Janibek Alimkhanuly did not waste any time to form out his upcoming obstacle adhering to his most recent acquire.
An formal ask for has been filed with the Globe Boxing Corporation (WBO) by Egis Klimas, Alimkhanuly’s supervisor who aims to safe a necessary title shot for the unbeaten middleweight from Kazakhstan. If accepted, Alimkhanuly will obtain a one particular-spot bump from his current quantity-two rating and a distinct route toward future tough WBO middleweight titlist Demetrius Andrade.
“As per WBO laws, the deadline of required for Middleweight Earth Winner Demetrius Andrade is up coming thirty day period in December of this calendar year,” Klimas observed in a letter to the WBO on Sunday. “We would like you and [the] WBO committee to consider my middleweight boxer Janibek Alimkhanuly for [the] mandatory situation.
“Janibek is a 2016 Olympian and in his pro job since October 2016 he acquired his file 11- with 7KOs. In his 6th pro bout Janibek received the WBO World wide title and defended it 5 situations with top rated opponents like previous Entire world Champions Rob [Brant] and Hassan N’Dam in his past 2 fights. We strongly imagine that Janibek deserves to be in the necessary situation towards the WBO Champion, Demetrius Andrade.”
The letter was submitted barely 24 several hours immediately after Alimkhanuly registered an eighth-round knockout of terribly light former secondary middleweight titlist Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam. The bout took area on the televised undercard of an ESPN+ Fork out-For each-Check out party headlined by Terence Crawford’s tenth-round stoppage of Shawn Porter to defend his WBO welterweight titlist November 20 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.
Fittingly, Alimkhanuly’s gain came a single night prior to the hottest WBO middleweight title struggle. Providence’s Andrade (31-, 19KOs)—a 2008 Olympian and two-division titlist—defended his latest title for the fifth time next a second-spherical knockout of Ireland’s Jason Quigley (19-2, 14KOs). The bout took place November 19 at SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, less than two hrs from Andrade’s hometown and with the demand from customers of a even larger obstacle for his up coming ring appearance.
The strike list contains: WBC middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo (32-, 22KOs) the winner of the December 29 middleweight title unification bout among IBF champ Gennady Golovkin (41-1-1, 36KOS) and WBA titlist Ryota Murat (16-2, 13KOs) and recent WBO range-just one contender Jaime Munguia (38-, 30KOs), a former WBO junior middleweight titlist who is also variety-a single in the WBC 160-pound rankings.
A several years-extensive wrestle to get Charlo in the ring has verged on wasted vitality, on the other hand substantial the fight is to the division. Munguia has twice passed on the option to enforce his required position and is now entertaining a feasible struggle with Sergey Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10KOs) in what would be a sanctioned WBC title eliminator.
That would leave Andrade to wait out the December 29 clash among Golovkin and Murata. A ruling from the WBO in the path of its most up-to-date fielded ask for could change those people plans.
“Please be advised that on Sunday, November 21, 2021, the WBO confirmed receipt of e mail correspondence by Mr. Egis Klimas, manager of WBO Middleweight contender Mr. Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, concerning the matter make a difference,” Luis Batista-Salas, chairman of the WBO Championship Committee knowledgeable Eddie Hearn, Andrade’s promoter and chairman of Matchroom Activity. “The referenced participant is a former Olympian who currently holds a great experienced history of 11 wins with no losses and 7 of stated wins by knockout. Also, in his final two outings, Mr. Alimkhanuly has defeated through TKO former world champions Robert Brant and Hassan N’Dam, respectively.
“Therefore, contemplating the preceding, I am referring the issue to the WBO Globe Championship Committee to proceed appropriately. Do not wait to call the WBO places of work if you have any further more queries or fears.”
Andrade created again-to-again mandatory title defenses previous his earn over Quigley. The prolonged-reigning titlist outpointed Wales’ Luke Williams this earlier April in his initially struggle considering that the pandemic. The combat was his first because a ninth-spherical knockout of Ireland’s Luke Keeler very last January in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Alimkhanuly has fought three situations considering that the pandemic, together with back-to-again eighth-round stoppage wins above former secondary titleholders. Prior to his gain more than N’Dam, Alimkhanuly halted Minnesota’s Brant (26-3, 18KOs) in stunningly just one-sided vogue this previous June 26 at Virgin Motels Las Vegas.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox