Zhankosh Turarov aims to move to 23-0, 16 KOs on Cardiff’s #MTKFightNight on Saturday and is relishing the environment.
The talented Kazakh makes a long-awaited return at Vale Sports Arena – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and also on iFL TV – and is proud to have the chance to perform for the passionate Welsh boxing fans.
Turarov said: “I like Welsh boxing very, very much. The Welsh fight up until the end yet they do not fall. They’re all very strong and solid.
“On Saturday, I will see what it’s like to fight in the UK for the first time. I’m ready for anything and I trust the people over there will love watching me.
“I thank MTK Global for this opportunity. I’m very glad to be with them now and I believe they can lead me to world level where I will truly be able to prove everything that I’m able to do.
“I’m hoping to fight for a world title this year and I will do everything in my power to make that possible. First of all, I have a job to do on Saturday and I plan to do it in spectacular fashion.”
MTK Kazakhstan’s Turarov is joined on a stellar bill by his compatriot Sultan Zaurbek; another seen by many as a future world-level fighter and another keen to showcase himself to the Welsh public.
Headlining the bill is local flyweight Jay Harris, who takes on recent world title challenger Angel Moreno for the EBU crown with two other title fights in Craig Evans vs. Stephen Ormond (WBO European lightweight title) and Kieran Gething vs. Craig Woodruff (Welsh super-lightweight title).
A host of emerging Welsh talents such as Sean McGoldrick and Jacob Robinson will also be vying for the limelight as will the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham, which will be broadcast on a big screen at the venue.