David O. Joyce handed Venezuelan test in Kazakhstan on July 6

RINGSIDE 11/06/2019

WBO European featherweight champion Davey Oliver Joyce will meet heavy-handed Venezuelan Brailor Teran on the historic show in Kazakhstan on July 6.

The undefeated Mullingar star (10-0, 8 KOs) heads for Nur-Sultan for the #MTKFightNight and will fight it out with Teran (27-17-1, 20 KOs) as part of a bill that includes a WBC world title fight between Nordine Oubaali and Arthur Villanueva.

As he prepares to fight on the road for a third time in another new corner of the world live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and also on QAZ Sport and iFL TV, Joyce is understandably upbeat.

Joyce said: “This is my third show away from home now – I’ve fought in New York, then Dubai and now I’m going to fight in Kazakhstan.

“Everybody saw what a great night I had in Dubai in stopping Stephen Tiffney to win this belt and earn the award of the best boxer on the night.

“Now I’m off to Kazakhstan but I’ve boxed there so many times before as an amateur I lost count. Nur-Sultan is an amazing city and I can’t wait to be back there.

“It’s a pleasure to be fighting in Kazakhstan and this is going to be such an amazing event with a world title on the show and some of the country’s biggest talents.”

Alongside Joyce vs. Teran and the world bantamweight title clash between Oubaali and Villanueva, the hugely popular undefeated welterweight Zhankosh Turarov is pitted against Argentina’s Mauro Godoy and lightweight Viktor Kotochigov battles Jairo Lopez for the WBC International title.

A lengthy undercard boasts the likes of Sultan Zaurbek, Ali Baloyev, Abilkhaiyr Shegaliyev, Nurtas Azhbenov and Abay Tolesh.