The president of the Kazakhstan Federation of Professional Boxing Yerlan Bekkhogin commented on the possibility of holding the battle of Gennady Golovkin at the site of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana. This is reported by the portal AllFight.Ru.
"Will there be an evening of professional boxing at the EXPO 2017?" - the portal correspondent asked.
"Well, this question should not be addressed to me. No one coordinated this question with the Federation." - Bekkhogin replied.
The authors of the article asked about the expediency of redirecting the budget which was allocated for the Golovkin fight for organizing title matches of other Kazakhstan boxers.
"Of course, this would be correct. In any case, a holiday for boxing lovers, as well as for fans should take place", - the head of KBF said.
Let us remind that the next fight of undefeated world champion in professional boxing Gennady Golovkin which should become the main sporting event of the forthcoming Astana EXPO 2017, was announced on June, 17, but later the fight was moved to another date – June, 10. GGG himself previously confirmed that he intends to hold his next fight in Kazakhstan after meeting with American Daniel Jacobs in the US which ended in favor of Golovkin. The most likely opponent of the Kazakh boxer at the EXPO 2017 site was the British boxer named Billy Joe Saunders who immediately expressed his readiness for a fight with GGG saying that there was no better place for the battle than Golovkin's territory. Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez who lost his champion belt in 2016 to Golovkin without a fight also wants to enter the ring with the Kazakhstani boxer. Earlier it became known that Golovkin in case of victory this summer could move to another weight category but later it became known that the fight in the summer might not take place - Saunders said about the disruption of negotiations.
Moreover, Saryarka cycle track arena will host a big evening of boxing on September, 9. Zhanat Zhakiyanov, Beibut Shumenov, Zhankosh Turarov and a number of other famous fighters from Kazakhstan will fight at the international exhibition. For Zhakiyanov, the owner of WBA (Super) and IBO titles, the fight will be unifying - the boxer plans to take over other belts of the organizations such as WBC, IBF or WBO. The central fight of the evening should be the battle of Kanat Islam. Professional boxer Dimash Niyazov who works for New York police will arrive in Astana from the US to attend the evening.
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