New York, NY (May 16, 2018) *DiBella Entertainment* has signed top
Uzbekistan prospects, heavyweight *Bakhodir Jalolov* (1-0, 1 KO) and the
soon-to-be pro debuting junior lightweight *Elnur Abduraimov*, to a
co-promotional agreement with *Fight Promotions Inc*.
“I am thrilled to begin promoting two of Uzbekistan’s best amateur
standouts in Bakhodir Jalolov and Elnur Abduraimov,” said *Lou DiBella*,
President of DiBella Entertainment. “Jalolov is a massive heavyweight and
former Olympian with great footwork and power in both hands. I have no
doubt that he will be a player at the top level of the division in a few
years. Junior lightweight Abduraimov is a come-forward, aggressive fighter
that will excite American fans.”
“It’s always a pleasure to work together with Lou DiBella and DiBella
Entertainment, and we are certain that Jalolov and Abduraimov have bright
futures ahead of them,” said *Max Alperovich*, of Fight Promotions Inc. “We
look forward to helping guide these two fighters from touted prospects to
Standing six-and-a-half feet tall, the 23-year-old Jalolov successfully
turned pro on May 5, with a third-round knockout of previously undefeated
Hugo Trujillo at Foxwoods Resort Casino on the most recent installment of
DiBella Entertainment’s acclaimed *Broadway Boxing* series.
Born in Sariosiyo, Uzbekistan, Jalolov was a highly accomplished amateur
compiling a record of 84-13. A four-time National champion from 2013 to
2016, Jalolov represented his homeland at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de
Janiero, Brazil, and had the distinguished honor of being the country’s
flagbearer at the Opening Ceremonies. As an amateur, Jalolov won gold
medals at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in 2017, World Cup
Tournament, Liventsev Memorial Tournament, Great Silk Way Tournament, and
Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament in 2015, and at the World Cup of
Petroleum Countries Tournament in 2014. During his amateur career, Jalolov
also focused on his education, earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Science.
He now trains in Miami, FL, with the renowned *Pedro Diaz* and *Ravshan
Also 23 years old, Abduraimov is a native of Chirchiq, Uzbekistan. With his
development in amateur boxing starting at the age of 10, he compiled a
record of 195-20. A five-time National champion, Abduraimov was a gold
medalist at the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships and a bronze
medalist at the 2015 World Championships. He also trains out of Miami, FL,
under the watchful eyes of Pedro Diaz and Ravshan Khodjaev.
Abduraimov will make his professional debut at Club Amazura on Friday, May
18, in Queens, NY.