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Zhanat Zhakiyanov

Zhakiyanov, Hammond March On; Hooper KO´d

There were mixed emotions for Hatton Promotions' fighters in Chandler, Brisbane on Saturday as Zhanat Zhakiyanov and Cameron Hammond continued to their journeys towards world title opportunities while Damien Hooper suffered a shock setback. Kazakhstani terror Zhakiyanov remained on course for a possible clash with WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka by laying out the experienced Filipino [...]

Zhanat Zhakiyanov’s Fight Moved Forward

FIGHT FANS will get the opportunity to see Zhanat Zhakiyanov's WBC EPBC bantamweight dust up with Fred Mundraby a few days earlier than expected. The pair were due to clash on the undercard of the big Rabchenko v Mundine card in Melbourne on November 12, but the fight will now take place on Rightcross Entertainment's stacked bill at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Queensland on November [...]

Zhakiyanov Blasts Unbeaten Opponent Out In One

KAZAKH wrecking machine Zhanat Zhakiyanov continued his march towards a world title shot with a blistering one round blow out of Georgia's previously unbeaten Gagi Edisherashvili in Minsk on Wednesday night. Zhakiyanov, fighting under the stewardship of former two weight world champion Ricky Hatton for the fourth time, set about his younger foe from the first bell and soon had him pressed against [...]

Zhakiyanov: “Edisherashvili And Mundraby Won’t Stop Me Becoming World Champ”

WHILE no fighter should look past their next fight, the path to glory already appears to be set out for Kazak punching machine Zhanat Zhakiyanov. The 30-year-old will attempt to win the vacant WBC EPBC bantamweight crown against undefeated Georgian Gagi Edisherashvili in Minsk, Belarus tomorrow night (Wednesday September 10) and victory will set up a defence against former Commonwealth title challenger [...]

Zhakiyanov Faces Unbeaten Georgian In Minsk

BANTAMWEIGHT powerhouse Zhanat Zhakiyanov will face Georgia's unbeaten Gagi Edisherashvili at the Moulin Rouge Club in Minsk, Belarus on September 10. Zhakiyanov is the reigning European champion but will this time contest the WBC's vacant EPBC crown. As he is already ranked at number two in the world, victory should push the Kazakhstani puncher closer to a clash with current WBC ruler Shinsuke [...]

Sergey Rabchenko, Zhanat Zhakiyanov continue to roll

Unbeaten reigning EBU and WBC Silver light-middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko stopped experienced and tough Georgian Gari Abadjian in the third round of a scheduled ten in Minsk last night (July 16). With Ricky Hatton in his corner, Sergey looked very sharp and did not give any chances to his opponent, who had previously gone the distance with the like of Valery Brazhnik, Ruben Varon, Mehdi [...]

Zhakiyanov, Burnett Shine In Belfast

HATTON PROMOTIONS prospects Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov proved why they are earning names for themselves in the bantamweight division on Friday night. The Ricky Hatton-trained punchers scored impressive stoppages over their respective foes on a show promoted in association with Jane Wilton at the Holiday Inn in Belfast. Zhakiyanov (20-1) kept busy ahead of his likely European title challenge [...]

Hatton Confident His Fighters Will Shine In Belfast

RICKY HATTON is confident his charges, Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov, will cause quite a stir when they appear in Belfast this evening (Friday, June 28). Former Youth Olympic gold medallist Burnett takes on Slovakia's experienced Elemir Rafael over four rounds and Zhakiyanov, who is ranked as Europe's number one contender by the EBU, faces Spain-based Nicaraguan Michael Escobar in a six rounder. For [...]

Zhanat Zhaklyanov Following Ricky Hatton’s Lead To Belfast

ZHANAT ZHAKIYANOV says he'll be showing off some new skills when he returns to action at the Holiday Inn in Belfast on June 28. The Kazakhstani puncher began working under the stewardship of trainer Ricky Hatton just a month ago, but he believes his ability has moved to a new level in that short time. Zhanat, who is the number one ranked super-bantamweight contender in Europe, had largely trained [...]

Ricky Hatton Training New Star Zhanat Zhakiyanov

LEADING European bantamweight contender Zhanat Zhakiyanov has begun training with Ricky Hatton and his assistant Mike Jackson at Hatton Health and Fitness in Hyde. The big punching Kazakhstani has been part of Hatton Promotions' stable since 2011 and feels a move to England will help him take his career to the next level. Zhakiyanov has won 12 of his 19 victories by knockout and is the current [...]