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Former amateur world champion Hurshid Tojibaev set to build quickly on pro debut win

RINGSIDE 27/03/2019

Former world amateur champion Hurshid Tojibaev wants to move quickly in the professional game after making an eye-catching debut.

The Uzbek hero demolished Krzysztof Rogowski inside three rounds in Poland on March 23 and having fought in two Olympic Games before turning professional, is ready to race to the top of the paid ranks.

Tojibaev said: “I have been waiting a long time for this moment and I enjoyed it. I won the AIBA title over 12 rounds so I know what longer fights are like.

“I simply want to become world champion as a professional now and I know I have what it takes to get there.

“I don’t want to waste time and I hope to be fighting for some kind of title after a handful of bouts.

“I’m so pleased to be with MTK Global alongside my friend and former Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov. We believe we are with the people who can guide us best.

“It’s the biggest boxing management company in the world and I’m so pleased they chose me for their team. I believe they’ll make a major difference to how my career develops.”

With Tojibaev up and running, compatriot Zoirov takes his professional bow on a glitzy card Round 10 Boxing Club card in Dubai on April 5; broadcast live on ESPN and iFL TV.

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