Olympic phenom, 10-0, parts with Eddie Hearn to claim world title shot

Daniyar Yeleussinov

Mark Robinson

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov, who Eddie Hearn labeled “one of the greatest talents in world boxing” in 2018, has left Matchroom Boxing.

Firstly complaining of not being placed on big events back in 2019, it was clear the undefeated world-ranked welterweight was not happy for some time.

He’s now a promotional free agent.

Yeleussinov of Astana, Kazakhstan, has a record of 10-0 with six knockouts.

The 30 year-old has been fighting top competition as evidenced by wins over Marcos Mojica (16-2-2), Reshard Hicks (12-0-1), Alan Sanchez (20-4-1), and a 2nd round knockout over former unified world champion Julius Indongo on November 27th in Hollywood, Florida.

With the win over Indongo, Yeleussinov captured the IBF Intercontinental Title, certainly catapulting him to a number-eight ranking in the IBF.

Elvis Crespo, CEO of Boxing Stars Management, said: “We would like to thank Matchroom Boxing for bringing Daniyar to this point of his career.

“We are seeking the best option for Daniyar so he can be properly marketed and moved to the top of the welterweight division. Furthermore, Daniyar is a top talent.

“He has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with and is a future world champion.”

Daniyar Yeleussinov Eddie Hearn
Mark Robinson

MOVING ON FROM EDDIE HEARN

“I look forward to fighting the better quality fighters. The recognized names of the welterweight division in my next few fights,” said Yeleussinov. “That should lead me to a world title shot.

“When I was an amateur, my goal was to be the best in the world. I won the Olympic gold medal. When I turned professional, my goal again was to be the best in the world and become a world champion.

“I look forward to signing with a new promoter. They can help on my journey to reach that championship goal.”

Ziya Aliyev, Managing Director of Boxing Stars Management, stated: ” Our main priority is to continue building Daniyar’s career so the world can see he is the best welterweight in the world.

“We are excited about his future and look forward to getting him back in the ring real soon.”

Before turning professional, Yeleussinov was an extremely accomplish amateur as he won the 2010 Asian Games, 2013 World Championships. He was a two-time AIBA Elite Men’s Boxer of the Year. That culminated in winning the 2016 Olympic Gold Medal in Rio de Janeiro.

In that tournament, he defeated pro standouts Josh Kelly, Soulemayne Cissokho, and Shakhram Giyasov.

He also has amateur wins over current undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor and world champion Jamel Herring.

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