Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight contender, Ra'eese "The Beast" Aleem (18-0, 12 KOs), currently ranked WBA #1, is looking for a world title shot, and he wants the World Boxing Association to order a fight with WBA super bantamweight champion, Murodjon Akhmadaliev (9-0, 7 KOs).
“I am the number one contender and mandatory for Akhmadaliev's belt and people are saying he is one of the best in the division, so I want him to prove it, because I know I can beat him,” said Aleem.
“With the WBA reducing the number of world titles they have, and now that I am not an interim world champion, I want this fight. Since Akhmadaliev won the belt against Daniel Roman nearly two years ago, he has only fought one time. I feel the WBA needs to mandate this fight and crown the true champion at super bantamweight."
Aleem will first see action on November 27, when he faces Mexico’s Eduardo Baez as part of a Showtime televised tripleheader.
Aleem, who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, is looking for the biggest fights possible.
“Aleem passes all the checkmarks of being a world champion, but no one seems too eager to fight him," said Greg Hannley, Aleem's manager. “Aleem versus Akhmadaliev would be a great fight that fans would love to see. A battle of two of the best in the world."
Aleem doesn't just have his eyes set on the current WBA world champion, he also wants to face the winner of Stephen Fulton vs Brandon Figueroa in the future as well.
Fulton and Figueroa will collide in the main event of Showtime's November 27 tripleheader.
"I want to beat Akhmadaliev and then unify my title against the winner of Stephen Fulton versus Brandon Figueroa," Aleem continued. “I am the best fighter in this division, and I am calling out all names, if people don't like me, sign up to fight me and prove me wrong."