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Magomed Abdusalamov-Travis Walker Bout in The Works

By Bill Kozloff (Allboxing.ru) and Alexey Sukachev

According to Boris Grinberg, a well-known Russian-American who once served as Sultan Ibragimov’s manager and who now works for Team Abdusalamov, the undefeated Russian kayo artist can face American fringe contender (or probably a gatekeeper now) Travis Walker in his next fight. The bout is tentatively scheduled for ten rounds and is scheduled to take place on January 14 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, USA. No contracts are signed but both parties are very close to get a done deal.

30-year old former super heavyweight amateur standout from Russia has a perfect record of twelve wins, all by way of knockout (ten – in the very first round). In his latest outing Magomed Abdusalamov, who is being guided by Pablo Sarmiento, stopped fellow prospect Rich Power (15-2, 11 KOs) in three.

“We had a scheduled date on Dec. 16 but we badly needed a better opponent than Power, a major step up in class, and we have found none. We hope Walker will give Magomed some fits and will make it a competitive fight”, added Grinberg.

The Freight Train Walker (38-7-1, 30 KOs), 32, a powerful American banger with a questionable chin, is 4-1, with 2 KOs and a one-sided loss to Kubrat Pulev, in 2011. He has been stopped five times in his career but in his recent couple of losses (against Pulev and Ruslan Chagaev) Walker lasted a full road.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 12-05-2011

By James Slater: Unbeaten Russian heavyweight Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov is an exciting 30-year-old who has been turning heads (literally) with his natural, raw punching power. A good amateur who picked up a lot of experience before moving to the U.S…

Comment by joe strong on 12-05-2011

good fight for both guys. this is a nice step up for abduwhatever his name is....

Comment by Freedom. on 12-05-2011

I love this matchup. :fing02: I hope there will be some way to watch it.

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-05-2011

good move backing out of WBC convention 4 a better guy...his mgr seems to be doing the right things...let's see what this year brings...good luck as the heavies need something, being the weakest and most boring division in boxing...

Comment by UglyPug on 12-05-2011

HELLZ YEZ!!! MAGOMED is a straight up BEAST!!!

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