Murodjon Akhmadaliev leads the cost in Uzbekistan
Unified WBA and IBF super-bantamweight titlist Murodjon Akhmadaliev is about to carry out in his house nation for the primary time as an expert
UZBEKISTAN’S unified WBA and IBF super-bantamweight titlist Murodjon Akhmadaliev, 8-0 (6), is about to carry out in his house nation for the primary time as an expert this Saturday (April 3). Opposing the unbeaten 26-year-old on the Humo Arena in Tashkent might be Japan’s former IBF super-bantam boss Ryosuke Iwasa, 27-3 (17).
A 2015 World silver medal-winner and 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, Akhmadaliev took the WBA and IBF titles from Daniel Roman in a top-quality contest in January final 12 months.
A cut up choice triumph noticed the Indio, California-based fighter change into a unified world champion in solely his eighth professional outing.
Iwasa is coming off an Eleventh-round stoppage of ex-WBO bantamweight belt-holder Marlon Tapales in December 2019. With the win, the 31-year-old secured the IBF Interim strap at 122lbs, which put him able to problem his fellow southpaw this weekend.
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Boasting far higher professional expertise than his Uzbek rival, Kashiwa’s Iwasa is an all-action combatant who leaves the whole lot within the ring. However, contemplating that he has been stopped twice earlier than, he might be up in opposition to it when taking over Akhmadaliev, who’s a tough and educated puncher.
Expect an entertaining tussle, with each males firing off fierce combos, earlier than the correct Akhmadaliev’s heavy arms produce an inside-the-distance victory and a profitable first title defence.
Also showing on this Matchroom promotion, televised dwell on DAZN, are eight of Akhmadaliev’s countrymen – all beforehand high-class amateurs. Shakhram Giyasov and Israil Madrimov are the 2 best-known of the bunch for the time being, however Hasanboy Dusmatov, Bakhodir Jalolov, Elnur Abduraimov, Sanjar Tursunov, Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov and Ikboljon Kholdarov are definitely names to be careful for.