Just moments ago we had the pleasure to see 2016 Olympic Gold medal winner Hasanboy Dusmatov (2-0, 2) [Ҳасанбой Дўсматов] fight in his second professional bout. Sadly however it wasn't much of a fight for Dusmatov who was in more of a cameo than anything else.
The talented Uzbek had seen 2 opponents pull out before he even stepped into the ring, and as a result it was the debuting Oldijon Soldinikov (0-1) stood opposite Dusmatov. Sadly it was obvious from the very early moments that this was a mismatch and it didn't take long for Dusmatov to score the first knockdown of the fight.
A second knockdown came soon afterwards, then a third and a fourth. Forcing the referee to wave off the bout with seconds of the opening round left.
This was a blink and you miss it performance by Dusmatov, who will certainly want to be busier in 2021 than he was this year, with this being his sole bout of the year.
Despite the short duration of the bout Dusmatov looked razor sharp, heavy handed, calm, collected and like a man who was doing a professional job on someone he knew didn't belong in the ring with him. Fingers crossed the next opponent will be more of a test for the exceptionally talented 27 year old Southpaw.
Press-release SALITA PROMOTIONS TO LIVESTREAM FREE HOLIDAY MATINEE OF RUSSIAN BOXING TOMORROW, THUR., DEC. 24,AT 1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT, ONSALITA PROMOTIONS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Terentyev vs. Plotnikov for WBA Asia Middleweight Championship in Main Event; Olympic Gold Medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov
in Second Pro Fight
This Thursday, December 24, at 1:30 pm ET (10:30 am PT), Salita Promotions will livestream a 19-fight afternoon matinee of international boxing on their popular YOUTUBE CHANNEL, free of charge from the Soviet Wings Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia.
The marathon boxing event, presented by Shamo Boxing in association with Salita Promotions, will feature a rugged 10-round battle for the WBA Asia Middleweight Championship between Saint Petersburg southpaw Evgeny Terentyev (16-3-0, 8 KOs) and Ukrainian veteran Viktor Plotnikov (33-9, 15 KOs) in the main-event.
In just his fourth fight, super middleweight prospect Pavel Siliyagin (4-0-0, 2 KOs) from Novosibirsk, Russia, will face 54-fight veteran Siarhei Khamitski (32-19-2, 14 KOs) from Minsk, Belarus, in the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds.
WBO #7 and IBF #8 bantamweight Nikolai Potapov (21-2-1, 11 KOs), of Podolsk, Russia, now residing Brooklyn, will return to the ring to take on Ukrainian contender Oleksandr Hryshchuk (16-2-1, 6 KOs) of Bilytske, Ukraine.
Just three fights into his pro career, Ruza, Russia’s undefeated Valery Oganisyan (3-0, 2 KOs) will take on capable Gelendzhik, Russia, veteran Dmitry Mikhaylenko (23-7, 10 KOs) for the Russian Super Lightweight Championship.
And in a special attraction, a definite prospect to watch, 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov (1-0, 1 KO) from Andijan, Uzbekistan, will face Russia’s Mirzamuhammad Mutalibov (1-2) from Novokuznetsk.
“I am honored to bring one of the last fight cards of the year to our worldwide YOUTUBE CHANNEL audience,” said promoter Dmitriy Salita. The show is going to showcase world-class fighters from every level of the developmental landscape – from Olympic Gold Medalist Hasanboy to one of the best bantamweights in the world, Nikolai Potapov.”
Calling the action in English for the above five featured fights will be Canada’s Corey Erdman, a commentary veteran for ESPN, NBC, CBS, SpikeTV, BoxNation, DAZN and SNY, as well as UFC Fight Pass' recurring series Broadway Boxing. Erdman is also a lead columnist for Boxing Scene, and a regular combat sports contributor to VICE.
