Tynyshpayev Academy of Transport and Communications, Almaty, Kazakhstan
This coming Tuesday in Kazakhstan fight fans will be able to see an array of promising talent in action, though for the most part their opponents are nothing to be excited about and will not be regarded as hugely testing.
One of the promising youngsters is the unbeaten Nurdos Tolebay (6-0, 4), who has looked impressive so far though does need to step up sooner rather than later. He'll be in one of the main bouts on this show as he faces off with novice opponent Nauryzgali Nurmukhametov (1-0, 1), who debuted in September against a fellow debutant in a bout that lasted just a round. Tolebay has shown a lot to like, and the 20 year old clearly has the potential to go a long way, but we really ned to see him being tested sooner rather than later, and to us this doesn't seem likely to be much of a test.
Another brilliant youngster on this show is Talgat Shayken (5-0, 3), who will be expected to pick up a 6th straight win as he takes on limited 42 year old Omar Marabayev (1-9). This should be a very, very easy win for Shayken, who looks like a star in the making at the age of 21, but we wouldn't be surprised to see this one go a few rounds as Marabayev is not known for falling over, and has only been stopped by Magomed Kurbanov and Teerachai Kratingdenggym. This should be a one sided bout, but a chance to a chance to see Shayken staying busy, in what will be his third fight of the year.
Sadly Shayken's bout isn't the worst mismatch on the card, instead that honour seems to have fallen to a contest between Ray Seitzhanov (7-0, 4) and Umurbek Beknazarov (1-3). Beknazarov has been stopped 3 times this year, and yet to see round two in any of his 4 bouts. It'd be a surprise to see that change here, and we're expecting an early win for Seitzhanov.
Yet another talented youngster taking on a novice is Aidos Medet (7-0, 5), who faces off with the debuting Amirzhon Asozoda (0-0). As with the other bouts it seems a waste of time, and whilst we are glad to see Medet back in the ring it's time for him to step up, rather than wasting time on fights like this.