By Francisco Salazar
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov will now work with trainer John David Jackson, promoter/ advisor Sampson Lewkowicz told Boxingscene.com Wednesday evening.
Abdusalamov (18-0, 18 KOs) had recently been working with trainer Danny Garcia in Ventura, CA. Abdusalamov had been residing in the Oxnard area.
Lewkowicz also said the Russian-born Abdusalamov might return to the ring in October, but nothing is set.
In his last fight on April 27th in Buenos Aires, Abdusalamov dropped Sebastian Ceballos three times en route to a first round technical knockout.
A former world champion, Jackson currently trains Sergey Kovalev and Dyah Ali Davis. The Florida-based trainer has also worked with Shane Mosley, Bernard Hopkins, and Nate Campbell.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper. He could be reached by email at [email protected] or on twitter at FSalazarBoxing