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Tszyu To Help Train Allakhverdiev for Kendall Holt Bout

By Gregory Stangrit, Allboxing.ru

As previously noted on BoxingScene.com, 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.

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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…

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…

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