Back in 2016 we saw Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (2-0, 1) [Жанибек Алимханулы] make his professional debut, though he did then head back to fighting as an amateur again before fighting his second professional bout towards the end of last year.
It seemed unclear what Alimkhanuly was going to be doing with his career. Was he going to be a professional or an amateur?
According to Kazakh sources a decision has finally been made and the 2013 World Amateur Champion has hung up the vest, finally leaving the amateru scene behind him.
At the moment it's unclear when, or even if, Alimkhanuly will return to the ring ring as a professional, though reports in Kazakhstan do seem to suggest it could be sooner rather than later.
He has reportedly thanked his amateur team for their work but stated he has no intention to fight as amateur again. The respect between him and the team was shown by them wishing him well, and hopefully we'll see him grace the ring against in the near future, as he real is a sensational talent, and will be a great addition to the professional ranks.
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