It's fair to say that US based Kazakh Dimash Niyazov (13-1-3, 6) [Димаш Ниязов] isn't a big name fighter, and in regards to boxing he's not fought in over 2 years. Despite that he has been in the news over the last few days for a rather interesting protest he's taking part in.
Niyazaov, who currently lives in New York and currently works as a full time police officer, has organised a rally against the second Borat movie in Times Square, protesting the movie and it's portrayal of Kazakhstan.
Niyazov was quoted by tengrinews.kz yesterday as stating:
“At first, many passers-by did not understand what was at stake. They thought it was just a movie, but they did not understand why we were protesting. And many came up, asked, took pictures, and we explained to them that this film humiliated our culture and our people, our country. And they realized that "Borat" was a fake, and supported us in this. In general, I think the rally had a positive effect,
The movie is set to be released later this month on Amazon prime and is a sequel to the 2006 movie that saw Sacha Baron Cohen play the role of Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev. Reportedly the movie will see the titular character investigate politics in the US ahead of the presidential elections, and see him fight the coronavirus pandemic with a frying pan.
(Image below - instagram.com/dimash.niyazov)
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