The ten greatest Kazakh kings of the ring

To have a good time the profession of Gennady Golovkin, set to battle Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez this weekend on the age of 40, we check out the ten greatest boxers from Kazakhstan at the moment energetic

1 Gennady Golovkin

By far Kazakh boxing’s biggest export, Golovkin, now 40, has terrified the middleweight division since 2010, dropping solely as soon as in that point to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Massive moments embrace wins over Danny Jacobs, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and, earlier this 12 months, Ryota Murata in Japan.

2 Zhanibek Alimkhanuly

Southpaw middleweight Alimkhanuly is at the moment 12-0, successful eight of these fights by stoppage. Within the final 14 months he has stopped Rob Brant (RTD 8), Hassan N’Dam (TKO 8) and Danny Dignum (TKO 2), placing himself very a lot on the map.

3 Sergey Lipinets

A battle-hardened aggressor, Lipinets grew to become an IBF super-lightweight belt-holder in 2017, when outpointing Akihiro Kondo, solely to lose the belt in his first defence in opposition to Mikey Garcia. Final day out he stopped Omar Figueroa Jnr in eight rounds to win the WBC super-lightweight belt.

4 Meiirim Nursultanov

Yet one more Kazakh primarily based in Oxnard, California, Nursultanov turned skilled in 2016 and is now 17-0 as a middleweight. This 12 months he has stopped each Andrey Sirotkin and Sebastian Horacio Papeschi inside 5 rounds.

5 Zhan Kossobutskiy

Massive-punching southpaw Kossobutskiy has ended 17 of his 18 skilled wins contained in the scheduled distance and subsequently emerged as a dangerman at heavyweight. His standout wins have to this point come in opposition to Johann Duhaupas (TKO 5) and Alexis Garcia (TKO 5).

6 Kanat Islam

Although he fell brief in his final battle in opposition to Jimmy Kelly in February, Islam had received all 28 fights earlier than that, together with victories over the likes of Brandon Cook dinner and Walter Kautondokwa.

7 Daniyar Yeleussinov

Nonetheless comparatively untested as a professional, Yeleussinov is however 11-0 and a former high beginner. To this point in his professional profession he has stopped Julius Indongo in two rounds and outpointed Juan Hernan Leal over 12.

8 Ruslan Madiyev

Maidyev has been overwhelmed a few occasions as a professional, dropping in opposition to each Pablo Cesar Cano and Danielito Zorrilla, however has additionally managed to safe first rate wins in opposition to Jesus Antonio Perez Campos and Luis Hernandez Ramos to maneuver his report to 14-2.

9 Aidos Yerbossynuly

Tremendous-middleweight Yerbossynuly finds himself at 16-0, with 11 wins inside the space, and final 12 months stopped Lennox Allen in 11 rounds. Earlier than that he knocked out unbeaten Ghanaian Issah Samir inside three.

10 Ali Akhmedov

Although stopped within the twelfth spherical by Carlos Gongora in 2020, Akhmedov has in any other case been spectacular, successful 18 professional fights and halting the likes of David Zegarra (RTD 3) and Marcus McDaniel (TKO 3).

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