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Arslanbek Makhmudov Willing To Face Joe Joyce in Next Fight

Camille Estephan, promoter for undefeated heavyweight puncher Arslanbek Makhmudov (11-0, 11 KOs), would like to match his dangerous fighter against another big banger in the division, Olympic silver medal winner and EBU champion Joe Joyce.

There is interest in go straight to a fight with Joyce in the coming months. Joyce is coming off the biggest win of his career, a stoppage of Daniel Dubois this past November.

Makhmudov was last seen in the ring in October, when he destroyed Dillon Carman in the first round.

"I think that he showed that he is in a league of his own and that he is ready for the top guys in his division. We have to go through the process to get him there because nobody wants to fight him right now. We would love Arslanbek to fight a champion but now they are all fighting each other. Joe Joyce is the one we want next," Estephan told Sky Sports.

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According to Estephan, the boxer is being lined up for a ring return in the month of March.

Makhmudov, 31-years-old, was a real force in the amateur ranks with wins over fighters like Mahammadrasul Majidov and Guido Vianello, who are both rising prospects in the heavyweight ranks.

Due to his advanched age, Estephan would like to fast-track the boxer to a world title fight sooner than later.

"He is training and he is in very good shape. He is ready to do everything he can to take those titles one day," Estephan said.

"Arslanbek was the No 1 contender for the World Series of Boxing, and in that series he had a fight against Mihai Nistor, who was the last guy to knock out Anthony Joshua [as an amateur]," Estephan said.

"It was a very, very tough fight. He took a lot of punches from Nistor and then knocked him out with 10 seconds to go."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Slowhand on 01-17-2021

[QUOTE=Dariusz;21021946]Wach is already 41 years old and no danger to anyone practically, I don't see any reason for Wach to jeopardize his own health and fight against young strong bulls.[/QUOTE] I agree, Wach should´ve retired years ago. I was looking…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 01-17-2021

No, Joyce already reached contender status, he has bigger fish to fry. But I like Makhmudov. he should finally fight somebody top 30.

Comment by Dariusz on 01-17-2021

[QUOTE=Slowhand;21006179]Makhmudov should go after Wach and break the unbreakable. Low risk, big statement. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Wach is already 41 years old and no danger to anyone practically, I don't see any reason for Wach to jeopardize his own health and fight…

Comment by SN!PER on 01-17-2021

In the absence of Wilder, it's time for The Lion Makhmudov to take over as the next knockout king.

Comment by joe strong on 01-08-2021

As most said Joyce is the WBO #2 & has bigger fish to fry. This guy which gets you a 146 points in scrabble (Name too long to pronounce & too hard to spell for this cat) should move into…

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