Boxing Centre Sapiyev, Karaganda, Kazakhstan
This coming Sunday attention turns to Kazakhstan for a small card, but one that does have some promising young talent on it.
The most well known of the fighters on the card is Dastan Saduuly (8-1, 8), who takes on the win-less Tumar Kuantay (0-4). Saduuly has been on the radar for years, but is, still, sadly being matched incredibly softly. In fact since his 2020 loss to Vildan Minasov he has faced objectively terrible opposition, with his 5 opponents since that loss lasting a combined 6 rounds. We can't imagine Kuantay being much different from Saduuly's other recent opponents, especially given he's been stopped in all 4 of his defeats, and has never gotten beyond round 2.
Another youngster looking to build their reputation is Nurslan Sabirov (5-2, 1), who looks to bounce back from a recent loss to Altay Kylyshbay. The promising 19 year old Sabirov will be up against the win-less Rakhat Makhambetsailov (0-2). Although not a puncher Sabirov should be looking to score a stoppage here against Kylyshbay, who has been stopped in both of his professional losses.
A third youngster of note here is the debuting Sabirzhan Akkalykov (0-0), who won the World Youth Championships. The talented and fresh faced Akkalykov will be up against Shovkat Khalilov (7-4, 1), in what looks like a much, much more interesting bouts than the other two we've mentioned. Akkalykov might be the less experienced fighter here, but will also be the favourite going in and the man expected to really shine here.