#APB Final Title 60 Kg – Berik Abdrakhmanov and Hurshid Tojibaev both seek to remain undefeated in Lightweight Inaugural Title Match30 January 2015
Two undefeated Lightweights (60 kg) compete in the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Inaugural Title Match on January 30th, as the Daulet Sports Complex Astana hosts home favourite, and number one seed Berik Abdrakhmanov against Uzbekistan’s Hurshid Tojibaev.
The 3-0 Abdrakhmanov won his opening APB contest when he defeated Ireland’s David Oliver Joyce in a very close fight, and followed that up by taking the undefeated record of Charly Suarez in week two.
Abdrakhmanov maintained his winning run in the Matches for Champions series as he won a tight match over Robson Conceicao.
Tojibaev began his APB career with a comfortable win against Russia’s Dmitry Polyanskiy, and in week two he lost the first two rounds on all the scorecards against Brazil’s Robson Conceição, but his experience in the longer rounds saw him turn the fight around and defeat the AIBA World Championships silver medalist by split decision and maintain his undefeated record.
He then went 3-0 in the Matches for Champions with a close victory against Charly Suarez.
Although both Abdrakhmanov and Tojibaev have yet to taste defeat this season, they have been pushed all the way by their challengers, so fans should expect another closely contested match in Astana.