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Salamov, Idigov and Davtaev Score Impressive Victories in Grozny

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All three of Salita Promotions’ Russia-based contenders, light heavyweight Umar Salamov, super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov and heavyweight Apti Davtaev scored impressive victories in Russia today.

Fighting in the main event at the Grozny City Hotel in Grozny, and live in Russia on Match TV, IBF #11- and WBO #15-rated Umar Salamov moved to 22-1, 17 KOs with a two-round KO over Denis Liebau (23-3, 21 KOs) of Frankfurt Germany.


Fighting for the WBO International Light Heavyweight Championship, Salamov came out firing in round two, landing a perfect left hook to the body that dropped Liebau for the count. The official time was 2:15.

WBO #14-rated super middleweight Aslambek Idigov (14-0, 6 KOs) destroyed former African champion Daniel Wanyonyi (27-13-2, 22 KOs) of Kenya in two brutal rounds. Idigov dropped Wanyonyi three times with a series of brutal right hands. The fight was waved off at 2:32. Idigov is now the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion.

Heavyweight crusher Apti Davtaev (16-0-1, 15 KOs) took out the Ukraine’s Evgeny German Skobenko in six dominant rounds. A serious prospect in the big man’s division, Davtaev was way too powerful for the normally capable Skobenko, pushing him around until the fateful round, where a solid mix of unanswered shots brought an end at 2:40.

“All three fighters did their jobs well today,” said their co-promoter, Dmitriy Salita. “They are all future champions and they looked the part today against respectable opponents. I am proud of all them. The work they have been doing at Kronk Gym is really showing through in their dominant performances.”

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A trio of Russia-based contenders, Light Heavyweight Umar Salamov, super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov and heavyweight Apti Davtaev will be back in action tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, at the Grozny City Hotel in Grozny, and televised live in Russia on Match TV.

IBF #11- and WBO #15-rated Salamov (21-1, 16 KOs) will face Denis Liebau (23-2, 21 KOs) of Frankfurt Germany, for the WBO International Light Heavyweight Championship.

WBO #14-rated Idigov (13-0, 5 KOs) will take on former African champion Daniel Wanyonyi (27-12-2, 22 KOs) of Kenya in a 10-rounder.

And undefeated heavyweight Davtaev (15-0-1, 14 KOs) will face 6’ 9” Moscow-based veteran Evgeny “Molecule from Hell” Orlov in a 10-rounder.

24-year-old Salamov recently issued a public challenge to WBO Champ Eleider Alvarez and WBA ruler Dmitry Bivol. He was last seen in June, scoring a highlight reel ninth-round knockout over Brian Howard, live on Showtime. The impressive victory won him the vacant IBF North American Championship. In his young career, he has also already won the IBO Youth and World Light Heavyweight, WBO Youth World, European and International, and the IBF East/West Europe Light Heavyweight Championships.

Massively strong for the weight, 22-year-old Idigov was last seen winning an impressive unanimous 10-round decision over once-beaten Detroiter James Ballard. He won the IBO Youth Super Middleweight Championship in December 2016 with a unanimous decision over countryman Igor Selivanov.

The 6’ 6” and 250-lb. Davtaev was last seen demolishing Kentucky’s Cory Phelps in two quick rounds. 29-year-old Davtaev (from the Chechen Republic of Kurchaloi) has only allowed two opponents to escape his pulverizing fists and see the final bell.

All three men are currently working with US trainers, Kronk Gym’s Javan SugarHill Steward and co-trainer Rick Phillips, at Detroit’s legendary Kronk Gym.

Roney Hines fights Saturday night in Atlantic City

Thomas Mattice rematches Zhora Hamazaryan on September 28th on ShoBox: The New Generation

Joey Alday fights September 29th in North Carolina

Kenneth Sims, Jr. returns on October 13th in Indiana

Nutley, NJ (September 4, 2018) – It will be a busy next six weeks for GH3 Promotions as it’s stable of fighters will be active all over the country.

2018 National Golden Gloves champion Roney Hines (3-0, 3 KOs) will see action on Saturday night at The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City as he takes on Kendrick Houston (1-3, 1 KO) in a four-round bout. With a win, Hines will return to action on September 22nd in North Carolina as well as on September 28th in Temecula, California.

On that same September 28th date, Undefeated lightweight Thomas Mattice (13-0, 10 KOs) will square off with Zhora Hamazaryan in a highly anticipated rematch that will be seen live on SHOWTIME as part of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader.

On September 29th in Charlotte, North Carolina, undefeated junior middleweight, Joey Alday, Jr. (8-0, 7 KOs) will be back in action in a six-round bout.

Kenneth Sims, Jr. (12-1-1, 4 KO’s) will stay busy when he sees action on October 13th in a junior welterweight bout in Gary , Indiana

John Bauza Returns to the Ring with Six-Round Showdown

(September 4, 2018) – Roc Nation Sports today announced that junior welterweight boxer John “El Terrible” Bauza (10-0, 5 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, September 8 to fight Rashard Bogar (4-7, 2 KOs) at the Showboat Atlantic City.

It will mark Bauza’s first fight since May 4, when he defeated Hugo Padilla in a six-round unanimous decision victory (60-54, 60-54, 60-54) at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, N.J. With a win over Bogar, Bauza would secure his third victory of the calendar year.

Bogar will be coming off a much longer lay-off than Bauza, considering Saturday’s fight will mark his first appearance in the ring in over two years. He last fought on May 16, 2016, when he was knocked out by Maxim Dadashev in the fourth round of a six-round bout.

The timing for Bauza’s fight also has sentimental significance, especially since this time last September, the 20-year-old’s training in Puerto Rico was disrupted by Hurricane Maria. Bauza was ultimately forced to evacuate the island with his family and take time off before resuming his professional in December 2017.

Tickets can be purchased at RisingBoxingPromotions.com. Ringside tickets are $125.00 and reserved tickets are $80.00.

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