Earlier this month we reported that Aidos Yerbossynuly (14-0, 9) [Айдос Ербосынулы] was hoping to face WBO #15 ranked Super Middleweight Istvan Szili (24-2-2, 13) next time out, in a bout in Kazakhstan. Sadly however that bout will not be taking place, according to an article today on Vesti.kz.
The plan had been for Suliemen Promotions to have that bout in Atryau, Kazakhstan, in December. Sadly however Szili has decided not to take on the unbeaten Kazakh leaving Yerbossynuly's team searching for another opponent.
The plan still seems to be to get Yerbossynuly a top 15 ranked opponent, with the Kazakh hoping to increase his chances of getting a world title fight in the near future.
We last saw Yerbossynuly in the ring in the summer, when he beat Nuhu Lawal in Belarus, that was his first, and so far only, bout in 2020.
Interesting the December show will also be expected to feature fellow Kazakh hopeful Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-1, 5) [Жанабаев Нурсултан], who will be looking to bounce back from his first defeat.
Earlier this year we saw a notable upset, as the previously unbeaten Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-1, 5) [Жанабаев Нурсултан], from Kazakhstan, lost his unbeaten record in a massive surprise defeat to Sandy Messaoud (14-6-0-1, 1). Since then we've not seen or heard anything from Zhangabayev.
That was until today!
Today Kazakh website Vesti.Kz, have reported that Zhangabayev is looking to make his return to the ring in December in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
According to Vesti the Kazakh is currently in training, and is conducting a training camp to prepare for his comeback bout.
At the moment no details regarding an opponent are being reported, though a rematch with Messaoud would likely be considered by Zhangabayev, who lost a trio of regional titles to the Frenchman. Saying that however Zhangabayev was quite clearly the lesser man when the two fought in July and it would take a serious improvement for him to fight on even footing with MEssaoud.
Earlier this a number of bouts fell through due to the on going situation. Whilst some of those are very high profile bouts some were less notable but still very interesting ones. One such bout was the planned August 12th bout between Ryosuke Nishida (2-0, 1) [西田凌佑] and former world title challenger Shohei Omori (21-3, 16) [大森 将平].
The bout was cancelled, with the belief being that Nishida was forced to pull out of the contest. At the time he was one of a number of fighters at the Mutoh Gym who had bouts scheduled and then cancelled.
Today we were informed that that bout has now got a new date set, with the match up headlining "Boxing Beat 10" in Toyonaka City, on November 22nd.
On paper it is a massive step up in class for Nishida who has had 7 rounds of pro action since his debut around a year ago. He was a very solid amateur and the hope will be that he'll be too fresh and too hungry for Omori.
As for Omori he'll be hoping to get back to exciting best. He once looked like a star in the making, but has faltered in recent bouts, and there are question marks about what he still has to offer. At his best however he is a quick, powerful, heavy handed, and dangerous southpaw.
Sadly the rest of this card is pretty unremarkable, but this is a great main event, and fingers crossed it'll be picked for online distribution somewhere. It's a huge risk for Nishida, but a chance for him to make a major statement, whilst it's also a chance to Omori to give his career a much needed shot in the arm.
On November 3rd Ring Magazine and WBA Light Flyweight "Super" champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9) [京口 紘人] will be defending his titles against unbeaten Thai challenger Thanongsak Simsri (14-0, 12). Today Simsri had the chance to show what he could do, in an public work out.
Before we talk about the actual work out, lets just quickly talk about Simsri's last few weeks, which he spoke about in a press conference before working out.
The Thai fighter, who has been in Japan since October 7th, entered isolation when he arrived in the country. He spent two weeks in a condo for quarantining purposes along with his manager and his trainer, with the training being Suriyan Sor Rungvisai. During his quarantine he has been keeping busy with several hours of exercise a day, including shadow boxing and using an exercise bike. He's also had meals delivered to his room by Green Tsuda gym chairman Masaya Motoishi.
Simsri was allowed out for the first time yesterday, and explained that leaving the room was like a new life and one quote suggesting it was like heaven.
At today's work out he was asked how he regarded Kyoguchi, explaining that the champion was strong, with good stamina and good body punching, but seemed to suggest that he was the stronger fighter. When asked how the fight would go, he told the media to watch it on November 3rd.
As for the work out he spent 2 rounds sparring with Suriyan, a former WBC Super Flyweight champion who is known in Japan thanks to bouts against the likes of Yota Sato and Shinsuke Yamanaka. The sparring was somewhat light and weak, and it seemed like Simsri was deliberately hiding things, so that anyone scouting him couldn't get a total read on him. He then worked the mitts, and showed more glimpses of what he could do, though still seemed to be holding back.
Kyoguchi's trainer watched the session and seemed to be impressed by Simsri's speed and stamina, as well as his confidence. There is however a big difference between looking confident at a work out, and looking confident in a world title bout against one of the best small men in the sport.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
Earlier this week we reported that on November 6th we would be getting a vacant WBO Flyweight title bout between Junto Nakatani (20-0, 15) [中谷 潤人] and Giemel Magramo (24-1, 20).
Today that bout was officially announced, with all the details of the event now being confirmed! That includes the date, November 6th, and the venue, Korakuen Hall, as well as TV and ticketing information, which we'll discuss below.
For those wondering about any last minutes issues with travel, we are glad to report that Magramo is now in Japan, having arrived in the country yesterday, and he will remain in a hotel for his isolation period, before taking part in a number of pre-fight formalities.
The event will be shown live on both BS NTV, starting at 19:00 with that broadcast ending at 20:54, and G+, starting at 17:45 and running to 22:00 local time. For those without a premium TV set up, the event will also be shown, on tape delay, on NTV from 27:19 local time, so 3:19 on November 7th.
Sadly however there will be no tickets sold for the event, meaning that if you want to watch it, it will only be on TV.
The bout has been set to fill the vacancy left by Kosei Tanaka (15-0, 9) [田中恒成], who moved up in weight to challenger WBO Super Flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14) [井岡一翔], who are expected to clash on December 31st.
As previously reported the chief support bout will see Juiki Tatsuyoshi (13-0, 9) [辰吉寿以輝] battle Kazuhiro Imamura (2-0, 1) [今村和寛] in a mouth watering 8 round match up
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