Tomorrow night, Fox Sports 1 will be airing a card featuring undefeated cruiserweight prospect Murat Gassiev in an IBF eliminator against the hard hitting Jordan Shimmell.
Gassiev (22-0 16KO) is a young prospect at only 22 years of age, but shows good technical skills and has power to end a fight when the opportunity arises. Stamina also isn’t an issue for the Russian, as he has won fights that have gone ten and twelve round distances. In the other corner, 27 year old Michigan native Jordan Shimmell (20-1 16KO) hopes to derail the Russian’s hope of a title shot. He packs power in both hands as well, and his only loss was to Isiah Thomas, who is a skilled fighter as well.
The main event has all the makings for an entertaining bout, and the winner will be entitled to fight the current IBF Cruiserweight Champion, Victor Emilio Ramirez. Also on the card, undefeated heavyweight John Wesley Nofire (19-0 15KO) will be taking on journeyman Joey Abell (31-9 29KO). This will be a solid test for Nofire, as Abell is beatable, but has ring experience with some of the top fighters in the division, including Kubrat Pulev and unified champion Tyson Fury. Coverage starts at 9PM EST on Fox Sport 1. Who are your picks? Let me know in the comment section below, on Twitter @TheGreatToddMan, or on the Pugilists Paradise Facebook page.