Daniyar Yeleussinov vs Gabor Gorbics on August 4 in Cardiff, Wales
2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov, (2-0-0, 1 KO), of Kazakhstan will face battle-tested veteran Gabor Gorbics, (24-11-0, 14 KO’s), of Budapest, Hungary in a six-round welterweight battle on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Ice Arena Cardiff, as part of Matchroom Boxing’s acclaimed JDNXTGEN series telecast on Sky Sports.
The event is headlined by a vacant Commonwealth Lightweight Title clash between Joe Cordina and Sean Dodd.
Fresh off his dominant performance in his London debut on June 6, Yeleussinov has begun preparations for this third professional fight. Fighting at the famed York Hall, the exciting southpaw won a six-round decision over veteran Zoltan Szabo.
Joined in London by local Kazak dignitaries and supporters, Yeleussinov is also expected to have a wealth of fans in Cardiff on August 4.
“As I progress in my professional career I will continue to add to my skill set,” said Yeleussinov. “Every day in training camp I learn more about becoming a better and more aggressive professional fighter.”
“Daniyar has improved in both of his professional bouts and we look for even greater improvement on August 4 against Gorbics,” said Ziya Aliyev of Boxing Stars Management Group, LLC. “We’ve heard the Cardiff boxing fans are loud and passionate and we can’t wait to have them see Daniyar.” Boxing Stars Management Group LLC is headed by Aliyev and Elvis Crespo.
Gorbics has faced numerous world class prospects over the course of his six years as a professional including Kerman Lejarraga, Liam Williams, Asinia Byfield, Radzhab Butaev, Sergey Lubkovich and Shakhram Giyasov.
Yeleussinov took the U.S. boxing fans by storm with a show-stopping performance in his pro debut on the April 28, 2018 Daniel Jacobs-Maciej Sulecki card recording a third-round knockout of Noah Kidd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Following his brilliant performance in his highly anticipated professional debut on Saturday, April 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan has settled into a new training camp with the renowned John-David Jackson in Boca Raton, Florida.
The 27-year-old welterweight is preparing for his next bout in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 6 at the famed and sold-out York Hall in London under the banner of his promoter, Matchroom Boxing.
“I feel terrific training in Florida and I’m learning a great deal with John-David,” said Yeleussinov who knocked out Noah Kidd in the third round in his first pro bout. “Every day I’m learning new things to make me a better and more aggressive professional boxer and I can’t wait to fight in London on June 6.”
“Daniyar’s a student of boxing and we clicked right away,” said Jackson, a former two-division world champion and a southpaw like Yeleussinov. “I want him to fight in the pocket but be smart about it, making sure he moves his head and being more evasive.”
“He’s very disciplined with me and we’ve developed a quick rapport and a strong bond. I’m a teacher and he wants to learn everything and is very cooperative about trying new things.”
“In the amateur system it was about scoring points, but I want him to be more aggressive and focus on hurting his opponents throughout the fight. He’s big and strong for a welterweight and that’s a key as we move forward.”
Along with his father, Marat who served as his amateur trainer, Yeleussinov is also joined in camp by his brother Duaren who is 7-0-1 with six knockouts competing in the middleweight division as a professional.
Yeleussinov’s initial training camp in Florida is also being overseen by his co-manager’s Ziya Aliyev and Elvis Crespo.
“We’re very encouraged by Daniyar’s progress with John-David just in the couple week’s he’s been down here,” said Aliyev. “It’s been a good fit right off the bat and we look forward to his fight on June 6 in front of the great boxing fans in London.”