Earlier today Kazakh news sources reported that tough Kazakh veteran Alexandr Zhuravskiy (13-6-1, 11) [Александр Журавский] would be back in action on August 10th for a bout in Russian against the once beaten Khuseyn Baysangurov (16-1, 14).
Although not a very well known fighter Zhuravskiy is an upset minded fighter who always gives his all and is very much capable of being a banana skin at this level.
The 35 year old Kazakh enters the bout without a win since September 2016, during which he has gone 0-4-1. Those losses however include razor thin decision defeats to uneaten fighters Stephen Danyo and Jasur Akhmadjonov and he also gave very credible efforts in losses to Mohammad Rabii and Roarke Knapp. His form might not show it but he is not an easy out for anyone, and was very unlucky not to pick up a win in June 2019 against Boyd Allen.
The 25 year old Baysangurov was a former amateur stand out, winning gold at the 2012 AIBA Youth Championships, and won his first 14 bouts as a professional. In December 2018 he suffered a loss to Aram Amirkhanyan but has since bounce back with a couple of easy wins. He'll be looking for another victory here, but will have to work hard for it against the very under-rated Zhuravskiy.
Although the bout is certainly not a huge one we are fans of Zhuravskiy and like his attitude, even when the decks seemed stacked against him, and he will certainly make this a lot more interesting than fans may assume going off just his record.
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