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August 06, 2018

SALAMOV WILLING TO FACE EITHER BIVOL OR ALVAREZ

Press Release: Russian light heavyweight Umar Salamov (21-1, 16 KOs) issued a challenge to newly crowned WBO 175-pound champion Eleider Alvarez and his WBA counterpart, Dmitry Bivol. Both Alvarez and Bivol appeared on HBO over the weekend, with Alvarez scoring an upset KO over Sergei Kovalev and Bivol defending his title with a lackluster decision over Isaac Chilemba. The 24-year-old Salamov says he’s up for either challenge any time. “I saw their fights and I can confidently tell you that when I get my opportunity, I will dethrone both Bivol and Alvarez. I am the best light heavyweight in the world and look forward to proving it to the boxing fans by fighting the best.”  


Salamov was last seen in June, scoring a highlight reel ninth-round knockout over Brian Howard on ShoBox.  Salamov is currently training in Detroit at the Kronk Boxing Gym. His next fight will be announced shortly.

“After his US debut in June, I am very confident that it’s just a matter of time before he wins a world light heavyweight title,” said his co-promoter, Dmitriy Salita (along with Kazbek Aslambekov of KA-Promotions). “At only 24 years old, and with the amount of talent and experience he has, the sky is the limit for Umar in the light heavyweight division.” 




 



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