"I'm excited to be a part of delivering the holiday gift of live boxing to everyone this year," said Erdman. “It's great to see Nikolai Potapov back in action, and perhaps becoming a factor in the bantamweight division. Fans who follow amateur boxing are obviously excited to see Hasanboy Dusmatov's second pro fight as well. With his pedigree, I'm sure it won't be long before we're talking about him in the world title picture.”
The livestream is part of Salita Promotions’ ever-expanding YOUTUBE CHANNEL, that already offers thousands of hours of past fights from many of the biggest names in boxing, free of charge, and attracts more than 5 million monthly views with 138,000 subscribers and hundreds of thousands of daily viewers.
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Earlier today our good friend Jalol Akhmedov informed us that Uzbek amateur standout, and 2016 Olympic gold meal winner, Hasanboy Dusmatov (1-0, 1) had revealed he would be back in the ring as a professional later this year, and will take on an unbeaten opponent, as he looks to move towards a major title fight in the near future.
In the opposite corner to the talented Uzbek will be unbeaten Russian Super Flyweight Artem Tkachenko (5-0, 3) a 29 year old who turned professional in 2018, and has so far faced incredibly poor competition. In fact only 1 of his 5 opponents so far has so far even had a win to their name.
Interestingly Dusmatov will be moving up in weight for this bout, which will take place at Super Flyweight, the natural weight of the Russian fighter.
Dusmatov is likely to be the much smaller man here, but the much, much more talented, and we suspect he'll be hoping to go a few rounds and shake some ring rust following a frustrating 2020 that has seen him out of the ring for over a year now. He needs ring time, and it seems to make sense to get some rounds here.
This past weekend we saw 2016 Olympic gold medal winner Hasanboy Dusmatov (1-0, 1) [Ҳасанбой Дўсматов] make his professional debut, stopping Mexican teenager Jesus Cervantes Villanueva (9-8, 5) in 2 rounds. Following that win Dusmatov spoke to members of the Uzbek press, and revealed his plans going forward.
The immediate plan for Dusmatov is to head back to Uzbekistan until the new year before returning to the US, to fight in either January or February.
The longer term plan is to then begin a pursuit of WBA Minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (20-0, 7), who he hopes to fight in his 3rd or 4th bout.
According to Olamsport, who he had the interview with, the hope is to land that world title fight before the end of 2020, which if it's only going to be in his 3rd or 4th fight shouldn't be an issue. It should be even less of an issue given that his management have reportedly already reached out with the Thai's team.
With his amateur credentials and ambition it's hard to not be excited about Dusmatov, and fingers crossed he can race away to a world title, though there will be real competition for a shot at Knockout given their are a number of fast tracked young fighters who will all be jostling for a title fight in 2020.
(Image courtesy of Olamsport)
It's been incredibly frustrating trying to get excited about the debut of 2016 Olympic gold medal winner Hasanboy Dusmatov (1-0, 1) [Ҳасанбой Дўсматов]. He was originally scheduled to debut on November 30th, then November 8th and in the end it was becoming more and more annoying to follow the latest twist in the saga than to actually get excited about the 26 Uzbek.
Despite all the twists and turns Dusmatov did, finally, make his professional debut yesterday, doing so against Mexican teenager Jesus Cervantes Villanueva (9-8, 5) in Guanajuato, Mexico, in a bout streamed live on the Golden Boy Promotions facebook page.
The talented Uzbek looked razor sharp from the opening bell, and applied pressure to the teenager who looked out of his depth from the off. To his credit Villanueva did try show some good defense, often making Dusmatov miss, but offered little in terms of offense, and failed to make Dusmatov pay when he over-committed.
After easily winning the opening round Dusmatov continued to press in round 2 and finally had the big break through he was looking for with a left hand to the body. The shot sent Villanueva down, and he spat out his gumshield in agony before taking the 10 count.
Although Dusmatov won, and barely broke a sweat doing so, we did feel he was rather left hand happy, and we would have liked to have seen more of his jab. His opponent offered very, very little and we understand the need to get an easy win but we really do hope he doesn't waste too much time at this type of level. He has such a strong amateur background that he could, and should, be moved aggressively in the next year or two.
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