Team Shumenov believes it is worth reviewing recent history en light of the recent announcement that World Boxing Association Super/IBF cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev will defend against Murat Gassiev in late November or early December in Russia: A condition for allowing Lebedev to fight International Boxing Federation cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez on May 21, 2016 was that Lebedev had to fight WBA cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov within 120 days.
Murat Gassiev’s vicious left hand ended FS1’s main event in spectacular fashion. Prior to the knockout punch, Jordan Shimmell turned Murat’s forehead bright red with jabs and left hooks. Gassiev missed his first right-handed attempt, but made the left hand count to close the show in style. Shimmell remained unconscious for a short time before showing he was okay as the crowd stood in relief. The punching power that trainer Abel Sanchez spoke of was evident with Tuesday night’s display from Gassiev.
Murat Gassiev, 22-0(16KO), meets one-loss Jordan Shimmell for a 12-round IBF cruiserweight eliminator in the main event on FS1 this Tuesday night. From its inception, Fox Sports 1’s Toe-To-Toe Tuesday fight series has matched prospects and contenders in real fights, exactly what the fans want to see. It features boxers climbing the ladder in development bouts and champion-level matchups. The Premier Boxing Champions series on FS1 has proved to be consistent in the absence of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
MURAT GASSIEV – “I’m very thankful for this opportunity and I’m going to take advantage of it.
“I’ll see you tomorrow night for a great show.”
JORDAN SHIMMELL – “I have a great strong fighter that I’m going up against tomorrow. He’s been in with some very good opposition so it will be definitely be a tough fight.
Jordan Shimmell, 20-1 with 16 KOs, has been training hard for his upcoming IBF World Title Eliminator Bout on May 17, 2016 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. The fight is the 12 round main event which will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) and Fox Deportes as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series on Fox Sports’ Toe to Toe Tuesdays boxing show.
Las Vegas, NV (December 21, 2015) This past Friday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, world ranked lightweight Denis “Genghis Khan” Shafikov, (36-2-1, 19KO’s) and undefeated cruiserweight contender Murat “Iron” Gassiev, (22-0-0, 16KO’s) were featured in separate fights telecast on Spike TV.
Both fights ended in less than satisfactory matters with Shafikov and Gassiev coming up short despite putting on dominating performances.
LAS VEGAS (November 30, 2015) – Detroit’s Isiah Thomas (15-0, 6 KOs) and Russia’s Murat “Iron” Gassiev (22-0, 16 KOs) will meet in a 12-round battle of undefeated cruiserweights as the co-main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC)on Spike Friday, December 18 from the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Already a marquee event featuring Murat “Iron” Gassiev (20-0, 13 KO’s) defending his IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Championship vs. Felix “Bad News” Cora Jr. (25-6-2, 14 KO’s) in a 12-round main event along with a musical performance by a name artist, the April 17 edition of throne boxing from The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino just got even bigger. In an intriguing televised co-featured bout, Philadelphia southpaw Ray “The New” Robinson (19-2, 9 KO’s) and Sherzodbek “The Lion” Alimjanov (22-2, 12 KO’s) of Uzbekistan will battle it out over 10 rounds for Robinson’s NABO Welterweight Championship. Fans can catch the action live on FOX Sports 1 in the United States and internationally on TIDAL.com, the newly launched music streaming service that combines the best high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos and expertly curated editorial.
Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that the second edition throne boxing is set for Friday, April 17, 2015 at The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut and will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT. Headlining the event will be undefeated Russian cruiserweight sensation Murat “Iron” Gassiev defending his IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Championship against veteran Felix “Bad News” Cora Jr. of Galveston, Texas in a 12-round main event.