Kholmatov and Ford eye epic battle

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Edwin  - CEO February 16, 2024
Updated 2024/02/16 at 8:23 PM
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Kholmatov and Ford count down the days to their WBA title fight
Kholmatov and Ford count down the days to their WBA title fight

Gladiators count down the days to their WBA title fight

 

OTABEK KHOLMATOV World Boxing Association logo RAYMOND FORD

OTABEK KHOLMATOV

VS

RAYMOND FORD

UZBEKISTAN COUNTRY UNITED STATES
5′ 7″ HEIGHT 5′ 7″
11 – 0 – 0 RECORD 10 – 0 – 1
( 10 KO’s) 90.91 % KO’s ( 6 KO’s) 54.55 %

 

Otabek Kholmatov and Raymond Ford will battle for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight belt on March 2 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, Jesús Milano reports for The WBA.

 

Both undefeated fighters will fight for the pioneering body’s 126-pound title, which is currently without an owner after former champion Leigh Wood decided to move up in class and vacate it.

 

Kholmatov is number one in the rankings and was called to fight for the crown. The Uzbek is a strong and intelligent fighter who is 25 years old and is a great knockout who combines that power with good boxing and an excellent IQ in the ring.

 

Meanwhile, Ford is a 24-year-old southpaw guard fighter who has made a name for himself in the division thanks to his great fights and is ranked No. 2. The American has defeated the likes of Jessie Magdaleno, Richard Medina, Samaria Luka, among others, victories that have brought him to this significant occasion.

 

The fight will be an evenly matched contest between two young rivals looking to establish themselves, and on paper, it seems like a 50/50 for both boxers.

 

Kholmatov has 12 wins, 11 of them by knockout. Ford, meanwhile, has 14 wins, one draw, and seven KOs.

 

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