Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Estephan Says That The Winner Of Wilder vs. Fury 2 Could
Receive $20 Mill To Face Arslanbek Makhmudov
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Arslanbek Makhmudov, a
giant t of 6’6 and 260 pounds, mentioned to the promoter
Camille Estephan, of The Eye of the Tiger Management Group
in Montréal, that he is ready to fight for a world
championship bout. Estpehan asked him he would accept to
face the winner of the rematch between Deontay Wilder
(42-0-1), from Alabama, and the British Tyson Fury (29-0-1),
scheduled for February 22nd in Las Vegas. Makhmudov said
Estephan mentioned that the winner of this rematch could
receive $20 million to face Makhmudov in 2020. Obviously,
this fight would be televised by a major network.
Last Saturday at Bell Centre in Montréal, Makhmudov (10-0-0)
stayed undefeated in pro boxing, winning in the first round
against Samuel Peter (38-9-0), from Las Vegas, in a NABF
North American heavyweight championship.
Peter, who faced several big names, including the Ukrainian
brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, suffered of his
worst lost in pro boxing career against Makhmudov.
Makhmudov won his 10 pro bouts by KO or TKO. He will
probably be ranked in the international boxing ratings in
the next weeks.