Kold Wars Concludes with Back-To-Back Nights of Action
UK fighters arrive to provide final fireworks
The final two instalments of Al Siesta's ‘KOLD WARS' series are now set in stone, with UK-based fighters flying in for consecutive nights of action. Running on Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4, the concluding battles will once again be shown live and exclusive on FITE.
In Battle 3 (August 3) super-welterweight banger RAMZAN BAYSAROV faces KONRAD STEMKOWSKI over six rounds. ALEKSEI EVCHENKO takes on former European title challenger VIKTOR PLOTNIKOV in an eight-rounder.
Russia's ARSLAN MAGOMEDOV puts his skills on display against Portsmouth's unbeaten LUCAS BALLINGALL. Yet to taste defeat in 13 pro outings, Ballingall is gunning for title opportunities. Magomedov is a hungry puncher whose only loss came on away soil.
SERGEY SHIGASHEV risks his undefeated slate against London's KINGSLEY EGBUNIKE. The Russian favourite is 9-0 while Egbunike will be looking to utilise his height and reach advantages to spring a surprise.
The following evening Battle 4 (August 4) sees unbeaten Kazakh puncher ZHAN KOSSOBUTSKIY aiming to add another heavyweight knockout to his record when he takes on dangerous KAMIL SOKOLOWSKI over 10 rounds. Poland's Sokolowski has already upset the plans of UK prospects Nick Webb, Alex Dickinson, Ellis Machin and Ireland's Sean Turner. He also dropped Lucas Browne in their clash. Kossobutskiy will not want to be added to that list.
Next up, ALBERT KHAMKHOEV takes on PAVEL SEMJONOV in an eight-round affair.
Russian ALI IZMAILOV boxes Czech-based Ukrainian YEVGENII MAKHTEIENKO over eight rounds. Makhteienko has made it to the final bell against both Dmitry Bivol and Igor Mikhalkin so Izmailov will be looking for a statement stoppage win.
ASINIA BYFIELD heads to Belarus to box ISMAIL ILIEV (10 rounds) in an intriguing clash of styles. Former Southern Area champion Byfield fought Ted Cheeseman for the British title in 2018.
After two exciting cards, promoter, AL SIESTA, is confident the final two Kold Wars shows will round off the series in style.
We are at the halfway point of the Kold Wars series and it has been a good start. But, on the next two cards, you will see the true concept of the series. What we had so far was like an appetizer, now the feast begins!
Fans can catch every punch from the final cards on www.FITE.tv and secure a ringside view, in multi-camera HD, for just $7.99 per show. Coverage begins at 20:20 UK time.