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Kudratillo Abdukakhorov signals promotional contend with Sampson Lewkowicz

Kudratillo Abdukakhorov signals promotional take care of Sampson Lewkowicz

Luis Collazo eats a left hook from Kudratillo Abdukakhorov. picture by Mikey Williams / desirable RANK
via Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten welterweight contender Kudratillo Abdukakhorov has signed a multi-year promotional contend with Sampson Lewkowicz, the longtime promoter demonstrated to The Ring Monday afternoon.

Abdukakhorov (17-0, 9 knockouts), who is originally from Uzbekistan and resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is ranked No. eight by using The Ring.

The 27-yr-old at the beginning signed a promotional deal with true Rank in February 2019, making his promotional and united states debut the following month, defeating Keith Obara with the aid of unanimous choice. In his last bout in October 2019, Abdukakhorov defeated former world junior welterweight titleholder Luis Collazo by using technical determination after the battle changed into stopped in circular 10 as Collazo was unable to continue as a result of a cut over his correct eye from an unintended clash of heads. 

ultimate month, Abdukakhorov and desirable Rank amicably parted approaches, permitting Lewkowicz jumped on the opportunity to sign Abdukakhorov to a promotional deal 

“he is the first fighter I’ve signed to a promotional deal who is from Uzbekistan,” Lewkowicz advised The Ring. “There’s a great deal to love about Kudratillo. He has a powerful beginner background and has accomplished very smartly as a professional (to date).”

A four-time country wide champion in Uzbekistan, completing his novice career with a a hundred and seventy-10 listing, Abdukakhorov is at the moment informed by means of Armando Valenzuela at Elite professional Boxing health club within the l. a. suburb of Santa Fe Springs.  

Abdukakhorov changed into at first scheduled to face welterweight contender and former world junior welterweight titleholder Sergey Lipinets on October 10 in Uncasville, Connecticut, later postponed to October 24, but the battle was canceled after Abdukakhorov turned into reportedly now not capable of achieve a visa to legally enter the U.S.. 

Abdukakhorov, who is managed by Vikram Swapragasam, is the necessary challenger to face IBF titleholder Errol Spence, who also holds the WBC title. Lewkowicz tells The Ring that Abdukakhorov will return to the ring sometime in March in a dwell-busy fight, likely to take area in California. Lewkowicz hopes an opportunity to face Spence will take location later this 12 months.

“Working with PBC (Premier Boxing Champions), it’s handiest inevitable that he’ll challenge Spence for the IBF title,” talked about Lewkowicz. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad on the grounds that 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) famous person newspaper. He can also be reached via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing