USC Soviet Wings, Moscow, Russia
Over in Russia this coming Friday we get a number of Uzbek fighters in action, albeit in low profile bouts.
One of the bouts to feature an Uzbek on this card will see unbeaten 23 year old Mirzakamol Nematov (3-0, 1) take on the experienced Marat Khuzeev (20-17-1, 8) in 10 rounder at 154lbs. On paper this looks like is a massive step up for Nematov, who only debuted back in September and has never faced a fighter with a winning record, or gone beyond 6 rounds. Whilst it is a step up for Nematov it is worth noting that Khuzeev's record is not a good one and he has been picking up a lot of stoppage losses in recent years, and has lost his last 9 in a row, all within 3 rounds and only has a single win since 2011.
In a more competitive looking match up we'll see an all-Uzbek clash as Bakhromjon Fozilov (1-1-2, 1) takes on Nozimjon Tojiboev (2-6, 2) in a 6 rounder at Middleweight. Neither of these men are expected to go far in the sport, but they should make for an interesting clash, and we wouldn't be surprised by this being a very competitive 6 rounder.
One other man on this show who needs a mention is Eldor Abdukodirov (3-1, 1), who is scheduled to compete in a 6 rounder, though his opponent hasn't been named at the time of writing. He's another Uzbek and will be looking to build on a 2020 win against Roman Klemeshov.