MTK Global add to Kazakh ranks with undefeated light-middleweight

RINGSIDE 01/04/2019

MTK Global is delighted to confirm undefeated light-middleweight Abilkhaiyr Shegaliyev has signed for MTK Kazakhstan.

With the powerful Viktor Kotochigov joining fellow Kazakhs Sultan Zaurbek and Nurtas Azhbenov on the roster last week, another compatriot Shegaliyev (2-0-KO1) signs up ready to resume a rapid rise.

Shegaliyev said: “This is a proud moment for me and also means that now I can focus solely on improving as a fighter safe in the knowledge I have the best management team guiding my career.

“I’m pleased to be joining my compatriots Sultan, Nurtas and Viktor and together we can ensure a successful future for Kazakh boxing. I want to rise up the ranks quickly and win titles at the first opportunity.”

Ahmed A Seddiqi said: “This is another excellent signing for MTK Kazakhstan – Abilkhaiyr is one of the hottest prospects from the region and we are confident he’ll win titles sooner rather than later.

“With fighters of Abilkhaiyr’s quality joining a stable that already boasts huge quality, it’s another significant step forward for us, for him and for Kazakh boxing.”

Askar Salikbayev said: “We are proud to bring in another star of the future in Abilkhaiyr, who is a fighter we have admired for some time.

“Now the biggest names on the Kazakh boxing scene are choosing us, we move towards a brighter future with fighters such as Abilkhaiyr showing the younger generation what can be achieved.”

Shegaliyev is straight into action as an MTK Kazakhstan fighter this weekend when he returns on the global stage of the ground-breaking DXB Uncovered show in Dubai.