One of those promising fighters was Kazakhstan's talented Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (1-0, 1) [Жанибек Алимханулы], who made his professional debut yesterday as he took on the experienced and heavy handed Milton Nunez (36-17-1, 29), of Colombia. Whilst it was a good test on paper the bout turned out to be rather one sided with the Kazakh needing less than a round to stop the Colombiam puncher, who was dropped several times in the opening 3 minutes before having the bout waved off.
Whilst we all know Alimkhanuly was a top amateur, and a medal winner at various major competitions, his professional debut was still impressive with the talented 23 year old showing a lot of class with his shot selection and movement. It wasn't a punch perfect performance but it was impressive and it's clear that he's going places. Strangely though the next time we see him in the ring it won't be as a professional, instead it will be in an amateur competition later this year and it seems like he's unsure if he's going to be a "professional" or an AIBA fighter going forward.