Earlier today once beaten Uzbek hopeful Jamshidbek Najmitdinov (17-1, 14) [Жамшид Нажмиддинов] took to social media to state that his next bout was scheduled for September, though sadly he didn't reveal any specifics other than that he was intensifying his training.
Although not as well known internationally as the many of the Uzbek's based in the US Najmitdinov is some one who is worth making a note of and is very unlucky to not have a perfect record.
The hard hitting Light Welterweight began his career way back in 2013 and reeled off 10 straight wins before leaving Uzbekistan for the first, and so far only, time. Sadly for him he tasted the issues of being the away fighter, losing a very dubious decision to Ukrainian Viktor Postol in September 2017. Just 9 months later Postol gave the unbeaten Josh Taylor a tough bout in a contest for the WBC "Silver" Light Welterweight title, a contest that perhaps Najmitdinov had deserved, instead of Postol.
Sadly since that set back Najmitdinov has become part of the "who needs him?" Club and has reeled off 7 low profile wins, with 6 coming in Uzbekistan and one, in Kazakhstan. From those 7 wins, 6 have been by stoppage with the 5 all being opening round blowouts.
We're hoping that the bout in September will be a notable one for the 30 year old, who's career needs a shot in the arm if he's to get to get the meaningful fights that his talent deserves. Sadly time is ticking, and if he's going to continue fighting in Uzbekistan his options will, sadly, be very limited going forward.
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