Prospect Watch: Arslanbek Makhmudov

Top Prospect Fights Former World Champion

Arslanbek Makhmudov
Arslanbek Makhmudov

Top Prospect Fights Former World Champion


The heavyweight division has some young guns that are beginning to make a little noise. These up and coming rising prospects provide a glimpse into the future of the division. You may have heard of names like Daniel Dubois, Filip Hrgovic, Joe Joyce and Tony Yoka. However, there is a new player on the scene that is adding even more kick to the punch bowl.

Undefeated rising prospect Arslanbek Makhmudov (9-0, 9ko), will be taking on one of the boxing’s elder-statesman former WBC champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (38-8, 31ko). This is a huge step up in competition for the young prospect. The 39-year-old former world champion isn’t the same fighter he once was, but the level of experience that he brings to the table is invaluable.

Makhmudov made a name for himself in the World Series of Boxing back in 2012. The 30-year-old fighter used the platform to hone his skills before turning pro in December 2017.

A victory against the former world champion would be a nice name to have on the resume so early in his career. This is exactly the type of fight used to gauge if a fighter is ready for the next step.

This contest is scheduled to take place on December 7 at the Bell Centre, Montreal in Canada.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."