Top Super Lightweight Shoh Ergashev Planning Memorial Day
Fireworks In May 26 Co-Main Event
IBF #4, WBA #13, WBO #11 and RING #7 Shohjahon Ergashev says
that with the pandemic winding down and professional boxing
back in business, it’s his time to take over as one of the
sport’s newest stars.
The undefeated Ergashev (21-0, 19 KOs), from Rakhmon,
Uzbekistan and now living and training in Detroit, will take
on South American Champion Luis Alberto Veron (19-3-2, 9
KOs) of Jose Leon Suarez, Buenos Aires, Argentina in the
10-round super lightweight co-main event of Salita
Promotions’ Detroit Brawl event, this Thursday, May 26,
2022, in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community &
Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
In the night’s 10-round heavyweight main event, WBC
#11-rated heavyweight Otto Wallin (23-1, 14 KOs) will take
on hometown veteran Rydell Booker (26-5-1, 13 KOs).
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“Of course the pandemic was hard for everyone,” admitted the
southpaw Ergashev during a break in training with
world-famous trainer Javan SugarHill Steward at the Kronk
Gym. “I do believe that I would already be world champion if
not for Covid. Nevertheless, I didn’t stop working on myself
every day. Even when it was prohibited to just walk the
streets, I went jogging at night and used my own gym to work
The 30-year-old Ergashev, known as one of boxing’s hardest
punchers, says he’s not expecting any ring rust despite
destroying his last four opponents in a total of five
rounds, dating back to a first-round body-shot knockout of
capable veteran Adrian Estrella on national television in
“It’s true I have fought less than five rounds in three
years, but I have learned to stay sharp even if my opponents
can’t last very long with my punches,” explained Ergashev.
“I’m really excited and happy with how my training is going
for my next opponent, and I know I will win this fight,
because beside all known my strengths, I know that Allah
blesses me and I was born to be a winner!”
With boxing back up to speed, Ergashev says the next year
will be his to truly shine.
“This year I am going to become champion and next year will
be dedicated to fighting anyone who wants to compare
strengths with me. I am very ambitious right now, I desire
to fight, win and enjoy my talent.”
Event promoter Dmitriy Salita, says that if Ergashev gets
past Veron, he is coming next for all the world’s best
“It’s Shoh Time!” said Salita. Shohjahon Ergashev is the
hardest puncher in the super lightweight division and an
exciting and fearless TV-friendly fighter,” “His natural
power and exciting, all-action style will very soon make him
a world champion and fan favorite. The fans in Detroit are
going to see one of the best fighters in the world at the
top of his powers this Thursday night.”
On the undercard, rising super welterweight powerhouse
Marlon Harrington (7-0, 6 KOs) will appear in an eight-round
showdown against South American veteran Azael “Turbo” Cosio
(21-9-2, 18 KOs), while fast-tracking former national
amateur champion and undefeated professional middleweight
Joseph Hicks Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) of Grand Rapids, Michigan will
appear in a six-round battle against Argentinean southpaw
Bruno Leonardo Romay (21-9-2, 18 KOs).
Fighting in supporting bouts will be a trio of undefeated
Michigan prospects, including super welterweight Husam Al
Mashhadi (3-0, 3 KOs) of Dearborn facing pro-debuting Texan
Milton Banks, as well as super lightweight Ferris Dixon Jr.
(2-0, 1 KO) and also undefeated super welterweight Da'Velle
Smith (2-0, 2 KOs), both of Detroit.
All remaining opponents will be announced shortly and all
bouts are subject to change. The Ford Community & Performing
Arts Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.
On fight night, doors open at 6:00 pm and the action starts
at 7:00 pm.