Undefeated boxer Dimash Niyazov 10-0-3 talks about his visit to Kazakhstan. He was invited by the Minister of culture and sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly who played a major role in advancing Kazakh athletes and providing resources. Niyazov had an opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan which took place in Capital, Astana. Niyazov was very impressed by this celebration "President of National Olympic Committee did an outstanding job in creating such professional show. Everything was well organized and at world class level" President Nursultan Nazarbaev presented a special gift to Niyazov for his hard work and dedication he put in this organization. The performances were extraordinarily and brilliant in involving Kazakh Olympic champions. Niyazov talks proudly about his fellow country men and their achievements. "I'm so glad to be here and happy to say that our Champions will make big noise in the US within next couple of years, I'm very proud of them!" Niyazov is looking forward to having a fight in near future in Kazakhstan but for now he's preparing for his upcoming June fight in Detroit USA.
GL: What's the latest and greatest? When can we expect you back in the ring?
Dimash Niyazov: "It's been a while, you're definitely going to see me back on June 10 in Detroit."
GL: What's been the reason for this long layoff?
DN: "At first I had injuries, I had two herniated discs in my back and that set me back, I was doing some therapy for a few months, but I'm back now and I'm training hard."
GL: How did you get that injury?
DN: "I"m honestly not sure. Maybe wear and tear something like that. I've been training everyday of my life, so it just happened I guess."
GL: Will June 10 be a six or an eight rounder?
DN: "I think it's going to be a six rounder because it's going to be a warm up fight for me. I'm going to win and then we're going to look at eight and ten rounders."
GL: What will the weight be?
DN: "We're looking at 140."
GL: Will you be campaigning at 140 or will you work your way down to lightweight?
DN: "I'm probably going to work my way down."
GL: So you're a NYPD officer. How did this come about? How long have you been doing it? Where do you work? Give us the run down.
DN: "It's one of my personal goals that I was pursuing since college. I've already been working for three years patrolling Brooklyn in an area that I train."
GL: We're going to start calling you officer Dimash. What are your goals for 2017?
DN: "My goal is to have as many fights as possible and win them all. I'm trying to be smart and outperform myself from last year, I want to improve and take care of business so I get some attention on me."
GL: What are your goals in boxing?
DN: "I'm taking it one step at a time, so I want to fight often, I want to win those fights and then work myself into the top ten."
GL: Is there anything you'd like to say in closing?
DN: "I want everybody in Brooklyn to support me. I work for the public, I love the public and I give 100% of myself to the public."