Earlier today fight fans in the Philippines saw the unbeaten Uzbek hopeful Azizbek Abdugofurov (12-0, 4) successfully retain the WBC Silver Super Middleweight title, as he defeated Chinese puncher Wuzhati Nuerlang (11-2, 9).
Details of the bout are scarce however our Uzbek sources have informed us that the unbeaten Uzbek was comfortably in control of the bout, as he ran out the clear decision winner. That was despite a brave performance from the Chinese youngster.
After 12 rounds Abdugofurov took the decision with scores of 117-111, 118-111 and 117-110.
In theory the win moves Abdugofurov a step closer to a world title fight, though in reality he's relatively far down the queue for a WBC title fight, and we'd be very surprised to see him getting a shot in 2019. As for Nuerlang we suspect he'll return to China and eventually work his way back into a fight around this level, and at 22 years old he still has a bright future.
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On November 18th in Pasay City, Philippines fans will get an international treat as unbeaten Uzbek hopeful Azizbek Abdugofurov (11-0, 4) defends his WBC Silver Super Midddleweight title against Chinese puncher Wuzhati Nuerlang (11-1, 9), in what looks like a thrilling match up.
The unbeaten Uzbek was tipped by some as a future star when he turned professional, and within months of his debut he had left an impression. In just his third bout he had stopped Chaloemporn Singwancha and in his 5th bout he defeated Sirimongkol Singwancha, to really stamp his name as one to watch. Sadly after the impressive start things slowdown for a year, though he did defeated Dmitrii Chudinov this past May in a career best win, to claim the Silver title.
Nuerland on the other hand is a bit of a divisional dark horse, the 22 year old lost on his debut, back in November 2015, but has strung together 11 straight wins, and claimed the WBO Greater China Zone Light Heavyweight title along with the WBO Asia Pacific Youth Super Middleweight title. He'll be the under-dog, but should be regarded as a live one, given his own hunger and desire.
The supporting card is set to have a number of title bouts though they aren't really that notable. The one, possible, exception to that is the contest between Thai Phannaluk Kongsang (4-7-1, 2) and Indian Urvashi Singh (3-0, 3), who battle in the inaugural contest for the WBC Asian Boxing Council female Bantamweight title.
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