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 Last update:  5/28/2012       Read more by Gregory Stangrit            &
Tszyu To Help Train Allakhverdiev for Kendall Holt Bout
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By Gregory Stangrit,

As previously noted on, an agreement was reached for a junior welterweight clash between Khabib Allakhverdiev (16-0, 7 KOs) and former world champion Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs). Promoter Vladimir Hryunov plans to stage the event on June 20th in Moscow, Russia.

Former undisputed junior welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu will assist in preparing Allakhverdiev for the fight. Tszyu has been training Allakhverdiev's stablemate, cruiserweight Denis Lebedev.

"Khabib, like Dennis, is left-handed, and I am sure that our sessions will be very useful to him in a fight with Holt," said Tszyu.

Tags: Kendall Holt , Khabib Allakhverdiev

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comment by perfect jet, on 05-29-2012
Tszyu knows a bit about holt...kendall was used as a sparring partner back when kostya was in his prime years. During one session, holt quit. The following day he was on a plane returning to the US having told nobody of his departure. He has come a fair way since then...but its been an up and ...

comment by BattleAxePurist, on 05-28-2012
Cool to see Tszyu starting to branch out and help with some of the Russian fighters Habib is a decent boxer and the Holt fight really depends on how he travels bcse if he's not all there he'll lose Wonder if he'd consider helping with Provodnikov I know he's attended a few of his fights and ...

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