Two WBC Asia Bouts Headline in Dubai August 20 on ESPN+

Hasibullah Ahmadi vs Rauf Aghayev & Apichet Petchmanee vs Phumiritdet Chonlathondamrongkun August 20 on ESPN+

Fight poster for Hasibullah Ahmadi vs Rauf Aghayev.
From top left to bottom right: Hasibullah Ahmadi, Rauf Aghayev, Apichet Petchmanee and Phumiritdet Chonlathondamrongkun. Photo Credit: D4G Promotions

A Pair Of WBC Asia Minor Title Bouts Headline in Dubai August 20

Two WBC Asia title fights will top an action-packed bill when D4G Promotions host their incredible ‘Rising Stars’ event at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai on Friday.

It sees a number of extremely talented Dubai-based fighters compete on the card, which will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, on ESPN Knockout in Latin America, and worldwide on IFL TV, whilst also being live on the radio on Channel 4, 104.8.

Tickets for the massive event in Dubai are now available, and can be purchased by visiting

Luxury watchmaker ‘Hublot’ will be the proud title sponsor for the event. Having one of the biggest brands in the world supporting boxing is once again helping to bring big fights to Dubai.

A cruiserweight battle between Ali Baloyev and Rolly Lambert Fogoum was due to headline the event, but a medical issue has forced the contest to be cancelled.

The card proceeds with two sensational title fights, as Dubai-based Hasibullah Ahmadi (12-0, 4 KOs) headlines the show when he collides with Rauf Aghayev (31-9, 14 KOs) for the WBC Asian featherweight title. Apichet Petchmanee (9-0, 2 KOs) and Phumiritdet Chonlathondamrongkun (7-0, 7 KOs) meet for the WBC Asia lightweight title.

Several proud Dubai residents will compete on the bill too. Faizan Anwar (7-0, 4 KOs) goes up against Ricky Sismundo (35-15-3, 17 KOs). Bader Samreen (2-0, 2 KOs) takes on Sharobiddin Jurakhonov (2-3-1, 2 KOs). Sultan Al Nuaimi (3-0, 2 KOs) shares the ring with Mishiko Shubitdze (17-18-3, 8 KOs).

On the undercard, Jamie King (1-0, 1 KO) fights Taryel Jafarov (7-2, 6 KOs). Ryan Aston (20-5-2, 8 KOs) squares off with Shalva Guchmazovi (3-6-2, 2 KOs). Khurshid Tojibayev (4-0, 2 KOs) faces Achiko Odizadze (22-17-1, 8 KOs). Fahad Al Bloushi (4-1, 1 KO) meets Medi Miro (0-1).

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