Yesterday Russian fans had the chance to see Russian based Tajik prospect Shavkat Rakhimov (5-0, 3) extend his perfect start as he defeated experienced Russian Alexander Saltykov (10-33-5, 5).
The 21 year old fighter debuted in December last year and has maintained a busy scheduled, which has included a win over the then 9-0 Mirzhan Zhaksylykov back in February. Although he was given a very good test by Zhaksylykov he wasn't really tested yesterday with Rakhimov scoring a 2nd round TKO win over Saltykov, who suffered the 24th stoppage defeat of his career.
Given his activity so far we're expecting to see Rakhimov back in the ring soon, and hopefully that will be a more testing fight than this one, given that the youngster was a genuine amateur standout and competed at the Olympics and the AIBA World Boxing Championships.
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