Earlier today in Moscow, Russia there was a show held by Patriot boxing. Whilst the card wasn't a massive one it was one with two very highly regarded Uzbek fighters involved.
One of those Uzbek's was former 2-time Uzbek amateur champion Lazizbek Mullajonov (1-0, 1) [Лазизбек Муллажонов], who made his professional record as he took on Alexander Stepanov (2-3, 1). Stepanov, a late replacement opponent. The bout, scheduled for 6 rounds, saw Mullajonov force the referee to step in and save Stepanov in the second round.
Following the bout Mullajonov stated that he would return to Uzbekistan on January 31st and begin his next training came on February 5th.
The other notable Uzbek fighter on the show was rising Light Heavyweight hopeful Rustam Tulaganov (4-0, 1) [Рустам Тўлаганов], who scored his latest win as he over-came Spanish based Colombian puncher Beibi Berrocal (17-8, 16). The bout went the scheduled 8 rounds and saw Tulaganov have too much of everything for Berrocal, apart from power. It's a shame in some ways that the talented Tulaganov has little in the way of stopping power, but he certainly has the skills, and we suspect he'll manage to knock on the door of a world title fight in the coming years.
Earlier today Sport.Uz reported that Uzbek Super Heavyweight amateur standout Lazizbek Mullajonov (0-0) will be kicking off his professional career on January 29th, with a bout in Moscow, Russia.
It's not just the when and where that we know for Mullajonov's debut but also his opponent, with the Uzbek set to take on Ukrainian born Russian Cruiserweight Igor Vilchitsky (4-2, 1), in a 6 round bout.
Although not a massive name in the unpaid ranks Mullajonov was a stellar amateur fight and won numerous tournaments. They include the Uzbek Amateur Championships and the 2017 Asian Youth Championships, where he was one of 5 Uzbek's to take home gold.
Despite still being a youngster Mullajonov is regarded as a very, very promising young fighter and that promise saw attract attention of Patriot Boxing, who have signed him to a promotional deal. It'll be Patriot who will be in charge of his debut, and will be looking to developed the talented youngster going forward.
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