The best Russian professional boxers of Yuri Fedorov Sports Lab promotion company head for the US for training. Yuri Fedorov: “Seminole Warriors Boxing has set up a camp for our fighters in Florida with experienced sparring partners and best professional coaches like John David Jackson whom we saw lately in Bernard Hopkins’ corner helping him to beat Kelly Pavlik.. Our fighters need to learn from American school of boxing as pretty soon they’ll be challenging top places in world rankings fighting at the most renowned arenas like Madison Square Garden in New York or MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The results of this training will be seen on 27th February, 2008 at ESPN2 Friday Night Fights headlined by JOHNSON VS JUDAH II at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.”
Gamzat Agaev, manager of Yuri Fedorov Sports Lab: “We have our own Achilles in Sultan Ibragimov. His professional career exemplifies why boxers should have their training in America. This country has been cultivating boxing as a trade since the 19th century and we should respect that. In 1889 John Sullivan won the 75-round fight and became the last champion of the “naked fists” era. Our goal is that our boxers take a place of their own in the world boxing Hall of Fame alongside such all-time greats as Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis. And I believe that soon these guys will glorify Russia as a great country with major opportunities”.
Magomed Abdusalamov 2 (2 KO’s)-0-0, Moscow, Russia
Born in 1981 in Dagestan, former Soviet Union.
A young promising boxer, two time Russian amateur champion, Abdusalamov is also the first boxer in amateur boxing history to have won all his fights by way of KO. He successfully debuted as professional on 6th September 2008 in the Ring Stars In The Red Square event on Moscow’s Day by knocking out his rival, Epiphany Pipi of Ghana, just 1:20 into the fight. Abdusalamov went on to beat his next opponent Bernard Mwakasanga of Tansania (2-2-0) even sooner, knocking him out before the first minute of the fight was over.
Habib Allahverdiev 8 (3 KO’s)-0-0, Moscow, Russia
Born in 1982 in Dagestan, former Soviet Union.
As amateur Allahverdiev boxed in up-to-60 kg and 64 kg weight categories and is a winner of the Army World Games in 2003, champion of Russia in 2004, bronze medallist of AIBA World Cup in China in 2005 having lost a semi-final to Jordanez Hernandez of Cuba. Allahverdiev went pro in 2007 and has a record of 8-0-0 (3Kos). On September 6th 2008 in the Ring Stars In The Red Square event on Moscow’s Day he defeated Roland Mills of Ghana by TKO.
Dzhamal Kasumov pro-debut, Moscow, Russia
Born in 1984 in Dagestan, former Soviet Union.
European and world champion in kickboxing in 2004, 2005
World champion in professional kickboxing in 2006
Winner of K1 Grand Prix (2006, Slovakia)
Winner of K1 Grand Prix (2007, France)
Professional boxer since 2009
Sakhib Usarov 10(5 KO’s)-0-0, Moscow, Russia
Born in 1983 in Tadzhikistan, former Soviet Union.
Amateur career highlights:
International Master of Sports
115 fights, 111 wins
3-time champion of Moscow
4-time winner of Moscow Cup
Champion of Tadzhikistan
Winner of China Cup
Winner of the Klitshcko Brothers’ tournament (2001, Kiev)
Professional career highlights:
Champion of Russia (2008, Kazan’)
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING
WARRIORS BRING STANDOUTS ABDUSALAMOV AND ALLAHVERDIEV ON BOARD
HOLLYWOOD, FL, February 17 – The international expansion of Seminole Warriors Boxing continues in 2009, as it was announced today that the Florida-based promotional firm will co-promote Russian standouts Magomed Abdusalamov and Habib Allahverdiev with Yuri Fedorov Sports Lab, with both athletes competing under the management of Gamzat Agaev.
“There is so much great talent coming from Russia, and we’re excited to be working with two of the country’s best in Magomed Abdusalamov and Habib Allahverdiev,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “Both of these young men have great potential and if what I’ve seen from them already is any indication, they should both be wearing world title belts in the coming years.”
A native of Makhachkala who now makes his home in Moscow, 27-year old Magomed Abdusalamov (2-0, 2 KOs) is a 6 foot 3, 260 pound heavyweight who can strike fear into the heart of any opponent. A two-time Russi! an amateur champion, Abdusalamov turned pro in September of 2008 with a first round knockout of Epiphanie Pipi, and his next opponent two months later didn’t fare any better, as Bernard Mwakasanga was stopped in just 41 seconds.
Sampson Lewkowicz who helped orchestrate the making of Sultan Ibragimov into a world champion commented, “He is much farther along and more talented then Sultan was at this stage of his career”. Sampson will work with Seminole Warriors Boxing in this venture as well.
26-year old junior welterweight Habib Allahverdiev (8-0, 3 KOs) has impressed fight game insiders with his crafty southpaw style and a ring savvy way beyond his 26 years. Known as the “Krushin’ Russian”, the Makhachkala-born Allahverdiev has won all eight of his pro bouts since turning pro at the world famous Madison Square Garden in March of 2007, and more than half of his fights have taken place in the United States, giving him valuable road experience as he marche! s towards a world title shot.
Both Abdusalamov and Alla! hverdiev will make their Seminole Warriors debut on February 27th at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.