Judah vs. Amanov, Oquendo vs. Ustinov for Oct. 3 in Baku?

By Alexey Sukachev / Igor Lazorin (TASS)

Well-known Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov, who is back into a tip-top shape after some time off from the public scene, is getting ready to hit bxoing with a bang.

Hryunov revealed to Igor Lazorin of the TASS media agency that a new event is being planned in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which will take place on October 3.

Headlining the show is reportedly an iconic American veteran in Zab “Super” Judah (43-9, 30 KOs), who is 39 years of age and turns 40 three weeks after the pre-planned event. Former light welterweight and undisputed welterweight king Judah is said to be fighting 32-year old former amateur standout Ramal Amanov (10-0, 1 KOs), a native of Ganja, Azerbaijan.

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Judah fought in January of this year, picking up an easy TKO win in what was his first figh since losing to Paulie Malignaggi in December fo 2013.

Another locally big fight is looming in the heavyweight division, where WBA #2 Alexander Ustinov and WBA #4 Fres Oquendo are about to collide for the vacant WBA regular title in a battle of aging veterans.

Russian (originally from Belarus) Ustinov, 40, is 34-1, 25 KOs. He was last seen in the ring in May 2017, stopping Brazilian Rafael Zumbano Love in one round in London. Oquendo, meanwhile, is solid 44 and sporting a record of 37-8, 24 KOs.

The Puerto Rican is miraculously ranked by the WBA despite fighting for the last time in July 2014. Oquendo was thought to meet another overaged veteran Shannon Briggs for the same title, but the fight was cancelled after Briggs had been charged with a doping offence and then suspended for six months time.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kiowhatta on 08-07-2017

I personally like Zab, who could have been as good as Mayweather, even better, if it wasn't for his lack of commitment. However, these over the hill match-ups confound the hell out of me. Oquendo? I haven't heard his name…

Comment by Willy Wanker on 08-06-2017

I was hoping Judah would also announced his retirement. He should have retired over six years ago. He's one of those guys who's still fighting for a paycheck.

Comment by Derranged on 08-06-2017

Oquendo?? I think it's time he hung em up no?

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 08-06-2017

Damn Judah wants this? Shame he went missing for 4 years after getting beaten by Paulie. He should have quit after that fight he is HOF worthy.

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 08-06-2017

I doubt zab needs the money. He just misses the game. Id like to see him face Kendall holt

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