Earlier today Kazakh news site posted a number of comments from boxing manager Ziya Aliyev, who is in charge of Ivan Dychko (9-0, 9) [Дычко Иван] and Daniyar Yeleussinov (9-0, 5) [Данияр Маратұлы Елеусінов]. A number of those comments seemed really interesting and could well be a sign that Aliyev is in the market for more top Kazakh fighters.
Among the fighters mentioned was that world amateur champion Bekzat Nurdauletov [Бекзад Нурдаулетов], who Aliyev seemed to suggest was ready for the pro's and seemed to be a very big fan of.
Aliyev is also quoted as stating he would like to see Vassiliy Levit [Левит Василий] and Abilkhan Amankul [Аманкул Абильхан] turning professional.
It's unclear whether the comments are meant to suggest that he's actively pursuing the trio or more talking opening about amateurs in Kazakhstan who he'd like to see turn professional, but it's still interesting that he's mentioned the names and has got great connections in professional boxing.
From the trio mentioned the general feeling seems to be that Levit has left it too late, though he could be fast tracked, the other two however could end up with a lot of people chasing them for their signatures either later this year, or after the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
It's fair to say that almost all fighters have big ambitions and that a very good number of fighters want to aim at the top. Not all reach the pinnacle of the sport, but most who turn professional after a very strong amateur career have the ambition to prove themselves.
One fighter who recently spoke to the Kazakh press about his ambition is Ivan Dychko (9-0, 9) [Дычко Иван], who turned professional with massive expectations on his shoulders but has failed, so far, to deliver.
Earlier this week Dychko spoke to Vest.kz and explained: [Note this has been roughly translated]
“Now I have a simple 9-0 record, but when I resume my career, I would like to bring it to 15-0. I will pass test fights in six, eight or ten rounds, and then you can already box with pre-top opponents. With names is Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24), Mariusz Wach (35-6,19) and Dillian White (27-1,18 ).
they have to win, and then go to the Champions - Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21) and Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21), and I probably would have fought with Tyson first. ... You can try it from 13-0, but it all depends on the training process and the organization of the whole thing"
Interestingly Vesti.kz have now got an article with Dychko's manager Ziya Aliyev, who has stated that there are some "very good changes" to something in relation to Dychko's career. He also explained that Dychko is wanting to fight the bigger names not for the money, but due to their styles.
At the moment it's fair to say that Dychko's career has been disappointing, and given his current inactivity, even before the current situation, there's a good chance we won't see him reach 15-0 for another few years.
Fingers crossed Dychko and his team do turn his career around, but at the moment it very much feels like more hot air in the Kazakh press for one of the men we were really excited about when he turned professional way back in September 2020.
There are few fighters, in recent history, with a career as frustrating as that of Kazakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (9-0, 9) [Дычко Иван]. The hard hitting former amateur standout, who made his debut way back in September 2017, was tipped to be a star but has seen time passing by whilst he's been out of the ring.
Whilst not fighting in recent months can be explained by the current on going global situation Dychko hasn't fought since July 2019, and that was a quick win over Nate Heaven. A month later he turned 29 and has been out of the ring for 10 months. He had been pencilled in for bouts in October and December last year, but they never came to fruition, as more time was wasted in his career.
Earlier this week Vesti.kz managed to speak with Zia Aliyev, Dychko's manager, who have quoted Aliyev as telling them:
"Soon, very soon there will be good news. We’ll hear about him. Now, anyway, no shows will be held. Ivan will return to the ring when everything is restored at least partially. I’m talking about boxing,"
Given how much time has gone by since Dychko was a top amateur and where he stands now he's certainly not going in the right way and is very much a frustrating fighter. Hopefully after the on going situation calms down, and Dychko can get back in the ring we do see him kicking off his career properly and making up for lost time.
Sadly, though given the amount of dates that Dychko has seen fall by the wayside, it's hard to really be confident when the talented Kazakh will fight again.
The ever frustrating career of unbeaten Kzakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (9-0, 9) [Дычко Иван] really has continued to frustrate and antagonise through 2019. He has had a continued low level of competition and bouts fall through, as he had in 2018, with proposed October dates falling through.
Now it seems like the hope is for Dychko to fight before the year is out, but details are very fluffy and nothing concrete appears to have been set in stone.
Vesti have reported that Dychko's manager Ziya Aliyev has told them that “Negotiations are underway,” for his next bout.
From what Vesti have reported the hope is for Dychko to fight in either November or December, in what could be a 10 round, though given the short notice it's hard to imagine Dychko getting any sort of testing opponent.
If Dychko does get a bout slipped into the next few weeks it would be his third bout this year, and would follow up wins against Ray Austin and Nate Heaven.
(Image courtesy of the Heavyweight Factory)
Yesterday Kazakh sources reported that unbeaten Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (9-0, 9) [Дычко Иван] was planning to be back in action on either October 24th or October 26th.
The full details weren't made totally clear, and he seemingly has no opponent set for the date, but it's nice to see he is targeting a fight in the coming weeks.
After fighting 4 times in the first 4 months of his career Dychko's inactivity has dropped off massively, with 3 bouts in 2018, none of which lasted more than a round, and just 2 fights already this year. Sadly it's not only been his activity but also the quality of opposition that has come under question with Dychko's best win coming against a 38 year old Ray Austin back in May. That was a Ray Austin who was fighting at a career heaviest and had fought just 6 rounds in the previous 2 years, and as mentioned was 48.
Compared to the other medal winners from the Super Heavyweight division at the 2016 Olympics Dychko's development does seem to be the slowest and the least impressive so far. Fingers crossed that changes soon.
(Image courtesy of the Heavyweigth Factory)
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