World Boxing Information had it confirmed that Arslanbek Makhmudov was accessible to battle WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury on December third in London.
The quantity four-rated WBC contender, the highest-ranked Fury might have chosen, would have accepted the supply had it come from Fury’s crew.
“He positively would have been accessible,” Eye of the Tiger Administration’s Camille Estephan revealed to WBN.
“Arslanbek needs to ensure that Tyson Fury will bear in mind his identify correctly.
“Though we’re unsure that Tyson’s jaw would have the ability to [pronounce or] work correctly after the battle if he would battle Arslanbek.”
As an alternative, Fury handpicked somebody he’s already crushed twice in a nothing battle. Nevertheless, UK followers will nonetheless be anticipated to fork out for Pay Per View.
Fury had additionally acknowledged that no different heavyweights have been prepared from a separate rating checklist. Nevertheless, regardless of being the WBC champion, they by no means used the World Boxing Council checklist.
In the event that they did, the primary identify that may have come up was Makhmudov. Fury vs Makhmudov is a much better attraction for the followers than any unwarranted trilogy with the aged and well-beaten Chisora.
Nevertheless, it’s excellent news for boxing followers within the Mauricie area as they are going to be handled to seeing Makhmudov subsequent month.
Eye of the Tiger introduced a real conflict of punchers within the finale of the December 16 gala at Shawinigan’s Centre Gervais Auto.
Heavyweight most important occasion
The primary occasion sees Makhmudov (15-0, 14 KOs) defend his NABF and NABA belts in opposition to imposing Nigerian boxer Raphael Akpejiori (14-0, 13 KOs).
The occasion will even characteristic Simon Kean and Steven Butler.
In an added attraction, Mary Spencer will defend her IBO tremendous middleweight world championship battle in opposition to Femke Hermans.
The bout shall be simulcast at 7:00 pm on the Punching Grace community and ESPN+ in america.
Makhmudov (15-0, 14 KOs), “NABF Champion of the 12 months,” is rated fourth within the WBC checklist. He’s additionally the NABF and NABA heavyweight titleholder.
Moreover, he gained the WBC Silver in opposition to Carlos Takam on September 16. It’s a battle that showcased his potential to carry a gradual tempo for ten rounds.
Makhmudov vs Akpejiori
On December 16, he’ll face off in opposition to an adversary who’s each bit as highly effective and bodily imposing as he’s.
Towering over most fighters at 6’8″, Akpejiori (14-0, 13 KOs) immigrated to america on a basketball scholarship.
He later turned to soccer and made the Miami Dolphins’ rookie coaching camp.
An excellent athlete, Akpejiori boasts spectacular bodily expertise. This contains wonderful coordination, exceptional attain, and imposing punching energy.
These attributes make him as feared and revered because the EOTTM protégé. Akpejiori’s m.o. is to ship a KO throughout the first two rounds.
“On December 16, we’ll see two prospects on the similar stage of their profession. Two aggressive boxers who every maintain a 92% KO document.
“This shall be an attention-grabbing problem for Arslanbek. It’s assured fireworks for the boxing followers who shall be there,” defined EOTTM improvement director and Makhmudov’s coach, Marc Ramsay.
On the undercard, Steven Butler (31-3-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to proceed his profitable streak when he defends his NABF title in opposition to Joshua Conley (17-4-1, 11 KOs).
Simon “The Grizzly” Kean (21-1, 20 KOs) will star in his first battle on ESPN+ following his co-promotion settlement with Prime Rank.
Buckingham native Alexandre Gaumont (5-0, 3 KOs), who just lately delivered a decisive 1st-round knockout, will even be featured on the cardboard.
Final however not least, Thomas Chabot (7-0, 7 KOs), Leïla Beaudoin (7-0, 1 KOs,) and Luis Santana (7-0, 2 KOs) will even be in motion.
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