The international expansion of Seminole Warriors Boxing continues in 2009, as it was announced today that the Florida-based promotional firm will co-promote Russian standouts Magomed Abdusalamov and Habib Allahverdiev with Yuri Fedorov Sports Lab, with both athletes competing under the management of Gamzat Agaev. “There is so much great talent coming from Russia, and we’re excited to be working with two of the country’s best in Magomed Abdusalamov and Habib Allahverdiev,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “Both of these young men have great potential and if what I’ve seen from them already is any indication, they should both be wearing world title belts in the coming years.”
A native of Makhachkala who now makes his home in Moscow, 27-year old Magomed Abdusalamov (2-0, 2 KOs) is a 6 foot 3, 260 pound heavyweight who can strike fear into the heart of any opponent. A two-time Russian amateur champion, Abdusalamov turned pro in September of 2008 with a first round knockout of Epiphanie Pipi, and his next opponent two months later didn’t fare any better, as Bernard Mwakasanga was stopped in just 41 seconds.
Sampson Lewkowicz who helped orchestrate the making of Sultan Ibragimov into a world champion commented, “He is much farther along and more talented then Sultan was at this stage of his career”. Sampson will work with Seminole Warriors Boxing in this venture as well.
26-year old junior welterweight Habib Allahverdiev (8-0, 3 KOs) has impressed fight game insiders with his crafty southpaw style and a ring savvy way beyond his 26 years. Known as the “Krushin’ Russian”, the Makhachkala-born Allahverdiev has won all eight of his pro bouts since turning pro at the world famous Madison Square Garden in March of 2007, and more than half of his fights have taken place in the United States, giving him valuable road experience as he marche! s towards a world title shot.
Both Abdusalamov and Allahverdiev will make their Seminole Warriors debut on February 27th at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. For more information regarding this and other events, log on to: www.warriorsboxing.com