On January 30th 2016, Sergey Kovalev will put his light-heavyweight titles on the line against Jean Paschal in Montreal. This week the two fighters met at a press conference in promotion of the fight. Here's some of the snaps from this week's events (photos credit: Bob Lévesque). ________________________________________________________________________________
Kathy Duva Says Madiyar Ashkeyev Can Be The Next Big Thing Out Of Kazakhstan
Main Events Inks Deal for Super Welterweight Prospect Madiyar Ashkeyev
Main Events continues to add to their stable of young prospects with the signing of Madiyar Ashkeyev (2-0, 1 KO) of Kazakhstan. The 27-year old now resides in Oxnard, California and trains at the Robert Garcia Gym along with Main Events’ stablemates Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko and Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin.
Madiyar made his professional debut on Dec. 12 with a second round KO of Tavorus Teague in Glendale, California. In his most recent bout, he scored a six-round unanimous decision victory over Obafemi Bakare in Studio City, California. Before becoming a pro, he also competed in the World Series of Boxing.
Ashkeyev is managed by Egis Klimas, who also manages Main Events’ stablemate and WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Regarding the signing Klimas said:
Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events added:
(Top photo courtesy of: Miguel Salazar)