New South Wales, Australia
This coming Wednesday our attention turns to Australia, where we see two unbeaten Kazakh fighters attempt to continue their climb through the rankings, in what look like a pair of pretty tough match ups.
One of those is unified minor champion Aidos Yerbossynuly (11-0, 8), who takes on the once beaten Rocky Jerkic (17-1, 13) in a bout for the WBA International Super Middleweight title. The unbeaten Yerbossynuly already others minor titles from the WBA, WBC and WBO and will be hoping to add to his collection of belts here, though will be in new territory. So far in his career he has fought in Ukraine, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan but will be the clear enemy here against the well liked Jerkic. The 31 year old Aussie was tipped for big things when he was 15-0 but a loss in 2017 to Anthony Buttigieg slowed his ascent up the rankings and it's really has seen him hit a brick wall with only a couple of bouts in the last 2 years. Yerbossynuly has the skills to win this, but he will need to remember he's on enemy soil.
The other Kazakh on this show is Nursultan Zhangabayev (7-0, 5) who takes on fellow unbeaten Steve Gago (11-0, 4). The Kazakh is one the more under-rated prospect from Central Asia and is someone who began his career in 10 round bouts in China of all places. His competition so far has been tough, he's proven a lot of things early on, but has had a bit of a stop-start career. This will be Zhangabayev's 8th bout since his October 2016 debut, but his 5th in 12 months and it finally appears that his career is building some much needed momentum. In Gago we have a very live Australian, who himself has picked up wins on the road, scoring victories in China and Macau in the last 12 months. Although Gago has more experience this is a step up for him, and is his toughest bout to date. Of those match ups this one is the most interesting, by far.