Zhanat Zhakiyanov won the WBA International title and scored his 12 successive stoppage when he halted Argentina’s Hector Guzman in the sixth round in Vratsa, Bulgaria on Saturday night (May 9).
The Ricky Hatton-trained bantamweight looked set to have an early night when he dropped Guzman with a wide-arching left hook in the opening round. But things nearly turned around when Zhakiyanov suffered a flash knockdown from a counter right a round later. Continue reading
ZHANAT ZHAKIYANOV has WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka in his sights and is hoping for a showdown in the summer. Continue reading
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 Roberto Lerio in the second round. Continue reading
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 8. Continue reading
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 the ropes.
A series of shots from both fists saw Edisherashvili covering up before a brutal body blow finished things.
The victory meant Zhakiyanov added the vacant WBC EPBC bantamweight title to his European crown and remains on track for fights against the elite of the division. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
BANTAMWEIGHT powerhouse Zhanat Zhakiyanov will face Georgia’s unbeaten Gagi Edisherashvili at the Moulin Rouge Club in Minsk, Belarus on September 10. Continue reading
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 Bouadla and Sofian Cherfioui.
Following Ruben Varon’s surprise inside the distance defeat to Rafael Chiruta at the weekend, Sergey now finds himself without an official challenger again.
The EBU should nominate a new official opponent shortly, but after the decision of Emmanuelle Della Rosa to pull out of the position and the “accident” of Varon, it seems that there are not much people willing to challenge the Belarusian puncher. Continue reading
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 against Stephane Jamoye by becoming the first fighter to halt Spain-based Nicaraguan Michael Escobar.
The Kazakhstani, fighting under the stewardship of Hatton for the first time, hurt his opponent on several occasions before the referee stepped in during the fourth round. Continue reading
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).