Hasanboy Dusmatov moves to professional boxing
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Rio Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan will move to professional boxing.
Hasanboy Dusmatov signed a promotional contract with promotion company Golden Gloves of South Africa. The details of the contract were not disclosed
“You watch this kid and can’t believe how good he is,” Promoter Rodney Berman said. “Gennady Golovkin charted the course for Eastern Europeans becoming superstars in the west. We intend to do the same with Hasanboy, who is also charismatic and just a tremendous boxer. He isn’t amateur in the traditional sense, but a completely rounded boxer.”
Berman plans to showcase Hasanboy Dusmatov first at Emperors Palace in December, followed by three outings in 2017.
Although Dusmatov won gold at light-flyweight, Golden Gloves anticipates moving him to flyweight fairly quickly.