Janibek Alimkhanuly opinions Dignum destruction, calls out the 160 and 168-pound elite

Alimkhanuly destroyed Danny Dignum. Photograph by Mikey Williams/ High Rank Inc through Getty Photographs

Unbeaten middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly defeating Danny Dignum on Might 21 didn’t come as a shock – he was extensively anticipated to win – it was the strategy of victory that was really spectacular.

Alimkhanuly, who’s rated No. 5 by The Ring at 160 kilos, starched the British fighter in two brutal rounds, leaving us in awe and wanting extra.

The 29-year-old Kazakh southpaw smelled blood from the start and wasn’t about to let his inferior opponent dangle round.

“I already received earlier than the beginning of the struggle,” Alimkhanuly (12-0, 8 knockouts) advised The Ring. “He had concern and pleasure in his eyes. Eyes present your coronary heart situation. If there may be concern in your coronary heart, you might be no one within the ring.

“I mentioned it might be straightforward work and it was a simple struggle for me. I proved to everybody that I’m a troublesome and spectacular middleweight boxer. I believe this will likely be Knockout of the Yr.”

The win was greeted jubilantly in his homeland, however Alimkhanuly took it in his stride.

“In Kazakhstan, my each victory is a vacation – everybody congratulates [me],” he mentioned. “I’m glad that I might give them pleasure.

“To be trustworthy, I nonetheless don’t wish to rejoice. I’ll rejoice once I knock out champions.”

Alimkhanuly isn’t content material to simply struggle, he desires to check himself in opposition to the perfect round and is fast to name them out.

“I’m nonetheless hungry, I’m in search of champions,” he mentioned. “I hope my subsequent opponent will likely be a world champion or a well-known boxer. I wish to knock out all of the boxing stars.

“I’ll knock out [WBC titleholder Jermall] Charlo and [WBO titlist Demetrius] Andrade. Then [undisputed super middleweight champion] Canelo [Alvarez] and [David] Benavidez.”

Alimkhanuly’s supervisor, Egis Klimas, is aware of that smoking out these large names is probably going be a troublesome proposition.

“It makes my job a lot tougher however, on the similar time, extra pleasurable,” mentioned Klimas, who lists unified heavyweight titleholder Oleksandr Usyk and former three-weight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko amongst his shoppers. “I actually consider Janibek made a press release within the middleweight class and any longer his identify will likely be acknowledged and revered.”

Klimas expects his consumer to be upgraded to full WBO titleholder within the not too distant future.

“Although this bout was sanctioned as interim WBO, in our minds we knew Janibek was preventing for a world title,” he mentioned. “The WBO championship committee made a ruling to champion Andrade and gave 30 days. We’re ready for these days to run out to make our subsequent steps.”


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