Earlier today Vesti.kz spoke to Ziya Aliyev, the manager of Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (9-0, 9) [Дычко Иван], who reported the plans for the now 30 year old Kazakh.
Dychko, who hasn't fought since scoring a 2nd round KO win over Nate Heaven in July 2019, has been offered two dates and Aliyev appears to have confirmed that Dychko will be taking both.
The first of those will be in February, in Miami, and the second will be in March, in either Texas or Arizona. Sadly however no specific details about what date, opponents or who the promoter of the shows will be was released.
What is mentioned in the article is that the February bout will be regarded as a "warm up" bout and it's implied that the March bout is a more serious one.
As we write this Dychko isn't currently in the US, though will get there on January 19th to begin a training camp for the February bout.
Interestingly Boxrec do currently have 1 show scheduled for Miami in February, and that's a card on February 20th at the Doubletree Miamimart Hotel. That may, potentially, be the show for the Miami bout, though again nothing was announced or confirmed.
Likewise there is also a single show on Boxrec for March in Arizona, with that being a March 10th show at Tradiciones in Phoenix, Arizona. Though like the Miami show this may not be the one that Dychko will be on.
Given various other dates that have fallen through for Dychko in the past it's hard to get too excited about the former amateur standout. It's a shame, as he turned professional with huge expectation on his shoulders but has already fallen well behind the likes of Joe Joyce and Tony Yoka, who also claimed Olympic medals at Super Heavyweight in the 2016 Rio Olmypics.
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