Arslanbek Makhmudovs next opponent revealed

Arslanbek Makhmudov’s next opponent revealed

Boxer Arslanbek Makhmudov has an appointment with an undefeated pro rival as he takes on Raphael Akpejiori at the Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) gala, scheduled for December 16 at the Center Gervais Auto in Shawinigan.

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Makhmudov (15-0-0, 14 KOs) therefore faces another major challenge after he defeated Carlos Takam by unanimous decision on September 16 to win the WBC Silver heavyweight title. The EOTTM protégé, holder of the fourth world ranking in his category within the World Boxing Council, also holds the NABF and NABA belts.

However, none of this guarantees victory. Akpejiori (14-0-0, 14 KOs) is a 6’8″ Nigerian pugilist who previously attended rookie camp for the Miami Dolphins, NFL. EOTTM also highlighted his “impressive physical ability” and his ” excellent coordination.” He’s had all of his knockouts to date. in two rounds or less.

“We’re going to have two prospects on December 16th who are at the same stage in their careers and two offensive boxers who have a greater than 92% knockout rate. everyone. It certainly poses an interesting challenge for Arslanbek and guarantees fireworks for the boxing fans in attendance,” predicted EOTTM development manager and Makhmudov’s trainer, Marc Ramsay, in a press release.

Other expected duels

The evening organized in Shawinigan will also allow the public to watch the International Boxing Organization World Super Welterweight Championship fight between Canada’s Mary Spencer (7-0-0, 5 KOs) and Femke Hermans (13-4-0, 5th KO). KOs).

For his part, Steven Butler (31-3-1, 26 KOs) will look to continue his winning streak when he secures his NABF belt against American Joshua Conley (17-4-1, 11KOs). defended. . Then, Simon Kean (21-1-0, 20 KOs) will have his first fight on ESPN+ after announcing his co-promotion with Top Rank. Also Alexandre Gaumont (5-0-0, 3 KOs), Thomas Chabot (7-0-0, 7 KOs), Leïla Beaudoin (7-0-0, 1 KOs. ) and Luis Santana (7-0-0, 2 KOs) will be in action.