Earlier today it was revealed that Uzbek Lightweight hopeful Ravshanbek Umurzakov (6-0, 5) [Ravshanbek Umurzoqovning] would be back in action on February 22nd in Ekaterinburg.
The unbeaten Uzbek, who was last seen stopping Kelly Figueroa in 6 rounds, will be up against Filipino foe Rimar Metuda (12-4-1, 7). in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds.
The touted Uzbek made an impressive start to his career, scoring opening round wins in his couple of bouts before stepping up in class and taking care of the then 5-0 Merab Turkadze in 4 rounds and Eden Sonsona, in just 58 seconds.
Metuda, a 24 year old from the Philippines, has never been stopped in his 17 fight career, and actually fought to a draw with Nihito Arakawa last year though is yet to pick up a win outside of the Philippines, with notable losses on Russian soil against Mirzhan Zhaxylykov and Isa Chaniev.
Notably this card will feature a number of other Asian fighters on it, including Stanislav Kalitskiy (6-0, 3) [Станислав Калицкий] and Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (12-0, 8) [Мухаммадхуча Якубов]
Yesterday in Ekateringburg, Russia we had the second set of bouts from Season 2 of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS). On that card fans also got the chance to see Kazakh prospect Stanislav Kalitskiy (6-0, 3) [Станислав Калицкий] score his best win to date, as he took a very notable step up in class.
The unbeaten Kazakh was up against the well travelled Filipino Jestoni Autida (11-10, 5) and took a unanimous decision over the 27 year old from the Philippines.
The 21 year old Kalitskiy only made his debut in September 2017 but is being kept busy and has now gone 22 rounds as a professional whilst fighting in. Yesterday's bout was a clear step up in class but to have a win over Autida at this stage is pretty impressive.
Sadly for the Filipino , who upset Ratchasak KKP in 2015, this is his third straight loss and 7th defeat in 9 bouts. The problem for Autida is that he really has no right fighting at 130lbs, like he did yesterday. If he can drop a few divisions and fight at a better weight there is a chance he can bounce back and score some wins on the regional scene.
(Image courtesy of RCC Promotions)
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