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EXPO organizers confirmed Firuza Sharipova's fight for the World Championship title

7 July

The duel of the Kazakhstan professional boxer Firuza Sharipova for the world championship title will be held on Astana EXPO 2017 site as part of the professional boxing evening, that will take place on August 26. According to the organizers of the world specialized exhibition, the duel of the pro-girl will be the central battle of the evening, EXPO2017.com website reports.

"I am very glad that I have a chance to become the first world champion in professional women's boxing from Kazakhstan and do it in my home country. I would like to thank the organizers of the international exhibition EXPO 2017 and personally the Chairman of the Board Akhmetzhan Smagulovich Yessimov for the opportunity to perform at such large-scale forum.I will not let my country down and perform a beautiful battle! " - promised Sharipova at a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of JSC "NC" “Astana Expo 2017” Akhmetzhan Yessimov.

The boxing evening will take place in the Amphitheater of the exhibition, accommodating 6000 spectators. The organizers of the evening are the national company “Astana Expo 2017” and Sharipova's team.

"Sharipova began boxing at the age of 10. In an amateur career she twice became champion of Kazakhstan, a prize-winner of the Asian Championship, was a participant of the World Championships. In the pro-boxing she debuted on May 21, 2016 in Moscow on the undercard of the biggest show Denis Lebedev - Victor Ramirez in a battle against the silver Winner of the Olympics, two-time world champion, three-time European champion Sofya Ochigava from Russia. After that she boxed in Spain, Kazakhstan and Russia. In the last fight on June 29 in Moscow, she forced the Russian woman Bianca Pryashko to surrender after the first round. After the battle on August 26, she may become the first holder of the title in professional boxing from Kazakhstan,” the organizers note.

Let us remind, another big evening of professional boxing with the participation of domestic and foreign stars will be held at the cycle-racing track "Saryarka" in Astana. The main event will be a battle for the title of world champion under the WBC version. The probable contender for the belt from Kazakhstan is named Bekman Soilybayev, who owns the vacant WBC International title in the second lightweight division. 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 site. 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. Among those wishing to attend the boxing evening are the names of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson and Mohammed Ali’s daughter - Laila Ali.

It was previously reported that Firuza Sharipova also dreams to perform at the same evening.

Among the boxing fights within the framework of EXPO, a renowned policeman from New York Dimash Niyazov will conduct his first fight in Astana.

In addition to the big evening of professional boxing in Astana, during EXPO 2017, the World Series of Boxing will take place. The most titled teams of the series - "Astana Arlans" and "Cuba Domadores" will face in the ring.

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