Ray Seitzhanov vs. Jose Macias Enriquez Battle Of
Unbeaten Junior Welterweights Friday On ESPN+
Kazakh junior welterweight prospect Ray Seitzhanov will
battle fellow unbeaten Jose Macias Enriquez in a 10-rounder
for the vacant WBO Youth junior welterweight belt Friday at
Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Seitzhanov-Enriquez and select undercard bouts will stream
live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ starting
at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.
Seitzhanov (9-0, 6 KOs) has knocked out his last six foes,
with all four of his 2021 bouts ending in four rounds or
less. A one-time amateur standout for Kazakhstan, Seitzhanov
steps up against Enriquez (15-0-2, 7 KOs), a native of
Monterrey, Mexico, who has won seven consecutive fights. He
has defeated a hometown opponent before, as he is coming off
last December’s decision victory over Joey Laviolette in
Laviolette’s hometown of Halifax, Canada.
In undercard action on ESPN+:
Kamshybek Kunkabayev (4-0, 3 KOs), who earned a bronze medal
at the Tokyo Olympics, makes his 2022 debut against
Uzbekistan’s Farrukh Juraev (6-5-1, 2 KOs) in a scheduled
10-round cruiserweight tilt. Kunkabayev lost to Top Rank
signee Richard Torrez Jr. in the Olympic semifinals.
In an eight-round welterweight bout, Talgat Shayken (7-0, 4
KOs), who recently won the WBC Youth welterweight strap,
returns against Mukhammadsalim Sotvoldiev (7-6-2, 3 KOs) in
Junior welterweight Nurdos Tolebay (8-0, 6 KOs) hopes to
extend his knockout streak to six in an eight-rounder versus
Burgut Hodjiboyev (8-3, 3 KOs), who has never been stopped
as a pro.
In a six-rounder at featherweight, Aidos Medet (9-0, 6 KOs)
will fight Tajikistan native Shuhrat Mirboboev, who is
making his pro debut.
In an all-Kazakh junior welterweight fight, Rakhat Seitzhan
(8-0, 4 KOs) will take on Aidos Tastayev (2-3, 1 KO) in a