Earlier this month we reported that Aidos Yerbossynuly (14-0, 9) [Айдос Ербосынулы] was hoping to face WBO #15 ranked Super Middleweight Istvan Szili (24-2-2, 13) next time out, in a bout in Kazakhstan. Sadly however that bout will not be taking place, according to an article today on Vesti.kz.
The plan had been for Suliemen Promotions to have that bout in Atryau, Kazakhstan, in December. Sadly however Szili has decided not to take on the unbeaten Kazakh leaving Yerbossynuly's team searching for another opponent.
The plan still seems to be to get Yerbossynuly a top 15 ranked opponent, with the Kazakh hoping to increase his chances of getting a world title fight in the near future.
We last saw Yerbossynuly in the ring in the summer, when he beat Nuhu Lawal in Belarus, that was his first, and so far only, bout in 2020.
Interesting the December show will also be expected to feature fellow Kazakh hopeful Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-1, 5) [Жанабаев Нурсултан], who will be looking to bounce back from his first defeat.
Earlier this year we saw a notable upset, as the previously unbeaten Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-1, 5) [Жанабаев Нурсултан], from Kazakhstan, lost his unbeaten record in a massive surprise defeat to Sandy Messaoud (14-6-0-1, 1). Since then we've not seen or heard anything from Zhangabayev.
That was until today!
Today Kazakh website Vesti.Kz, have reported that Zhangabayev is looking to make his return to the ring in December in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
According to Vesti the Kazakh is currently in training, and is conducting a training camp to prepare for his comeback bout.
At the moment no details regarding an opponent are being reported, though a rematch with Messaoud would likely be considered by Zhangabayev, who lost a trio of regional titles to the Frenchman. Saying that however Zhangabayev was quite clearly the lesser man when the two fought in July and it would take a serious improvement for him to fight on even footing with MEssaoud.
Earlier today in Minsk there was a card put on by Suleimen Promotions. The event was one that was easy to over-look, despite the debut of a very talented and touted Kazakh prospect.
Despite most of the show going the way that we have expected there was a major upset on the show as world ranked Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-1, 5) [Жанабаев Нурсултан] suffered his first professional defeat.
Entering the bout against Sandy Messaoud (14-6-0-1, 1) we had assumed Zhangabayev would be too good, and would continue to climb up the world rankings. Entering the bout he was ranked #7 by the WBA and IBF, and #15 by the WBO. We had assumed wrong.
From the first round Messaoud was finding the Kazakh with alarming ease and despite being a non-puncher he dropped Zhangabayev in round 2 with a clean southpaw left hand. Messaoud continued to build on his success with a busy southpaw jab and intelligent movement. He was making Zhangabayev miss, and countered wonderfully, whilst using his height really well.
Things got worse for Zhangabayev when he suffered a cut, and that cut eventually took us to the scorecards for a technical decision, in round 7.
Sadly for Zhangabayev the early knockdown, and the poor start cost him, with Messaoud taking the technical decision, and the massive upset win.
With the loss Zhangabayev losses regional titles from the WBA, IBF and WBO and has his career set back in a huge way. For Messaoud this is a 6th straight win, his biggest by far, and came in his first bout outside of France.
Last week Suleimen Promotions announced a show set for July 26th in Minsk. At the time they announced a couple of debutants set for the card, though didn't reveal their opponents, who weren't named until today.
The debutants in question were Yeveniy Pavlov [Евгения Павлова] and the very highly regarded Bek Nurmaganbet [Бек Нурмаганбет].
Today Pavlov's opponent for the show has been named as Georgian southpaw Jaba Memishishi (8-13, 1). Whilst we would have hoped for someone slightly better for Pavlov, it is interesting to look at some of the fighters that Memishishi has been in with.
The Georgian has shared the ring with the likes of Vicent Legrand, who is eyeing up a potential world title fight, recent world title challenger Anthony Settoul, former world title challenger Thomas Mason and the UK's divisive Prince Patel, who could only manage a 6 round decision over him. Coming in he has lost his last 6 with 3 of those losses coming inside the distance.
On paper the 22 year old Nurmaganbet is facing an equally limited fighter, as he takes on Zura Mekereshvili (11-23-1, 7), also from Georgia. Whilst Mekereshvili is also limited he has got a bit of momentum coming into this bout, having avoided defeat in his last 3, and he's only been stopped in 5 of his 23 losses.
In reality we expect to see stoppages from both Pavlov and Nurmaganbet, who are both expected to be moved relatively quickly, following in the footsteps of stablemates Aidos Yerbossynuly (13-0, 9) [Айдос Ербосынулы] and Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-0, 5) [Жанабаев Нурсултан], who will be in the main event and chief support bouts.
Earlier today Suleimen Promotions announced their next show, which will take place on July 26th in Minsk, Belarus. The card isn't a big one, though few are at the moment, but it will have a number of talking points, even if the details of the specific bouts are scarce.
The main event of the card will see world ranked Kazakh Aidos Yerbossynuly (13-0, 9) [Айдос Ербосынулы] defending his various collection of minor titles as he takes on German based Nigerian veteran Nuhu Lawal (27-6, 15).
Another notable fighter on this show is fellow minor title holder Nursultan Zhangabayev (8-0, 5) [Жанабаев Нурсултан], though his opponent for the card has not yet been named.
Another unbeaten Kazakh on the card will be Nursultan Amanzholov (2-0, 1) [Нурсултан Аманжолов].
Arguably the most interesting parts of this card are the two debutants, Yeveniy Pavlov [Евгения Павлова] and the very highly regarded Bek Nurmaganbet [Бек Нурмаганбет], who is being tipped as one of the brightest hopes in Kazakhstan.
The show, which we expect will have all the bouts confirmed in the coming days, will be aired in Kazakhstan on Khabar.
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