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Candidate for the fight within EXPO for the WBC title has been named

19 May

Kazakhstan boxer Bekman Soylybayev can become a participant in the main battle at the boxing evening in Astana during the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. This was stated by the president of Professional Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan Yerlan Bekkhozhin, Vesti.kz reports.

Bekman Soylybayev holds the vacant WBC International title in junior lightweight after defeating the Venezuelan boxer Samuel Gonzalez.

“As part of the boxing evening, it's quite possible that the title fight for the WBC belt will take place. Recently, our Bekman Soylybayev has shown a good result and can claim this fight. Firuza Sharipova may also take part in this boxing evening. When we finally solve this issue, the promoters will begin to negotiate on holding the fight on the Constitution Day, August 30,” Bekkhozhin said.

Let us remind, on the cycle-racing track "Saryarka" in Astana will be held a big evening of professional boxing with the participation of domestic and foreign stars. The main event will be a battle for vacant title of world champion under version WBC. The duel will be broadcast in more than forty countries. Zhanat Zhakiyanov, Beibut Shumenov, Zhankosh Turarov and a number of other famous fighters from Kazakhstan will perform at the international exhibition. For the WBA (Super) and IBO title holder Zhakiyanov, the fight will be unifying - the boxer also plans to take over other belts of the main organisations, such as WBC, IBF or WBO. The central match of the evening should be the battle of Kanat Islam. A professional boxer Dimash Niyazov, who is a New York city police officer will fly from the US to Astana to participate within the evening of boxing. Among those wishing to attend the boxing event are the names of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson and Mohammed Ali’s daughter -  Laila Ali.

Later, the president of the Kazakhstan Federation of Professional Boxing, Yerlan Bekkhozhin, commented on the possibility of holding Gennady Golovkin's 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.

According to the latest information, two separate boxing evenings will be held in Astana during the international exhibition. One of them is scheduled for August 30, the Professional Boxing Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan is engaged in its organisation. The second boxing evening will be held on September 9 with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan.

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