ABDUSALAMOV ADDED TO MARTINEZ UNDERCARD IN ARGENTINA
Magomed Abdusalamov TKO5 Victor Bisbal ... Heavyweight Magomed "Mago" Abdusalamov (17-0, 17 KOs) defeated former Olympian Victor Bisbal (21-1, 15 KOs) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last Friday. Abdusalamov gradually overcame a spirited effort by Bisbal to win by technical knockout at 1:12 of round five. Bisbal rose from a knockdown but was in no shape to continue. Abdusalamov will return to action next month on Sergio Martinez's undercard in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He will face Argentina's Sebastian Ceballos (33-7-2, 25 KOs) on April 27th at Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield shortly before Martinez defends his world middleweight championship against Martin Murray.
Manager and father figure, Boris Grinberg, says Team Abdusalamov is looking forward to the trip. "We want the world to see the next heavyweight champion, so we're very thankful for the opportunity to go to South America for our next big victory."
Promoted by Lou DiBella of DBE Entertainment, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Sergio Martinez of Maravilla Box, the blockbuster night of boxing on April 27 will also include several important championship fights, including Salta, Argentina's Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28 KOs) vs. Montreal, Canada's Antonin Decarie (27-1, 8 KOs); Argentina's Claudia Lopez (22-6, 5 KOs) vs. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic's Dahiana Santana (31-6, 14 Kos) for the IBF World Female Featherweight Title; Argentina's Damian Marchiano (18-9-1, 7 KOs) vs. Spain's Kiko Martinez (27-4, 19 KOs) in a 122-pound battle; and Argentina's Diego Pichardo (8-3, 3 KOs) vs. Spain's Ivan Ruiz (8-1-1, 3 KOs) at 115 pounds.
"Mago is taking all challengers," continued Lewkowicz. "He was invited to come to Argentina and fight one of their heavyweight prospects, so that's what he'll do. He is fearless and willing to go anywhere and fight any time. That's why he'll be champion someday soon. He is exactly what the division needs: a power puncher willing to fight anyone."
source: sampson promotions