Closing in on a world-title shot, Detroit by way of Rakhmon, Uzbekistan’s IBF #6-, WBA #12-, WBO #8- and RING #8-ranked Shohjahon Ergashev (22-0, 19 KOs) says he’s conscious of the hazard and is aware of what’s on the road when he takes on his subsequent foe, fellow knockout artist Angel “El Furioso” Martinez Hernandez (14-1-2, 14 KOs) from Baja California, Mexico.
The 2 knockout punchers will meet in a 10-round tremendous light-weight shootout as certainly one of two foremost occasions for Salita Promotions’ subsequent Detroit Brawl occasion, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, on the historic Backyard Theater in Midtown Detroit. Unbeaten WBO #12-, IBF #11-, WBC #7-ranked mild heavyweight Ali Izmailov (8-0, 6 KOs) and in addition undefeated Eric Murguia (14-0, 12 KOs) can be combating for the USBA Gentle Heavyweight Championship within the different 10-round foremost occasion.
Dwelling and coaching in Detroit on the Kronk Gymnasium underneath world-famous coach SugarHill Steward, Ergashev says taking over such a harmful foe so near a world-title combat will profit his profession in the long term.
“I’m near a title combat and I feel this combat has a job for my expertise,” mentioned Ergashev throughout a break in coaching. “My father as soon as instructed me to by no means underestimate the energy of any opponent. I’m certain it is a worthy opponent, however that doesn’t imply he’s stronger than me.”
Ergashev says going through one other puncher meant switching up in coaching at Kronk for this match.
“This time in coaching, we paid a bit of extra consideration to energy and bodily preparation, reasonably than simply boxing approach,” admitted Ergashev, “and I’m delighted with the outcome. To be again in an American boxing ring, I really feel a surge of energy and thirst for battle. That is my second combat this 12 months and I really feel like I’m reborn in boxing. I’m able to placed on a spectacular present.”
Ergashev, who says he loves his adopted dwelling of Detroit and has a particular feeling for the folks, is a hero of nationwide proportions in his native Uzbekistan with over two million Instagram followers alone. “Having so many followers, I can really feel the ability of my followers’ help,” he mentioned. “However, on the similar time, I’m conscious of the social significance of the content material on my web page, so I attempt to share my opinion and outlook on life with my subscribers. I wish to encourage folks.”
Additionally featured that evening can be an eight-round tremendous bantamweight battle between Accra, Ghana’s Prince Dzanie (22-0, 18 KOs) and Juan Gabriel Medina (14-11, 12 KOs) of La Romana, DOM, in addition to undefeated Icelandic heavyweight Kolbeinn “The Ice Bear” Kristinsson taking over unpredictable Houstonian Rodney Moore (20-22-2, 9 KOs) in a six-round battle of huge males.
Undefeated Grand Rapids, Michigan-based former newbie champions Joseph Hicks Jr. and Joshua Pagan will even see motion that evening, as Hicks (2-0, 2 KOs) will face skilled Dominican scrapper Jonathan Batista (19-16, 12 KOs) in a six-round middleweight battle, whereas Pagan will tackle Brazilian scrapper Maycon Oller Da Silva (1-5) over 4 tremendous light-weight rounds. Considered one of Detroit’s personal, undefeated middleweight Da’Velle Smith (3-0, 3 KOs), already the winner of the WBC’s Massive Belt Championship Event, will go 4 rounds or much less with Wenatchee, Washington’s Devontae McDonald (2-1, 1 KO).
Rounding out the motion can be undefeated Houston-based mild heavyweight Darius “DFG” Fulghum (2-0, 2 KOs), who will tackle Delaware’s David Murray (10-3-1, 6 KOs) in a light-weight six and lastly, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada’s Spencer Wilcox (3-0, 2 KOs) will face an opponent that’s nonetheless TBA in a light-weight six-rounder.
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