Russian Contenders Salamov, Idigov &
Davtaev Score Impressive Victories In Grozny
All three of Salita Promotions’ Russia-based contenders,
light heavyweight Umar Salamov, super middleweight Aslambek
“The Hulk” Idigov and heavyweight Apti Davtaev scored
impressive victories in Russia today.
Fighting in the main event at the Grozny City Hotel in
Grozny, and live in Russia on Match TV, IBF #11- and WBO
#15-rated Umar Salamov moved to 22-1, 17 KOs with a
two-round KO over Denis Liebau (23-3, 21 KOs) of Frankfurt
Fighting for the WBO International Light Heavyweight
Championship, Salamov came out firing in round two, landing
a perfect left hook to the body that dropped Liebau for the
count. The official time was 2:15.
WBO #14-rated super middleweight Aslambek Idigov (14-0, 6
KOs) destroyed former African champion Daniel Wanyonyi
(27-13-2, 22 KOs) of Kenya in two brutal rounds. Idigov
dropped Wanyonyi three times with a series of brutal right
hands. The fight was waved off at 2:32. Idigov is now the
WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion.
Heavyweight crusher Apti Davtaev (16-0-1, 15 KOs) took out
the Ukraine’s Evgeny German Skobenko in six dominant rounds.
A serious prospect in the big man’s division, Davtaev was
way too powerful for the normally capable Skobenko, pushing
him around until the fateful round, where a solid mix of
unanswered shots brought an end at 2:40.
“All three fighters did their jobs well today,” said their
co-promoter, Dmitriy Salita. “They are all future champions
and they looked the part today against respectable
opponents. I am proud of all them. The work they have been
doing at Kronk Gym is really showing through in their