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Agrba and Borrego showdown set for IBA Champions’ Night in Sochi

February 21st, 2024 / IBA, IBA Champions Night

A showdown between 2019 European Games silver medallist Khariton Agrba and Mexican southpaw Jose Miguel Borrego is ready to headline Sochi’s IBA Champions’ Night on 3 March 2024, vying for a IBA Pro World Champion title match at 67kg.

Agrba comes into the 10-round bout undefeated in 13 matches, while Borrego has a 20-4 record, winning 17 times by knockout.

The Russian will be hoping to make it three victories at IBA Champions’ Night events, previously beating South African Xolisani Ndongeni and Dulat Bekbauov of Kazakhstan. The Mexican’s danger will be his ability to land a match-ending blow on his opponent.

Two eight-round, three-minute bouts will precede the main event. The first of these is at 80kg between Russia’s undefeated Beshto Shavlaev and Azerbaijan’s European Games bronze medallist Murad Allahverdiyev.

A match-up between two young boxers, Shavlaev has won all three of his professional bouts, also winning at the IBA Champions’ Night in Moscow in December. It will be Allahverdiyev’s first IBA Champions’ Night.

Three-time European silver medallist Gabil Memedov of Russia will face Dzmitry Asanau in a rematch of the 2019 European Games at the 63.5kg weight, where the Belarus boxer claimed gold. Asanau has won all three encounters between the two.

At the 54kg weight category, World Championships bronze medallist Dmitry Dvali from Russia faces three-time world medallist Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan in a six-round bout. Latipov was also the Asian champion in 2017.

Also fighting over six rounds will be Russian Tarkhan Idigov from Russia, set to make his IBA professional debut, and World Championships bronze medallist Misheelt Barrumur of Mongolia at 67kg.

Youth is still at the forefront of IBA operations, as 2023 European Junior Championship winner Cheerav Ashalaev from Russia meets Uganda’s Shadiri Musa Bwogi at 75kg.

Ashalaev, who is set to debut professionally, has won his previous eight bouts in all competition, giving him momentum against Bwogi.

The opener will be between Uzbekistan’s Odiljon Aslonov and Pele Sadoyan of Georgia. Aslonov will be looking to remain undefeated professionally, with seven wins and a draw to his name so far. Aslonov previously defeated the aforementioned Bwogi at 75kg at the August 2023 IBA Champions’ Night in Serpukhov.

Following on from an exciting night of action in Dushanbe at the previous IBA Champions’ Night, more fantastic finishes are expected in Sochi on 3 March.

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