotions cut their ties with Stefan LaRouche.
The sources state that both Batyrzhan Jukembayev (13-0-0-2, 11) [Батыр Джукембаев] and Nurzat Sabirov (7-0, 6) [Нурзат Сабиров] have been left with out a mentor following the split with LaRouche.
The two men are currently looking for new trainers but are unlikely to be left waiting long given that both fighters will be fighting in October, with Jukembayev pencilled in for October 6th and Sabirov set to fight on October 13th.
A third Kazakh, Sadriddin Akhmedov (3-0, 3) [Садриддин Ахмедов], was also left without a trainer but has now joined up with Marc Ramsey. Akhmedov will also be in action on October 13th, along with Sabirov.
(Image courtesy of sports.kz)
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