Earlier today Kazakh website Vesti.kz reported that Kazakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (7-0, 7) [Дычко Иван] was targeting a March 1st bout.
Vesti have quoted Dychko's manager, Ziya Aliyev, as saying “Ivan, most likely, will fight on March 1. We are discussing this now,” (Translated) and added "The fight is likely to be six-round. The boxer has not played for a long time.” (also translated)
Sadly there are no details such as opponent being mentioned in the Kazakh press, and we dare suggest that it's unlikely ton be anyone too interesting, given that Dychko hasn't fought since stopping "Mo" Harris back in July, in 99 seconds.
Interestingly Dychko fought his first bout of 2018 in March, stopping Stephen Kirnon in 38 seconds, and despite that result opening the door to a busy year he would only fight twice more, taking out both Michael Marrone and the aforementioned Harris, both in the opening round.
To date Dychko, who turned professional in September 2017 with huge expectations, has fought a combined 11 rounds. He is yet to see the start of round 4 and is yet to show even a fraction of the potential he showed in the amateur ranks. His career has essentially been a huge disappointment, and at the age of 28 it really is now or never for the 2-time Olympian and 2-time World Amateur Championship silver medal winner.
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!