The 140-pound division is a weight class loaded with talent, and on Wednesday night Batyrzhan Jukembayev will attempt to improve his position when he takes on Ivan Redkach (24-6-1, 19 KOs) at the ProBox Event Center in Plant City, Florida, broadcasted exclusively on ProBox TV.

As he attempts to navigate his way up the rankings, Batyrzhan Jukembayev needs to dominate, and make a statement. While Jukembayev wants to dominate, Ivan Redkach plans on playing the spoiler role and scoring the upset.

YouTube video

A native of Shu, Kazakhstan who currently resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Batyrzhan Jukembayev started his pro boxing career by reeling off 18 straight victories. In his 19th pro bout, Jukembayev stepped inside the ring to face the hard hitting Subriel Matias.

Throughout the opening round, the southpaw Batyrzhan Jukembayev stood in the pocket and had success connecting with the right hook and the straight left hand. In the fourth round of the bout, Matias floored Jukembayev when he landed a sharp left hook.

Jukembayev was able to get up, and for the next couple of rounds he was involved in a back and forth battle with Matias. In the seventh round of the bout, Jukembayev landed a big right hook that wobbled Matias.

The Matias-Jukembayev match was an action packed fight. During the course of the final minute of the eighth round, Matias landed a significant amount of power shots as Jukembayev had swelling around both eyes. Prior to the start of the ninth round, Jukembayev’s corner made the request to stop the contest.

After suffering his first career loss, Batyrzhan Jukembayev would bounce back by winning four consecutive bouts. Now the 33-year-old will try to keep the momentum going as he’s set take on a crafty 38-year-old veteran.

During the course of his 15-year career, Ivan Redkach has posted signature wins over Tony Luis and former IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander. He’s also lost to notable opponents such as Danny Garcia, Regis Prograis, and Tevin Farmer.

On Wednesday night May 22nd on ProBox TV, the 12th ranked WBA contender Batyrzhan Jukembayev (22-1, 16 KOs) plans on looking impressive and continuing to travel a path towards title contention, while his opponent Ivan Redkach will attempt to derail Jukembayev’s objective.

Read the full article here