World-rated Russian super middleweight prospect Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov will return to action on Wednesday, September 5, in his hometown of Grozny, Russia, against former African champion Daniel Wanyonyi for the WBA Asian Championship.
Idigov (13-0, 5 KOs), rated #14 by the WBO, will face the experienced Kenyan Wanyonyi (27-12-2, 22 KOs) at the five-star Grozny City Hotel in Grozny, and televised live in Russia on Match TV.
In his 11-year career, Wanyonyi has held the Kenyan Middleweight, interim East & Central African Professional Boxing Federation Middleweight, and African Boxing Union Light Heavyweight Championships.
Undefeated Idigov, who trains in Detroit with Javan SugarHill Steward and co-trainer Rick Phillips, at Kronk Gym, was last seen winning an impressive unanimous 10-round decision over once-beaten Detroiter James Ballard. He won the IBO Youth Super Middleweight Championship in December 2016 with a unanimous decision over countryman Igor Selivanov.
The 22-year-old says he’s closing in on his dream of a world championship.
“I am in great condition for this fight, training at the Kronk Gym in Detroit has done wonders for me,” he said. “I am very excited about my next fight in September, climbing up the ranks and challenging for the world title some time next year.”
Idigov’s promoter, Dmitriy Salita, says that the Idigov’s remarkable strength and power make him a serious force at 168 lbs.
“Aslambek is truly “The Hulk,” said Salita. “His physical strength and size at super middleweight are remarkable. He is only 22 years old and is steadily improving with each camp. I believe he will have an impressive performance September 5 and big opportunities are in his near future. He is a prospect boxing fans should mark as one to watch.”
Lightweight William “Babyface” Silva returns to the ring Saturday, October 6 when he meets hard-hitting Jose Forero in a ten round contest headlining Fire Fist Boxing Promotions' "Night of Champions" at the St. Petersburg Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL.
Tickets are on sale by going to http://www1.ticketmaster.com/fire-fist-boxing-presents-abf-triple-st-petersburg-florida-10-06-2018/event/0d00551696349f20. VIP tickets can be purchased by calling 813-734-2461.
Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil but now fighting out of Plant City, FL, Silva has an outstanding 25-2 professional record with 14 knockouts. On July 14, Silva showed incredible heart and determination but lost via sixth round stoppage against elite rising star Teofimo Lopez. Prior to his gutsy effort vs Lopez, Silva shutout veteran Rogelio Casarez over ten rounds to capture the IBO Continental 135 pound championship.
Living and fighting out of Panama, Forero is a former WBC Latino and Global Boxing Council champion, capturing both belts by stoppage. Forero, 13-7-1 (11 KO’S), is confident Silva will be his next victim and doesn’t plan on leaving it up to the judges.
Silva-Forero is for the vacant ABF Continental Americas lightweight title.
Popular welterweight up and comer Mark Reyes Jr. of Tampa challenges experienced Panamanian Edwin Gamboa in an eight rounder for the ABF Continental Americas welterweight title.
A multi-time champion as an amateur, Reyes has shined thus far in the pros, compiling a perfect 7-0 record with 5 wins by knockout. Reyes appears to be a star in the making however he’ll be facing his toughest foe to date.
A 20 fight veteran, Gamboa’s 11-9 with 6 wins by KO. The 33-year-old Panama City native’s faced five unbeaten opponents and handed two their first defeat.
Former world champion and St. Petersburg native Noemi “La Rebelde” Bosques returns to her hometown for the first time in more than two years to face ultra-tough Crystal Hoy in a six round super flyweight contest for the ABF Continental Americas title.
Since turning pro in 2012, Bosques traveled the world to face many of the sport’s top fighters. She’s shared the squared circle with Kenia Enriquez, Heather Hardy (twice), Mariana Juarez, Lourdes Juarez, Alesia Graf and Rosalinda Rodriguez. The well-traveled Bosques fought all across the world including bouts in Mexico, New Zealand, China, India and various US cities.
The Las Vegas-based Hoy turned pro in 2002 and battled legendary Alicia Ashley, Monica Lovato, Yazmin Rivas, Katy Castillo, Heather Hardy and Tyrieshia Douglas.
Fire Fist Boxing’s card also features five all-Florida match-ups.
Arcadia’s Joseph Fernandez, 7-3-3 (1 KO), will swap punches with Tobias “Da Truth” Green, 7-2 (2 KO’s), of West Palm Beach in a junior welterweight matchup while 5-0 welterweight prospect Ramon De La Paz of Wesley Chapel battles Orlando’s Javier Garcia.
Junior middleweight knockout artist Ozodbek “Bomber” Aripov of Fort Myers puts his 3-0 record on the line against Miami’s Clifford Gray Jr., heavyweight Jose “The Dream” Medina of Tampa faces Miami native Hector Hodge and Tampa junior lightweight Armando Moran squares off with Miami’s Benny Rodriguez Jr.
