OLEKSANDR USYK’s sparring partner scored a brutal KO on the undercard of the Iranian Hulk’s long-awaited boxing debut.
Nursultan Amanzholov locked horns with Shapi Mushota on the latest Wicked N’ Bad white-collar boxing event in Dubai last weekend.
The Kazakh made light work of Mushota – dropping him twice in the second round and once in the third before the referee waved off the contest.
Amanzholov first dropped Mushota with a nasty shot that left the MMA fighter struggling to return to his feet.
Mushota had to pick himself off the canvas in the closing moments of the second thanks to another heavy shot.
Debutant Mushota was floored once again shortly after the restart and the referee wasted no time in calling a halt to the contest.
Amanzholov is currently helping unified heavyweight champion Usyk prepare for his upcoming rematch with Anthony Joshua.
But he took time away from the Ukrainian’s training camp to further hone his own skills.
Amanzholov is no stranger to what Joshua brings to the table as he’s a former sparring partner of the Brit.
The Kazakh is expected to resume his role as a sparring partner for Usyk in the final weeks of their Dubai training camp.
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Usyk, 35, will look to stop Joshua’s bid to become a three-time heavyweight champion dead in its tracks a fortnight on Saturday.
The undefeated Ukrainian dethroned AJ with a boxing masterclass in their Tottenham tussle last September.
And he plans to return to his war-torn country after registering his first successful title defence.
The former undisputed cruiserweight king told ESPN: “I don’t want to leave the country [forever.]
“I really don’t want to leave the country.
“I want to live there, and right after the fight I’m preparing, I’m going to go back to Ukraine.”
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