Details of negotiations with the representatives of EXPO 2017 on the organization of the fight of Firuza Sharipova in Astana were revealed by her manager Sergey Zavilevsky, Zakon.kz reports. According to the manager of the rising star of women's boxing, attempts to contact the organizers of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 have been unsuccessful so far.
"It's very difficult to contact the organizers of EXPO, we are trying to get in touch with the person responsible for this direction on a daily basis, but so far, everything is in vain. At the moment we managed to talk with the EXPO press service, told them about our plans, made an offer and left our contacts. Although we, for our part, are doing everything to decorate this event with the Firuza's fight for the title of world champion", - said Zavilevsky.
As Sharipova's manager noted, only a few boxers could fight for the title of WBC convention in Astana.
"Gennady Golovkin made it clear that he will not do it. Beybut Shumenov is injured there is only Zhanat Zhakiyanov is left. The cost of organizing these battles is several times higher than the fight of Firuza Sharipova for the title of world champion. Kanat Islam fights in WBO and WBA and it is unlikely that his fight for a world title by the WBC version will be organized. This belt is owned by Jermell Charlo and it's very dangerous for Kanat Islam to make such a leap because he never had an opponent of the world champion level", - the manager explained.
Let us remind that "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.
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. Later, the mass media spread information that GGG refused to fight with the British boxer in Astana but Gennady Golovkin's manager Oleg German asked not to rely on officially unconfirmed information. Later, the president of the Kazakhstan Federation of Professional Boxing, Yerlan Bekkhozhin, commented on the possibility of holding the Gennady Golovkin fight on the site of the world specialized exhibition and called it expedient to redirect the funds allocated for the GGG fight to other boxing matches.
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