Gifted IBF and WBA junior featherweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev will make the principal protection of his titles when he faces previous IBF beltholder Ryosuke Iwasa at the Humo Arena in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Saturday.
Iwasa vs Akhmadaliev Fight Details
Date: Sat, April 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET/ 7:00 a.m. PT.
Venue: Humo Arena, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Live Stream: ESPN+, DAZN
Iwasa (27-3, 17 KO) crushed Yukinori Oguni for the IBF belt in 2017 and guarded it against Ernesto Saulong, however questionably lost it to TJ Doheny his later opportunity out. Unflinching, he refocused with a choice over dirty veteran Cesar Juarez, at that point beat down Marlon Tapales to guarantee the interval title 13 months back.
Akhmadaliev makes his debut title guard and steps through the ropes interestingly since beating Daniel Roman by means of split choice back in January 2020. The success snapped a dash of four continuous knockouts. The 26-year-old will contend in his nation of origin interestingly as an expert.
Venturing into hostile area is Iwasa. Subsequent to battling fundamentally in his local Japan, Iwasa’s last two excursions have come in the United States, with triumphs over Cesar Juarez and Marlon Tapales, separately. Like Akhmadaliev, Iwasa is additionally getting back from a critical cutback when he halted Tapales in the eleventh round in December 2019.
Iwasa vs Akhmadaliev Fight Card
- Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs. Ryosuke Iwasa for Akhmadaliev’s IBF/WBA Junior Featherweight title
- Shakhram Giyasov vs. Patricio Lopez Moreno; Junior Welterweight
- Israil Madrimov vs. Emmany Kalombo; Junior Middleweight
- Bakhodir Jalolov vs. TBA; Heavyweight
- Elnur Abduraimov vs. TBA; Lightweight
- Hasanboy Dusmatov vs. Alexis Diaz; Flyweight
- Sanjar Tursanov vs. TBA; Cruiserweight
- Ikboljon Kholdarov vs. Volodymyr Hordiienko; Welterweight
- Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov vs. TBA; Featherweight