Tri-Star Boxing’s April 16 card in Murfreesboro, TN has added a huge bonus for boxing fans. Joining in on the action is, two-time Kazakhstan Olympian, Ivan Dychko. The eight-bout card is rich with fresh talent, rising prospects, and international experience. Dychko, an unbeaten heavyweight at 11-0 (11 KOs), is co-promoted by Probellum and Bulldog Boxing Promotions.
Dychko, 31, stands at an imposing six-feet nine-inches tall. His young resume is seasoned with knockouts over experienced veterans Maurice Harris, Ray Austin, and Alexander Ustinov. Dychko’s last two outings were in his native Kazakhstan. His bout in Murfreesboro, TN will be his first U.S. appearance since 2019.
Dychko grew up with Muhammad Ali, Ray Leonard, and Roy Jones Jr. as his ring idols. Dychko shared their Olympic pedigree bringing home bronze medals in both the 2012 and 2016 games. Additionally, he shares one other common trait with these boxing immortals.
“Ivan is a very athletic heavyweight,” Elvis Crespo, Dychko’s co-manager, explained. “He’s very mobile and can move off his back foot to find angles.”
Dychko has sparred with an elite class of modern heavyweights including Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz, and Tyson Fury, whom he matches in height.
“I learned boxing from my older brothers,” Dychko stated. “I say my mind is the best weapon and, of course, my right cross. I am a boxer-puncher and counter puncher. I take every opponent seriously and will keep winning until I become world champion.”
Next up for Dychko will be veteran heavyweight Daniel Martz of West Virginia. Martz has faced a steady schedule of heavyweight contenders in Joshua Parker, Bryant Jennings, Luis Ortiz, and Charles Martin. He has a KO victory over former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig and took the “0” from Alexis Santos’ record in Boston.
“It is going to be another great performance by Ivan,” Ziya Aliyev, Dychko’s co-manager, expressed. “He is coming back to show that he is the special one.”
April 16 is rapidly approaching as Rydell Mayes Jr. will headline this night of fellow locals and world prospects at the Embassy Suites, 1200 Conference Center BLVD, in Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Doors open at 6:00 PM and tickets are on sale now at WWW.TRISTARBOXING.COM.
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Highly Rated Heavyweight Ivan Dychko Joins Probellum
Global boxing promoter Probellum, in association with Bulldog Boxing Promotions, is delighted to announce the co-promotional signing of top heavyweight prospect Ivan Dychko.
Dychko (11-0, 11 knockouts), from Kazakhstan, has caught the eye with a host of impressive performances following his professional debut in 2017, most recently against Russia’s Aleksandr Ustinov in December. He is yet to experience defeat.
His form in the professional ranks will come as no surprise to those who followed Dychko’s amateur career, during which time he won bronze medals at the Olympic Games in both 2012 and 2016, while also going up against a number of fighters who have gone on to become big names in the sport, including Anthony Joshua, Joe Joyce and recent Probellum signing, Bakhodir Jalolov.
Speaking about his signing, Dychko said: “I’m delighted to be working together with Bulldog Boxing and Probellum. I am 100% sure that they will help me become world champion.
“I am grateful in their trust of me and together we will make history.”
“We are obviously very pleased to announce the co-promotional signing of Ivan Dychko, a very talented boxer with a bright future ahead of him,” added Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.
“The fact Ivan is undefeated since turning professional, winning all 11 of his fights via knockout, speaks volumes about the skills and attributes he possesses.
“This is yet another big signing for Probellum and we now look forward to watching Ivan develop and flourish under our guidance.”
Gino Limeri, Bulldog Boxing Promotions, President, added:
“I am beyond excited that we were able to sign Ivan in partnership with Probellum. His combination of size, power, boxing IQ and amateur pedigree as a two-time Olympic medalist will undoubtedly result in Ivan becoming a household name in the very near future.
“Partnering with Probellum gives us the opportunity to take his great talents across the world and we can’t wait to get started.”
Dychko becomes the latest addition to a high-quality stable which boasts a combination of exciting young stars and experienced fighters, including Nonito Donaire, Regis Prograis, Estelle Mossely, Lee McGregor, Donnie Nietes, Troy Williamson, Dina Thorslund, Muhammad Waseem, O’Shaquie Foster, Will Cawley, Mark Dickinson and Pat and Luke McCormack.
Probellum will hold its first event of 2022 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium over two consecutive nights, on March 18 and 19, with a host of brilliant boxers already confirmed to compete, including Sunny Edwards, Muhammad Waseem, Regis Prograis, Tyrone McKenna, Jono Carroll and Estelle Mossely. More names will be announced in the coming weeks.
A week later, on March 25, Probellum heads to Newcastle’s Utilita Arena for a show featuring some of British boxing’s most talented stars such as Troy Williamson, Lewis Ritson, Thomas Patrick Ward, Pat McCormack and Ben Rees.
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