Olympic champion, the winner of the Val Barker Trophy for the best boxing technique Serik Sapiyev shared his opinion about the upcoming fight of Firuza Sharipova for the WBC International title. The battle will be held on July 6 in Magnitogorsk, the Sports.kz portal reports.
"I wish Firuza success in the upcoming title battles so that she will win this WBC International title. We will support and cheer her. We still hope that Firuza Sharipova will represent the women's boxing of Kazakhstan at the international exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana," the boxer said.
Serik Sapiyev wished good luck to Firuza Sharipova in all her subsequent battles. In order to represent Kazakhstan at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, noted the boxer, the athlete must be in time to get into the national team.
"Having such plans, Firuza needs 1.5-2 years before the Olympic Games to compete in the Kazakhstan championship and prove herself as number one of the team, because one year before the Olympics or during the 2020 Olympic the qualifying tournaments will be held to compete in the Olympic Games In Tokyo. Therefore, she has to compete in the Kazakhstan Championship in advance to be the number one. There are other boxers in the national team, who also need to win and who coaches are counting on. That is why you have to do everything in advance,” said the Olympic champion.
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.
It is also expected that such famous boxers as Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and Mohammed Ali’s daughter - undefeated American boxer Laila Ali will also visit boxing evening.
Firuza Sharipova, the star of female boxing, expressed the desire to take part in the event, however, the manager of Kazakhstan boxer Sergey Zavilevsky said that it is very difficult to contact the organizers of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. Later, the Head of the Kazakhstan Federation of Professional Boxing,Yerlan Bekkhozhin said that negotiations with the representatives of the sportswoman have started.
Earlier, the main sporting event of the forthcoming Astana EXPO 2017 was called the next fight of undefeated world champion in professional boxing Gennady Golovkin, which was announced on June 17, but later in the media was named another date - June 10. GGG previously confirmed that after the meeting with an American boxer Daniel Jacobs in the US, which ended in favour of Golovkin, he intends to hold his next fight in Kazakhstan. The most likely rival of a Kazakh boxer on the site of EXPO 2017 is called the Brit - Billy Joe Saunders, who immediately expressed his readiness for a fight with the GGG, saying that there was no better place for the battle than Golovkin's territory. The Mexican Saul "Canelo"Alvarez is dreaming to enter the ring with a Kazakh boxer, whose champion belt went to Golovkin in 2016 without a fight. It became known earlier that Golovkin in case of victory this summer could move to another weight category, but later it was found out that the fight in the summer could not take place - Saunders stated about the disruption of negotiations. Later, there was an information in media that GGG refused to fight with the British in Astana, but manager of Gennady Golovkin, Oleg Hermann asked not to rely on unconfirmed official information. 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.
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