Two Kazakh stars in the making heading to Cardiff on March 1

RINGSIDE 07/02/2019

Two of Kazakhstan’s hottest boxing talents Sultan Zaurbek and Azhbenov Nurtas will star on the MTK Global show at Cardiff’s Vale Sports Arena on March 1.

Zaurbek (3-0) and Nurtas (2-0) both produced stunning first-round knockouts last time out and are now set to wow a Welsh crowd on a busy bill broadcast live and exclusively on iFL TV.

Both men, who are great friends outside the ring, also enjoyed stellar amateur careers before turning professional with MTK Global in June 2018.

Zaurbek, who hails from Shymkent, won gold at the 2014 Asian Games and bronze at the AIBA world youth tournament the same year before going on to claim silver at the 2017 Islamic Games.

With a win over Olympic champion Robson Conceicao to his name, Zaurbek has begun life as a professional in impressive fashion; blasting Johnson Tellez aside on a Sky Sports card in Monaco before dispatching Stefan Nicolae in double-quick time last time out.

Nurtas also boasts a victory over an Olympic champion. Seven or eight weeks before the 2016 Olympics, the Aktjubinsk fighter beat Fazliddin Gabinazarov. Two months later, Gabinazarov would win gold in Rio.

Described by MTK Global International Consultant Mike Altamura as simply a “hellacious puncher,” Nurtas’ brutal power was on display when he dispatched Anto Nakic within a minute and a half at York Hall back in December.

The classy Kazakhs join a packed Cardiff card already topped by Akeem Ennis Brown’s IBF European super-lightweight title defence against the unbeaten Bilal Rehman and Jacob Robinson’s step up against Jonny Phillips.

In addition, fans can see the likes of undefeated Commonwealth flyweight king Jay Harris, emerging stars Jacob Lovell and Kieran Gething plus Alex Hughes, Maredudd Thomas and more on the night.

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