Earlier today Uzbek site Olamsport reported that unbeaten Uzbek puncher Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0, 15) [Шохжахон Эргашев] has had his next bout arranged for November 8th and will take place Greece.
At the moment full details of the bout haven't been confirmed, but Ergashev is expected to have his opponent named at the start of next week for the bout, and things like the specific venue and rounds will be announced as well.
The exciting, but crude, Uzbek has already scored 2 wins this year. He struggled past the incredibly awkward Mykal Fox back in February then dominated Abidel Ramirez in August as he continued to climb up the rankings towards a potential world title fight. On paper a fight is Greece does seem a weird choice, though it's likely to be little more than a stay busy fight for him much like his 2018 bouts in Russia against the likes of Junma Waswa and Nazareno Gaston Ruiz.
Tonight we'll see Uzbek fighter Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0, 14) [Шохжахон Эргашев] face off with Mexican foe Abdiel Ramirez (24-4-1, 22) in a potentially explosive and exciting fight.
Yesterday the two men took part in their weigh in for the contest.
On the scales it was the Mexican who was the heavier man, with Ramirez coming in at 64KG and Ergashev weighing in at 63.5kg. That was despite Ergashev looking the naturally smaller, shorter man.
The two fighters will be in action on Showbox as part of a really interesting Salita promoted card in Oklahoma.
For those interested in gambling Ergashev is a 1/16 favourite, whilst Abdiel is available at 13/1 and the draw is 35/1.
(Image courtesy of OlamSport)
Over the last few weeks we've seen Uzbek fighter Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0, 14) [Шохжахон Эргашев] being linked to several bouts but it wasn't until today that something has been set in stone.
We now know that the hard hitting Ergashev will be facing off with Mexican foe Abdiel Ramirez (24-4-1, 22) on August 23rd at the Broken Arrow in Oklahoma, on a Salita promoted card.
The bout will be Ergashev's first bout in the US since he was taken the distance by Mykal Fox back in February. Interestingly his Boxrec record is currently missing one of bouts since then, a bout in Russia against against Maxim Churbanov, from back in June.
The talented Ergashev is a fun to watch fighter, but someone who could be fairly described as a crude slugger at times, who is in love with his power. We expect that power to be too much for Ramirez, however the Mexican can also bang, and has 22 stoppages in his 26 career bouts, and he certainly has the power to ask Ergashev some questions, but may not have the toughness or skills to use that power against the Uzbek.
Earlier today Olamsports reported that unbeaten Uzbek prospect Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0, 14) [Шохжахон Эргашев] would be returning to the ring on May 17th in New York.
His opponent for the bout wasn't revealed, though Olamsports did report that his opponent is expected to be from Argentina, leading to Uzbek fans to speculate on a number of possible foes for the unbeaten puncher.
The potentials put forward by the Uzbek fans have been Cristian Rafael Coria (29-7-2, 13), who upset the highly touted Joel Diaz Jr back in February, Jonathan Jose Eniz (24-11-1-1, 9), who holds a very recent win over former world champion Cesar Rene Cuenca, the unbeaten Jeremias Nicolas Ponce (23-0, 16), who went 8-0 (6) in 2018, and Fabian Andres Maidana (16-1, 12), who would be looking to bounce back from a loss to Jaider Parra in January.
(Image courtesy of Olamsports)
Earlier today Uzbek sources reported that unbeaten puncher Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0, 14) [Шохжахон Эргашев] would be back in the ring on April 13th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The full details of the bout haven't yet been revealed, so no opponent has been named, though it has been confirmed that the bout will be a 10 rounder. It's great to see Ergashev staying busy, even though he did just go 10 rounds, and hopefully he'll fit in 5 or 6 fights in 2019 as he looks to continue his charge towards a world title fight.
Ergashev was last seen in action last week, looking unimpressive against rangy southpaw Mykal Fox, and is expected to be in with a less tricky opponent for the April bout, allowing him to show his destructive power rather than his rather technically limited boxing skills.
The bout is expected to be shown live on Showtime and will be part of a Salita promoted card, headlined by the female super-fight between Claressa Shields (8-0, 2) and Christina Hammer (24-0, 11), who will be looking to unify the WBA, WBA, WBO and IBF.
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