FIGHTERS WEIGH IN FOR RISING STARS EVENT
Fans have just one more day to wait before Friday's spectacular 'Rising Stars' event at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, after the fighters all took to the scales during Thursday's weigh-in.
The event is promoted by Ahmed A. Seddiqi for D4G Promotions, and is sponsored by Hublot, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons & Kinetik. The event will be broadcast in the US on ESPN+, in Latin America on ESPN Knockout, and on IFL TV for the rest of the world, and can also be heard on radio with our partner Channel 4, on 104.8.
Extremely limited tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased by visiting dubai.platinumlist.net.
The massive card sees Dubai-based Hasibullah Ahmadi (12-0, 4 KOs) in the main event, as he faces Rauf Aghayev (31-10, 14 KOs) for the WBC Asian featherweight title, and Apichet Petchmanee (9-0, 2 KOs) and Phumiritdet Chonlathondamrongkun (7-0, 7 KOs) meet for the WBC Asia lightweight title.
Several proud Dubai residents will compete on the bill too, as Faizan Anwar (7-0, 4 KOs) goes up against Ricky Sismundo (35-15-3, 17 KOs), Bader Samreen (2-0, 2 KOs) takes on Sharobiddin Jurakhonov (2-3-1, 2 KOs), and Sultan Al Nuaimi (3-0, 2 KOs) shares the ring with Mishiko Shubitdze (17-18-3, 8 KOs). Khurshid Tojibayev (4-0, 2 KOs) rounds up the main card, as he faces Achiko Odizadze (22-17-1, 8 KOs)
On the undercard, Jamie King (1-0, 1 KO) fights Taryel Jafarov (7-2, 6 KOs), Ryan Aston (20-5-2, 8 KOs) squares off with Shalva Guchmazovi (3-6-2, 2 KOs), and Fahad Al Bloushi (4-1, 1 KO) meets Medi Miro (0-1).
Here's all the weights from Thursday's weigh-in, ahead of tomorrow night's highly-anticipated event:
VACANT WBC ASIA FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE, 10 ROUNDS
HASIBULLAH AHMADI (126lbs) vs. RAUF AGHAYEV (125.2lbs)
WBC ASIA LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE, 10 ROUNDS
APICHET PETCHMANEE (134.9lbs) vs. PHUMIRITDET CHONLATHONDAMRONGKUN (134.3lbs)
WELTERWEIGHT, 8 ROUNDS
FAIZAN ANWAR (150.1lbs) vs. RICKY SISMUNDO (147.9lbs)
LIGHTWEIGHT, 6 ROUNDS
BADER SAMREEN (135.6lbs) vs. SHAROBIDDIN JURAKHONOV (134.5lbs)
SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT, 8 ROUNDS
KHURSHID TOJIBAEV (131.8lbs) vs. ACHIKO ODIKADZE (131.8lbs)
SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT, 6 ROUNDS
RYAN ASTON (171.3lbs) vs. SHALVA GUCHMAZOVI (170.9lbs)
CRUISERWEIGHT, 4 ROUNDS
JAMIE KING (202.8lbs) vs. TARYEL JAFAROV (207.2lbs)
SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT, 4 ROUNDS
FAHAD AL BLOUSHI (134.3lbs) vs. MEDI MIIRO (132.3lbs)
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT, 4 ROUNDS
SULTAN AL NUAIMI (114.2lbs) vs. MISHIKO SHUBITDZE (114lbs)
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