All bouts are scheduled for six rounds except Moran-Rodriguez, which is a four round contest.
Argentinian imports Marcos Escudero, 4-0 (3 KO’s) and Alberto Palmetta, 8-1 (4 KO’s), will also appear against opponents to be named.
“We’re pleased to bring Silva back following his heroic effort against Lopez,” said Jody Caliguire of Fire Fist Boxing Promotions. “He deserves the opportunity to fight in his adopted home state of Florida and the fans enjoyed his fight in March. We’re also excited to present Mark Reyes Jr’s first title and promotional debut for us plus the return of hometown hero Noemi Bosques. From top to bottom, we’ve got exciting fights and fighters from all over Florida so make sure to come out and support what will be an excellent night of boxing.”
All fights and fighters are sanctioned by the Florida State Athletic Commission and subject to change.
The Real Deal Boxing and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing are proud to announce the debut of a new professional boxing series on Saturday, September 22nd at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland.
Headlining the card will be Bowie State University graduate and the Real Deal Boxing's own Greg Outlaw (5-0, 2 KOs).
Outlaw, a 2016 graduate of Bowie State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management, has put his business career on hold to follow his dreams in the sport of boxing. He is unbeaten in 5 professional bouts, including a sensational knockout over New Jersey's rugged Dan Murray earlier this summer in Atlantic City.
The junior welterweight, who has a massive following in the Maryland region, is beyond excited to be headlining his first event at an arena on his college campus.
"I'm super excited to fight at my alma mater, Bowie State University." says, Outlaw. "My experience there helped mold me into the man that I am today. It's only right that I put on a show for my fellow Bulldogs and my surrounding community."
In addition to Outlaw's homecoming headlining bout, the card will feature a showcase of fighters from the region including...
DBE and New Legend Boxing's world ranked middleweight contender, Alantez Fox (24-1, 11 KOs) who went the distance in a close fight with world champion, Demetrius Andrade earlier this year on HBO.
USBO Light Heavyweight Champion, Travis Reeves (15-3-2, 7 KOs) who will be defending his title.
A member of the famed fighting Rahman family, Muhsin Cason (2-0) who will look to extend his perfect record in a 4 round contest.
Popular Washington, DC. featherweight, Jordan White (4-1, 3 KOs) who will return to the ring in a 4 round bout after a year long break.
A rare match up of two young lightweight prospects, Real Deal Boxing's Joshua Davis (11-3, 5 KOs) against King's Promotions' undefeated Olympian, Anvar Yunusov (3-0).
Mark Duncan, who will make his highly anticipated pro debut in a 4 round middleweight contest.
Washington, DC based super middleweight Gregory Clark (3-2-1, 1 KO) who will appear on the card in 4 round action.
The pride of Landover, Maryland, Tyrek Irby (4-0, 2 KOs) who will put his undefeated record on the line in a 4 round lightweight bout.
Another anticipated pro debut when Maurice Winslow III enters the professional ranks in a 4 round contest.
The event also marks the start of a unique and exciting partnership between Bowie State University, The Real Deal Boxing and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing.
Students of Bowie State University's sport management and communications departments will work firsthand with the promoters on producing the event, enabling the students to gain actual real life experience in their chosen fields.
"Bulldog Nation Athletics is blessed and excited to have this opportunity to showcase one of our very own BSU graduates, Greg Outlaw, as we partner with Real Deal Sports and Entertainment and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing to host a boxing showcase on the campus of Bowie State University.", explains Clyde Doughty Jr., Director of Athletics at Bowie State University.
"This event will put on display a total team effort as BSU students, in the majors of sport management and communications, who will work with veteran professionals to gain hands on knowledge of sports production, management and promotion. We look forward to an exciting evening of boxing action with spirited and talented competitors. We are Bowie State University and this is our moment racing to excellence."
Outlaw, who is already overwhelmed with ticket requests for the big night, couldn't agree more.
"The response has been incredible. I expect an electrifying and sold out crowd full of fans supporting me and I won't disappointment them. There won't be an empty seat in the house and it's going to be a special night in the history of Bowie State University."
As Kevin O'Sullivan, The Real Deal Boxing's VP of Operations and Development explains, "We're always looking to think outside the box when it comes to our events and the sport of boxing in general. We feel the event at Bowie State University could lead to a series of boxing events at college campuses across the United States where students can work firsthand on all aspects of the production of a sporting event that takes places on their campus. With Outlaw being a graduate of Bowie State University and having a large fan base on campus, as well as the vision of the school’s tremendous Athletic Department, we knew it was the right place to start what we believe will become a popular and innovative series.”
"Shabazz Brotherz Boxing has created a platform for some of the most talented fighters in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan area.", adds Shabazz Bryant of Shabazz Brotherz Boxing.
"I am truly honored to be working with Real Deal Boxing and bringing that same type of talent to the card at Bowie State University on September 22nd. We look forward to this being the start of great partnership and series."