Elite Kazakh amateurs Sultan Zaurbek and Azhbenov Nurtas discuss signing with MTK Global

Ringside 15/06/2018

Elite Kazakh amateurs Sultan Zaurbek and Azhbenov Nurtas are keen to get stuck into action in the professional ranks.

Lightweight star Zaurbek enjoyed huge successes as an amateur; beating Olympic champion Robson Conceicao as well as Team GB’s Peter McGrail on the way to several medals.

Zaurbek said: “British fans should know about me already because I beat Peter McGrail in the World Youth Championships and have picked up medals at youth level.

“I’m a fast, heavy counter-puncher so my style is going to be suited to the professional game. I can’t wait to get started and I’m delighted to be signing with MTK Global.

“I’m keen to gain international experience as a pro as soon as possible. My ultimate goal is to become a world champion and a well-known figure in the boxing world.”

Nurtas – another lightweight – boasts a victory over Olympic champion Fazliddin Gaibnazarov as well as countless medals in one of boxing’s leading amateur national championships.

Nurtas added: “I’m so proud to be signing for MTK Global and I’m looking forward to a productive relationship yielding many titles.

“What I want most is to make Kazakhstan proud. It’s a country with a proud boxing history and I hope to play a significant part in continuing the traditions.

“Ultimately, I want to reach world level and I know with MTK Global guiding my career, we will get there together.”