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WBC World Champion belt will be fighted for within the evening of boxing at the EXPO

2 May

Not one evening of boxing will be held in Astana within the framework of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. This was stated by the president of the Federation of Professional Boxing of Kazakhstan Yerlan Bekkhozhin, the Vesti.kz news portal reports.

According to the President of the Federation of Professional Boxing, a large colorful show is waiting for spectators. The guest of honor will be Serik Konakbayev. This event will be held separately from the evening of Kanat Islam's boxing.

"Kanat Islam will hold a separate evening of boxing and another event will be held here, on the territory of EXPO, either on August 25 or 28. Negotiations will begin now to determine who is free to come to EXPO", - Bekkhozhin said.

Moreover, Yerlan Bekhkhonin spoke about the negotiations on holding the battle of Kazakhstan's professional boxer Firuza Sharipova in Astana.

"I talked with Firuza Sharipova's promoter. They have a great interest in the fight for the championship belt. We will also talk to WBC President Mauricio Suleiman about the invitation of good Mexican boxers. The highlight of the evening should be the title fight for the WBC belt but this will be a surprise for the fans, so do not ask which of the boxers will face the challenge", - the president of the federation added.

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.

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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