Daniyar Yeleussinov brought an outstanding amateur record into the pro ranks when the talented Kazakh made his debut in April.
Victories over Josh Taylor, Josh Kelly and Jamal Herring at amateur level set Yeleussinov up to claim gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The fighter was then headhunted by Matchroom Boxing.
Four bouts and four wins in, Yeleussinov has the sport at his mercy as a world championship chance is pencilled in for the next 18 months.
Starring this weekend on a Monte Carlo bill packed full of talent and live on DAZN, Yeleussinov steps up to eight rounds for the first time having completely bypassed the four-round limit.
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It seems simply a matter of time before Yeleussinov is challenging for honors as Marcos Mojica awaits the 27 year-old at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin.
Speaking at the final presser, Daniyar said:”I love this place. It’s my first time here and I hope it won’t be the last.
“I like to box in different countries in front of different people with different mentalities.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn is looking forward to the event.
“I’m delighted to be back in Monaco for the third time for another fantastic night of World Championship boxing,” said Eddie Hearn.
“It’s always special to return to the Casino de Monte-Carlo. It’s a stunning setting that’s unique within boxing and will be broadcast and enjoyed by fight fans throughout the World.”
“The Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza is one of the exclusive events hosted by Le Casino de Monte-Carlo for our high-end clients throughout the year,” said Mr. Pascal Camia, Gaming Operations Executive Vice President.
“All year round, we offer tailor-made gaming and money can’t buy experiences in a legendary décor.
“More than a Championship, the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza is a unique show celebrating the great luxury gaming.”
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