A renowned policeman from New York Dimash Niyazov will hold his first fight in Astana. The fight will take place at the evening of boxing in the territory of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017, the "Khabar 24" TV channel reports.
Niyazov scored 11 victories in the ring and was never defeated. In the last fight in Detroit the boxer knocked out the Dominican fighter in the fifth round.
"I miss Kazakhstan very much. If God blesses, I'll come to Kazakhstan. All my relatives are in Shymkent, Astana. Our capital is very beautiful, two months ago I came there. Of course, Nursultan Nazarbayev changed the city. I will be performing with Kanat Islam together at the EXPO in Astana and this will be my first fight in Kazakhstan", - Niyazov said.
It should be noted that at the beginning of this year Dimash Niyazov was recognized as the best policeman in New York. For arresting a drug dealer and a criminal group he was given a special badge - a reward for a honourable service.
The plans of the policeman to hold a fight in his homeland became known in March.
Let us remind that a big evening of professional boxing with the participation of domestic and foreign stars will be held in Astana on the cycle track "Saryarka". The main event will be the battle for the title of world champion by the WBC version. Bekman Soylibayev who owns the vacant WBC International title in the second lightweight division, is said to be the likely competitor for the belt from Kazakhstan. The fight 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. The fight will be unifying for Zhakiyanov who owns WBA (Super) and IBO titles - the boxer plans to take over other belts of the main organizations such as WBC, IBF or WBO. The central match of the evening should be the battle of Kanat Islam. In addition, the ascending star of the women's professional boxing from Kazakhstan Firuza Sharipova dreams of performing at the boxing arena. Among those wishing to attend the evening of boxing are the names of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson and the daughter of the legendary Mohammed Ali - Leila Ali.
In addition to the big evening of professional boxing in Astana during the EXPO 2017 the World Series of Boxing will take place. The ring will converge the most titled teams of the series - "Astana Arlans" and "Cuba Domadores".
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