Earlier this month we reported that Sadriddin Akhmedov (9-0, 8) [Ахмедов Садриддин] had gotten married to a Kazakh musician. Now we can report that his next bout, his first since getting married, has got a date set for it, though not all the details are currently set.
The unbeaten Kazakh is scheduled to fight in Quebec on October 25th, on a stacked card from "Eye of the Tiger Management", who have promoted most of Akhemdov's professional bouts so far.
Akhmedov has ben out of the ring since June 29th, when he stopped Daniel Vega Cota in 99 seconds. Despite being out of the ring since June his October bout will be his 4th of 2019, which is similar to his activity in 2018 which saw him fit in 6 bouts.
Although we know that Akhmedov is scheduled for the card, and is featured on the poster, his opponent for the card is yet to be announced. Given his competition so far it's fair to expect another step up in class for the youngster, but we wouldn't expect anyone too testing for the 21 year old hopeful.
Earlier today it was revealed that fast rising Kazakh prospect Sadriddin Akhmedov (9-0, 8) [Ахмедов Садриддин] had gotten married in Nur-Sultan.
From what we understand the unbeaten WBC Youth champion at 154lbs married a singer called Akbota Kurmangali, who made her name in the group "KeshYOU".
The ceremony appears to have been quite a large one, with several notable Kazakh websites reporting the marriage of the two youngsters.
Despite the marriage Akhmedov looked in good shape and will likely begin to focus on his next fight, with is set to take place in September in Canada. It's unclear, at the moment, whether the new Mrs Akhmedov will be attending the bout.
Earlier today we were informed that unbeaten Kazakh hopeful Batyrzhan Jukembayev (16-0-0-2, 13) [Батыржан Джукембаев] would be returning to the ring on September 26th, in Montreal, to take on his most notable opponent to date.
The Canadian based Kazakh will be looking to secure his 17th professional win as he takes on former IBF Lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (41-8, 15), who will be fighting for the first time since he was flat our robbed in the UK against Ohara Davies, in one of the worse decisions of 2019.
For the unbeaten Jukembayev the bout is a fantastic step up in class, a real test and a chance to him to answer some really serious questions. He's not been matched incredibly easily but this is a clear step up for him and a move in the right direction, something his last few fights haven't been. In fact it's not been since Jukembayev beat Cosme Rivera back in 2017, that he's shared the ring with someone with experience at the higher levels of the sport.
Over the last few years Vazquez, who was an avoided champion, has become a really in demand gate keeper recently. In the last two 2 years he has gone in with Josh Taylor, Thulani Mbenge, Ghislain Maduma and the aforementioned Davies, and put in very credible efforts, win or lose. A similar performance here could well see him showing too much for Jukembayev in what is a very, very well matched contest.
Jukembayev is set to be 1 of 4 Kazakh's on this card, along with Sadriddin Akhmedov (9-0, 8) [Ахмедов Садриддин], Nurzat Sabirov (10-0, 9) [Нурзат Сабиров] and Aman Kazankapov (0-0-1) [Амана Казанкапова], though none of this trio have yet had their opponents announced.
Last night fight fans in Canada had the chance to see a trio of Kazakh fighters in action.
The most impressive was Sadriddin Akhmedov (9-0, 8) [Ахмедов Садриддин], who made very light work of Mexican foe Daniel Vega Cota (14-4-1, 11). The heavy handed Akhmedov pressed the fight from the opening moments. Cota was dropped around 90 seconds into the bout and whilst the fight did continue he was hurt only moments later before the referee stepped in and stopped him.
It was also a short night for Nurzat Sabirov (10-0, 9) [Нурзат Сабиров], who stopped Hungarian foe Laszlo Toth (7-1, 6) in the second round of their bout. A right hand to the body dropped Toth who tried to beat the 10 count, but failed due to the pain and agony he was in.
The card also featured the professional debut of youngster Aman Kazankapov (0-0-1) [Амана Казанкапова], who battled Mexican Ismael Molina Moreno (2-1-1, 2) and was surprisingly held to a 4 round draw.
The Kazakh was making his debut after an excellent run in the amateur ranks, including a gold medal at the 2016 Asian Youth Championships, and was tipped to become one to watch. This draw however will be a mark on his record and time will tell to see whether it was a blip, a case of not Moreno being better than expected or maybe Kazankapov not being as good as hoped.
This coming weekend a trio of Kazakh hopefuls will be in action in Canada, with the touted trio of Sadriddin Akhmedov (8-0, 7) [Ахмедов Садриддин], Nurzat Sabirov (9-0, 8) [Нурзат Сабиров] and the debuting Aman Kazankapov (0-0) [Амана Казанкапова] all in action on the same show.
Today it's been confirmed that Kazakh TV will air at least two of those bouts, with "Khabar" revealing they will be showing Sabirov's bout against unbeaten Hungarian Laszlo Toth (7-0, 6) and Akhmedov's bout with Mexican foe Daniel Vega Cota (14-3-1, 11).
The channel will air the bouts on a broadcast that begins at 7am on June 30th in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, and it seems like both contests will be shown live on the channel.
Sadly it seems unlikely for the Kazakh channel to air the debut of Kazankapov, who faces Mexican Ismael Molina Moreno (2-1, 2), though their is a chance that the bout may be included if time permits.
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