Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Khabib-Prescott Done: Hryunov Expects a Tough Fight

By Rick Reeno

Vladimir Hryunov, the co-promoter for IBO/WBA "regular" champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (18-0, 8KOs), has advised BoxingScene.com that a deal was reached to defend their titles against the very dangerous Breidis Prescott (26-4, 20KOs) on March 30th as the HBO televised co-feature to Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Top Rank, who recently signed Khabib to a co-promotion with Hryunov, wanted to match him against Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10KOs), but some promotional complications on the side of Mayfield got in the way.

Hryunov told BoxingScene that he brought Khabib to Top Rank in order to make him an international superstar. He also wants Khabib to get the opportunity to fight Top Rank's biggest names - like Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao.

"Bob Arum of Top Rank knows how to create stars. Top Rank built the big pay-per-view attractions like Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. That's why I brought Khabib to them. We want Khabib to become a superstar," Hryunov told BoxingScene.com.

Hryunov is very familiar with Prescott and views the hard-hitting Colombian as being a tougher, more dangerous opponent than Mayfield. Hyrunov saw Prescott's one minute destruction of Amir Khan in 2008, and also witnessed how the boxer came very close to beating Mike Alvarado in 2011.

"This is a very serious fight. Prescott is a serious opponent, very strong and he can punch. I've seen him fight before. I saw what he did to Amir Khan. After the loss, Khan switched promoters, to Golden Boy, and he never wanted to fight him again in a rematch. We are talking this fight very seriously. Next week Khabib will head to Miami, where he will begin training camp with coach John David Jackson," Hryunov said.

Khabib had a banner year in 2012 and became a player at 140-pounds. He destroyed Kaizer Mabuza in fours rounds in June, and then traveled to Florida in November to win the WBA championship with a technical decision over previously undefeated Joan Guzman.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thuggery on 02-11-2013

Khabib made Guzman quit like a pansy. Khabib will make easy work of Prescott.

Comment by MujoHrnjica on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;13020290]Prescott will be him quite easily, a lot of people sleeping on Prescott.. Khabib has 8 KO's and he's 5'6....[/QUOTE] That's what ppl were saying about Guzman aswell but look what happened to him. And Khabib's 5'8 not 5'6.

Comment by Ringlife on 02-11-2013

Pretty good undercard fight I am going for Prescott.

Comment by King_ on 02-10-2013

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;13021013]If Khan was so green why didn't he give Prescott an immediate rematch fool? Prescott would beat Khan right now.. and Corley is a good fighter, styles make fights..[/QUOTE] Corley is a good fighter? In the year 2011? Come on…

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 02-10-2013

wow, will definitely wathc this fight! I got Khabib by murder in late rounds!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (61)
Top Headlines Liam Smith Hopes To Land Miguel Cotto Showdown Thomas Stalker To Return In Leicester, April 22 Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement