We all know that Gennady Golovkin is the star of Kazakh boxing but the future looks to be bright with the emergence of the very promising Roman Zhailauov (15-0, 9) . The unbeaten 21 year old is building a name for himself and has caught the attention of South African promoter Golden Gloves, who have inked him to a deal.
Under Golden Gloves the unbeaten fighter has scored a couple of wins already. One of those, which can be seen below, was his KO of the year contender against Luyanda Jako.
Over the past few days we've been informed of Zhailauov's next bout, which will again be under the Golden Gloves banner. That bout will see the unbeaten youngster battle against Thompson Mokwana (20-10-1, 12) at the Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng on September 19th.
Mokwana is a former 2-time South African Lightweight champion though does enter this bout on the back of successive losses, including a 7th round TKO loss to the very exciting Rishard Commey last time out. Despite the back to back losses he should prove to be a good opponent for the Kazakh Kid. An impressive win against Thompson could potentially see him being pushed harder by Golden Gloves who have the ability to get him very big fighters in the bear future.
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