Yesterday fight fans in Almaty had the chance to see promising Welterweight Zhankhozh Turarov (20-0, 14) [Жанкош Тураров] record one of his best wins to date as he over-came the heavy handed Isaac Aryee (24-9, 22), from Ghana, in 4 rounds.
The talented Kazakh, who has began to create a bit of buzz with hardcore fans, was expected to be given a test by the big punching Ayree in what was Turarov's first bout in Kazakhstan in almost 4 years. Instead he put on a controlled performance, looked relaxed through out and finished the bout in style breaking Ayree mentally before breaking him physically in the 4th round. A tired Ayree took a knee part way through the round before Turarov upped the tempo and finished his man with a beuatiful shot on the back foot, forcing the visitor to take a knee and be counted out rising.
Although not as established as some of his countrymen some in the know do seem to view turarov as one of the countrie's most promising fighters and with his relxed style, his counter punching ability and his heavy hands it is only going to be a matter of time before he gets into the world rankings and moves towards potential world title fights.
Sadly Ayree failed to do much of anything and was several levels below the Kazakh who looks ready for better tests going forward and should be looking at fringe level guys in 2017, rather than plodding along with his current level of competition.
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