Yesterday Suleimen promotions announced the next bout for the unbeaten and world ranked Kazakh Aidos Yerbossynuly (15-0, 10) [Айдос Ербосынулы] and it's a pretty interesting one as he goes up against a fellow unbeaten Evgeny Shvedenko (15-0, 6). Not only was the match up announced but so to were the details of the bout.
Suleimen revealed that the bout will be staged in Karlsruhe, Germany, on April 17th and will act as an IBF Super Middleweight world title eliminator, with the winner reportedly set to be the mandatory challenger for Caleb Plant. The eliminator status of the bout shouldn't be much of a surprise, give that the fighters are ranked #3, Shvedenko, and #4, Yerbossynuly, by the IBF.
The 29 year old Kazakh has been a professional since 2015 and has moved through the Super Middleweight rankings swiftly, due to wins over the likes of Lukas Ndafoluma, Rocky Jerkic, Nuhu Lawal and Issah Samir. Although a talented fighter Yerbossynuly has got a lot of question marks about his chin, and he has been down several times during his 15 fight career.
Shvedenko, who is 30, also debuted in 2015 and has also picked up some solid, if some what over-looked, wins against the likes of Nadjib Mohammedi, Nuhu Lawal and Artur Osipov. Notably he has home advantage and we dare say that if he wins here he will become one of the main focal points for the struggling German boxing scene, which was once a powerhouse of European boxing.
As for the rest of the bouts on the card, they have yet to be announced at the time of writing. Interestingly however it does appear to be a Suleimen promoted event, suggesting that some other top Kazakh hopesful could be in action.
Yesterday in Kazakhstan local promoter Suleimen Promotions put on a 5 bout card in the capital city of Nur-Sultan. The show wasn't a big one, but did have some intriguing looking match ups, especially for some of the highly regarded Kazakh prospects on the show, who seemed to be in surprisingly risky bouts for fighters with only 1 or 2 professional bouts to their name.
Despite the risks the show seemingly paid off for Suleimen with all 5 Kazakh locals picking up wins.
One of the novice prospects on the card was Heavyweight hopeful Danila Semenov (2-0, 1) [Данила Семенов ] who took a 6 round decision victory over Abraham Tabul (17-5-1, 14), from Ghana. Tabul, who had been stopped in 3 of his previous 4, did show some flaws with Semenov, but in just his second fight that was to be expected and fingers crossed the experience of this bout will serve the Kazakh well in the long run.
Another fighting picking up their second professional win was Bekzad Nurdauletov (2-0, 1), who took a 6 round decision over 40 year old Nigerian Kabiru Towolawi (13-3, 10). The talented Nurdauletov, who has booked his place at the Tokyo Olympics, looked very comfortable in control throughout this one, but perhaps could have done more. He was never in any trouble and, like Semenov, the rounds will do him favours. To his credit however Towolawi is a tough nut to crack and recently went 10 rounds with the hard hitting Olanrewaju Durodola, so going the distance with him is nothing to hold against Nurdauletov.
The exceptionally talented Bek Nurmaganbet (3-0, 2) [Бек Нурмаганбет] scored a weak looking stoppage in the 6th round as he took on Emmanuel Danso (32-6, 26), the bout had been one-sided though, to his credit, Danso was giving an honest effort. In the final moments of of the bout the referee stepped in and waved off the bout giving the local the TKO victory. For Nurmaganbet, the 2019 Asian Amateur Champion, this was a good, solid performance, whilst the stoppage was soft there was no doubting that the local had dominated the fight. As for Danso this is his 5th stoppage loss, though he did go 10 rounds with Fanlong Meng a few years ago and didn't look particularly chinny here.
On paper the most interesting bout, for us, was a match up between Yevgeniy Pavlov (3-0, 2) [Евгений Павлов] and Alie Laurel (18-5-1, 11), and this proved to be a better bout than some of the others on the card, with Laurel trying to make a fight of things. In the end however Pavlov was too busy and too accurate for the Filipino, who lost a clear 6 round decision. This served as a decent test for Pavlov, who stopped his first 2 foes, both in round 2, and the 6 rounds will again do him the world of good. As for Laurel this is a fifth career loss, and ended a 6 fight unbeaten run.
The main event saw the world ranked Aidos Yerbossynuly (15-0, 10) [Айдос Ербосынулы] retain his various collection of titles as he stopped Issah Samir (19-1, 16), from Ghana, in the third round. The local man pressed a lot early on, and Samir was dropped in round 3. On paper this looked and interesting bout, but in reality Samir was well and truly out of his depth and had no real chance against the Kazakh, who will be hoping for bigger and better things in 2021.
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.
We've known for a while that Kazakh promotional outfit Suleimen Promotions were looking to host an event in Atyrau, Kazakhstan before the year was over, and now it appears we know when that show will be taking place!
Earlier today the company took to social media to announce that the show was now set for October 31st and will take place behind closed doors at a venue in Atyrau. As well the date being announced we also now know 3 of the fighters on the show, all of which are Kazakh fighters under the Suleimen banner.
the fights confirmed for this show will be a debuting trio, including world amateur champion Bekzat Nurdauletov [Бекзад Нурдаулетов], the talented Danila Semenov [Данила Семенов] and the very highly touted Ablaikhan Zhussupov [Абылайхан Жусупов], who has twice won Bronze at the World Amateur Championships.
Sadly none of the debutants have had their opponents named, but all 3 are expected to be matched relatively softly.
It's worth noting that Nurdauletov and Zhussupov are reportedly going to head back to the amateurs after this bout, to compete in the Tokyo Olympics next year, before potentially committing to the professional ranks after the games.
Despite fans not being allowed to attend the event they will be able to watch the show, with Khabar TV set to broadcast the event in Kazakhstan.
Earlier today Vesti.kz reported that Aidos Yerbossynuly (14-0, 9) [Айдос Ербосынулы] may well have found the opponent for his next bout.
According to Vesti.kz a source close to the event have revealed that Yerbossynuly's team is in talks with WBO #15 ranked Super Middleweight Istvan Szili (24-2-2, 13), a 37 year old fighter from Hungary.
If the fight is made the unbeaten Kazakh would be defending his WBC Asia, WBA International and WBO Global Super Middleweight titles against Szili in December.
At the moment the full details of the show it would be on aren't known. What is known that the bout would be staged on a Suleimen Promotions event in Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Though won't take place until Suleimen have been giving permission from the local authorities, which is what is holding up the announcement of "when" the show will be.
If this bout takes place this year it would be Yerbossynuly's second of 2020, and would follow his July win over Nuhu Lawal in Belarus. Szili would also be fighting for the second time this year, and he would be looking to build on a huge upset win over Jayde Mitchell from back in February, for the WBO Oriental title.
Interestingly, in 2016, Szili was actually stopped in a Middleweight bout by the aforementioned Nuhu Lawal, but has gone 5-0 (4) since then, after moving up to Super Middleweight.
As well as Yerbossynuly the card is also expected to feature Yeveniy Pavlov (1-0, 1) [Евгения Павлова] and Bek Nurmaganbet (1-0, 1) [Бек Нурмаганбет], both looking for their second professional wins, and the debuts of talented amateurs Danila Semenov [Данила Семенов] and Ablaikhan Zhussupov [Абылайхан Жусупов], who many in Kazakhstan are tipping as one of the brightest hopes the country has for the Tokyo Olmypics.
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