One of the best things with boxing right now is the way prospects in some countries are being matched. We're now seeing hotly tipped prospects avoid the long list of easy match ups and instead the top prospects are being forced to fight good opponents early in their careers. This is being seen by fighters from Japan, Ukraine, the UK and Russia among others.
The most notable Russian to be on a fast track is former amateur sensation Mikhail Aloyan (2-0), who fought in a 10 rounder on debut,then claimed the WBC "Silver" Super Flyweight title in just his secone bout, taking a 12 decision over the tricky Marvin Salano
It was recently revealed that Aloyan will continue his move up the rankings with another very tough bout when he returns to the ring. That will be on December 9th in Kemerovo and will see him take on the once beaten Filipino Giemel Magramo (19-1, 15), who's only career defeat came to Korean based Pakaistani fighter Muhammad Waseem last November.
For Aloyan the bout will act as his first defense of the WBC "Silver" title and if he's successful it will move him towards a potential showdown for the WBC world title at 115lbs, potentially against the winner of the upcoming match up between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada. For Magramo the bout will see him look to score his third win since the loss to Waseem, which hapened at Flyweight. Notably it will only be Magramo's second bout outside of the Philippines, and he is current 0-1 away from home, with the loss to Waseem coming in South Korea.
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