There are few fighters, in recent history, with a career as frustrating as that of Kazakh Heavyweight hopeful Ivan Dychko (9-0, 9) [Дычко Иван]. The hard hitting former amateur standout, who made his debut way back in September 2017, was tipped to be a star but has seen time passing by whilst he's been out of the ring.
Whilst not fighting in recent months can be explained by the current on going global situation Dychko hasn't fought since July 2019, and that was a quick win over Nate Heaven. A month later he turned 29 and has been out of the ring for 10 months. He had been pencilled in for bouts in October and December last year, but they never came to fruition, as more time was wasted in his career.
Earlier this week Vesti.kz managed to speak with Zia Aliyev, Dychko's manager, who have quoted Aliyev as telling them:
"Soon, very soon there will be good news. We’ll hear about him. Now, anyway, no shows will be held. Ivan will return to the ring when everything is restored at least partially. I’m talking about boxing,"
Given how much time has gone by since Dychko was a top amateur and where he stands now he's certainly not going in the right way and is very much a frustrating fighter. Hopefully after the on going situation calms down, and Dychko can get back in the ring we do see him kicking off his career properly and making up for lost time.
Sadly, though given the amount of dates that Dychko has seen fall by the wayside, it's hard to really be confident when the talented Kazakh will fight again.
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