The next impressive instalment of IBA Champions’ Night will feature a trio of exceptional fights with a myriad of IBA World Championships and Olympic Games experience.
Two-time Olympic Games gold medallist and IBA World Champion Roniel Iglesias from Cuba will face IBA Men’s World Championship 2023 silver medallist Dulat Bekbauov from Kazakhstan in a 5-round, 3-minute, 67 kg bout on 30 September at the Regnum Carya Convention Centre in Belek, Antalya. The upcoming boxing spectacle will mark IBA’s first return to Türkiye since the IBA Women’s World Championships 2022 in Istanbul.
In another incredible fight, IBA Women’s World Championships 2022 bronze medallist Chelsey Heijnen from the Netherlands will challenge Ivanusa Moreira Gomes from Cape Verde, who is the current African Champion, in their 5-round, 2-minute, 66 kg bout.
The final match-up sees the IBA Men’s World Championships 2021 gold medallist Temirtas Zhussupov of Kazakhstan face-off against Edmond Khudoian who is coming off a bronze medal performance at the IBA Men’s World Championships 2023 in Tashkent in their 5-round, 3-minute, 48 kg bout.
Full fight card of the evening:
- Roniel Iglesias (CUB) vs Dulat Bekbauov (KAZ)
- Ivanusa Moreira Gomes (CPV) vs Chelsey Heijnen (NLD)
- Temirtas Zhussupov (KAZ) vs Edmond Khudoian (RUS)
‘IBA Champions’ Night continues to explore new countries. The format gathers speed and popularity with the event in Türkiye promising to deliver spectacular bouts and beautiful boxing.’ IBA President Umar Kremlev said. ‘We hear more and more enthusiastic feedback and requests for participation from athletes who are keen to test the new pro-style format and try their strength against the strongest on the ring.’
You can join all the action by watching the event livestream on its dedicated page.