The past 24 hours or so have not been good one for Asian fighters on the road, with 3 losing in the around a day.
One of those to pick up a loss was Kazakh female fighter Aida Satybaldinova (5-2-1, 2), who lost in Mexico to Dayanna Gonzalez (4-2, 2). The 32 year old "Lady Sparta" showed all her limitations in the contest, which was held in Tijuana, and it's clear that whilst she has got some attention, notably from the Kazakh press, she doesn't have the skills or ability to qualify the attention she's had, and it's clear she isn't going to go far in her career.
Another to lose a decision was Joseph Ambo (9-2-1, 6), who lose a wide decision to Yanga Sigqibo (13-1-1, 3). The bout, for the WBO Inter-Continental Super Flyweight title saw Ambo being shut out on all 3 cards, losing 120-107 across the board. This bout, in Eastern Cape, really showed the limitations of the 22 year old Ambo, who is unlikely to be making any kind of a mark on the world stage in the coming years.
Sadly for for veteran Richie Mepranum (34-8-1, 9) he was unable to see the final bell as he retired after the 11th round of his bout with the unbeaten Lodumo Lamati (16-0-1, 10), at the Orient Theatre . The win for Lamati saw him claiming the IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight weight, and give Mepranum his 6th stoppage loss.
Last weekend Aida Satybaldinova (5-1-1, 2) [Сатыбалдинова Аида] scored her latest win, taking out the over-matched Veronica Valtierra (0-4) in the second round. Today details regarding her next bout were announced.
The once beaten Kazakh will be back in the ring on on March 15th in California, though her opponent is yet to be named.
Given the quality of opposition Satybaldinova has faced so far through her career, we're not expecting anyone too testing, though hopefully it will be a notable step up from Valtierra, who looked like she didn't belong in a boxing ring.
Sadly whilst we know what one notable female Kazakh is doing, everything has gone quiet on the Firuza Sharipova (9-1, 4) [фируза шарипова] front. In early January her manager was quoted as having had a deal close to agreed for her next fight, in March, but now that appears to have fallen through and it's very unclear on what she's doing with her career.
On Saturday night in Mexico fans were able to see Kazakh female hopeful Aida Satybaldinova (5-1-1, 2) [Сатыбалдинова Аида] record her latest win, as she stopped Mexican Veronica Valtierra (0-4) in the second round.
The Kazakh came forward throughout, backing up Valtierra, who looked like she hadn't really trained for a professional bout. The Mexican repeatedly walked herself on to the ropes as Satybaldinova came forward and unloaded shot after shot.
The Mexican survived the first round, which seemed a short round in fairness, but was dropped twice in round 2, taking the 10 count after the second knockdown.
Despite the win we do wonder what Satybaldinova's career ambition is. Her competition has been dreadful and yet she has received quite a bit of attention in the Kazakh media, so there may be some feeling that she doesn't need to face better competition to remain a media darling. However if she wants to fight for titles she will, eventually, have to face better opponents than she did here.
(Image courtesy of Satybaldinova's instagram)
Back in September Kazakh fighter Aida Satybaldinova (4-1-1, 1) [Сатыбалдинова Аида] travelled to Mexico to score her latest win. It's now been revealed that she's had an even bigger win, as her career has been made into a short documentary.
The film, "LADY SPARTA | профессиональный женский бокс в LA" or "Lady Sparta. Professional Women's Boxing in LA", can be seen below or on the youtube channel of kana beisekeyev.
The documentary, which has English subtitles, sees Aida talk about her career, her love of boxing and her life. It sees the fighter really open up and go through some genuinely emotional moments as she talks about her up bringing and her grandfather.
Whilst it's nothing massive it is well worth a watch and Kana has done a great job in getting this documentary filmed.
(Image courtesy of 24.kz)
Last night in Mexico fight fans had the chance to see Kazakh fighter Aida Satybaldinova (4-1-1, 1) [Сатыбалдинова Аида] bounce back from her first defeat.
The once beaten Kazakh fighter was taking on Mexican novice Veronica Valtierra (0-2) in Tijuana, and managed to score a second round stoppage of the 31 year old local.
Through the bout Satybaldinova was the aggressor and hammered the Mexican, who was stopped after taking a shellacking in the neutral corner. It seemed clear that the Kazakh wasn't just looking to bounce back with a win, but was looking for her first stoppage, which she got in exciting fashion.
Despite the win it's clear there is still a lot of work to do with the Kazakh, who is still defensively open, and we would suggest she doesn't rush into a rematch with Selina Barrios any time soon.
(Image courtesy of Satybaldinova's instagram)
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