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Daniyar Yeleussinov desires to show his boxing fashion works within the execs, too

Daniyar Yeleussinov wants to show his boxing style works in the pros, too

Daniyar Yeleussinov steps on the scale to weigh in for the November 27, 2020 Matchroom fight card in Hollywood, Florida. picture by way of Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
through Ryan Songalia

Daniyar Yeleussinov isn’t asserting the rest modern when he voices his disappointment in 2020. The 29-yr-historic from Kazakhstan had been anticipating to come back to the ring in April earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic put a freeze on sports in the united states and all over the world.

“this is boring, in reality,” mentioned Yeleussinov (9-0, 5 knockouts), who received the welterweight gold at the 2016 Olympics. “waiting, practising.”

The wait ends this Friday, when he faces former unified junior welterweight titleholder Julius Indongo at the Seminole complicated Rock lodge and casino in Hollywood, Florida. The welterweight bout will be part of the Daniel Jacobs vs. Gabriel Rosado card that might be promoted via Matchroom Boxing and air are living on DAZN.

Heading into his tenth bout, Yeleussinov figures now is the most reliable time to answer the number 1 criticism that has been lobbed his method within the two-plus years considering the fact that he turned skilled. regardless of scoring stoppages in his ultimate two fights, Yeleussinov says he’s been criticized for nonetheless having an newbie trend.

The criticism has adopted him on account that early on, when former novice rival Josh Kelly, whom Yeleussinov beat within the Olympics, vowed revenge, announcing he’d made a smoother transition to the seasoned style. 

“I want to demonstrate my skill, my velocity, energy and that my timing is good,” observed Yeleussinov, in English that has greatly improved given that he all started working towards in South Florida. “I are looking to demonstrate all and sundry who’s announcing that I didn’t have vigour, that my vogue is not for expert boxing.”

“I take note what they’re saying, [but] it’s best been two years in seasoned boxing,” observed Elvis Crespo, who co-manages Yeleussinov with Ziya Aliyev. “With someone being in boxing for 13 to fifteen years being taught the way to combat the beginner device, it’s gonna take a while.”

“I feel this is the fight where he can show they are incorrect,” stated Aliyev. “We examine that a whole lot, these are the fans, you could’t please everybody.”

Indongo (23-2, 12 KOs) of Windhoek, Namibia could be with the aid of some distance probably the most skilled seasoned Yeleussinov has confronted. He executed breakout success in 2016, knocking out Eduard Troyanovsky in a single round to win the IBF junior welterweight title, and then adopted it up just a few months later with a dominant win over Ricky Burns to unify the WBA title as well.

The 37-12 months-historic lefty has cooled off greatly due to the fact that then, dropping by means of knockout in back to returned fights against Terence Crawford and Regis Prograis, in the third and 2d rounds respectively, before returning in 2019 with a 2nd round stoppage of Carltavius Johnson.

Yeleussinov acknowledges the temptation to are trying to maintain pace with the early finishes by means of Crawford and Prograis, but says he isn’t going to rush or drive the rest.

“in case you rush you can make a mistake. That’s why i need the first rounds to container. however I’m going to are attempting. this is boxing, I should see it within the ring. I need to watch what he’s doing,” said Yeleussinov, who weighed 146.6 pounds on Thursday, just a little under the 146.2 kilos that Indongo weighed.

Daniyar Yeleussinov and Julius Indongo pose after weighing in. picture by Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Yeleussinov hopes 2021 will be a more robust 12 months for him, one which he ends with a world title round his belt. His preference would be to face Errol Spence Jr. or Crawford, but he says he isn’t going to speak trash or talk out of flip. That’s a long ways away, and he’s acquired Friday to fret about first.

“After I alternate my stage during this fight, perhaps we might be interim and regular [champion], and after that i will be able to focus on massive names and big fights,” mentioned Yeleussinov.

“To call out Errol Spence, we are able to try this, however let him earn it,” stated Crespo. “He wants to take it fight by using battle, and confidently that opportunity comes there.”

Ryan Songalia is a member of the Boxing Writers association of america and a part of the Craig Newmark Graduate school of Journalism class of 2020. He can be reached at [email protected]

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