Batyr Jukembayev insists his training camp with Manny Robles has helped him get the tools to defeat dangerous puncher Subriel Matias when they meet in their IBF super lightweight world title eliminator next weekend.
Undefeated Jukembayev (18-0, 14 KOs) faces Matias (16-1, 16 KOs) on the undercard of the WBC bantamweight title fight between champion Nordine Oubaali and mandatory challenger Nonito Donaire - which takes place on Saturday, May 29, and televised live on Showtime.
It will be Jukembayev’s first fight competing in the United States, and he’s vowed to get a victory over Matias and show everybody just what he is capable of.
Jukembayev said: “I’ve had a full training camp in Los Angeles with Manny Robles, and I’m ready to showcase myself on the world stage.
“I’m undefeated, and my time is now. I’m facing a strong and experienced opponent, but I believe that I have all of the tools to be victorious on May 29.”
The 30-year-old Jukembayev (18-0, 14 KOs) rose up the rankings with a victory over former world champion Miguel Vazquez in September 2019 and most recently knocked out Ricardo Lara in January 2020. Born in Kazakhstan and having previously fought out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Jukembayev turned pro in September 2015 after compiling an impressive amateur record of 203-40. He will make his U.S. debut on May 29 when he faces his toughest test to date in the dangerous Matias.
Matias, who knocked out almost every opponent in his career, is expecting fireworks in the ring.
“I’m pleased about this opportunity. “I appreciate my team for making this fight possible. The best man will win on May 29, and I commend my opponent for stepping up to the challenge," Matias said.
“We’re going to deliver a great fight for the fans. I am the pride of Maternillo, and this will be a victory for all of them.”