The beforehand introduced 10-round conflict between fast-rising, unbeaten knockout artist Shohjahon Ergashev (11-Zero-Zero, 11 KOs), a local of Uzbekistan, now combating out of Brooklyn, NY and China’s Zhimin Wang (10-2-Zero, three KOs), has now been elevated to a WBA international junior welterweight title bout, it was introduced right this moment by Matchroom Boxing USA, promoter of “Straight Outta Brooklyn”, the huge international boxing occasion set for Saturday, April 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
The 26-year-old Ergashev, coaching out of the famed Kronk Gym in Detroit, has shortly impressed boxing followers within the United States with two current show-stopping knockouts and 100% knockout ratio, constructing an enormous following within the New York City space.
In his U.S. debut, the hard-hitting southpaw stopped Marquis Hawthorne within the second spherical on November 11, 2017 at NYCB LIVE, residence of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Making his nationally televised debut on January 12, 2018 in roaring type, Ergashev knocked out undefeated, extremely regarded contender Sonny Fredrickson within the third spherical in Verona, New York. He is promoted by Salita Promotions.
Wang will likely be seeking to keep within the win column returning to motion following a dominant 10-round resolution over Anthony Sabalde on December 10, 2017 in Guangzhou, China. The victory capped a four-fight marketing campaign for Wang final 12 months which included two further resolution victories.
“I had a great training camp at the Kronk Gym in Detroit and look forward to making a statement on April 28,” stated Ergashev. “I pushed myself to the limits because I know that a world title is in my destiny. Zhimin Wang is a very skilled, strong fighter and I look forward to this great match-up and an opportunity to win my first title.”
Said Eddie Hearn, President of Matchroom Boxing USA, “I watched this young man at our last show in Long Island and he immediately caught my attention. He is a pure puncher and is going to be a real danger to the division. He has a great following already and I’m looking forward to watching him challenge for his first title in Brooklyn on April 28.”
“Shohjahon has all the ingredients to dominate the junior welterweight division and be a star in the ring,” stated Dmitriy Salita, President of Salita Promotions. “His work ethic, punching power and desire for greatness is very special. Zhimin Wang is a very skilled, durable fighter and I expect a great fight on April 28.”
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