Russian junior welterweight contender Fedor “Knockout Man” Papazov is hoping to add a unique win to his ledger this Saturday, August 7th, when he beat compatriot Arslan Magomedov in the RCC Boxing Academy’s 10-round main event in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Papazov-Magomedov will headline a scheduled stream of six fights live and exclusively on ESPN + starting at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.
Papazov (22-4, 13 KOs) from Tuapse, Russia, is a 12-year-old professional who has never been eliminated. In 2017 he celebrates a victory over Isa Chaniev, who challenged Richard Commey for a lightweight world title in 2019. Papazov last fought in April, losing a competitive decision to Yauheni Dauhaliavets, an up and coming candidate from Belarus. Magomedov (7-1-1, 5 KOs), from Makhachkala, Russia, stands 6-0-1 since dropping a six-round decision in his second professional fight. Last October, he had a career-best win against Zhora Hamazaryan, who is known to American fighters for his two fights against Thomas Mattice.
In another streaming promotion on ESPN +:
Armenia’s Zhora Hamazaryan (10-3-2, 7 KOs) faces Erzhan Turgumbekov (8-2-1, 2 KOs) in an eight-round junior lightweight fight. Hamazaryan beat the undefeated Dmitry Yun KO in January.
Junior welterweight Oganes Ustyan (6-0, 2 KOs), a one-time Russian amateur star, will face Ukrainian Oleksandr Abramian (5-1-1 , 2 KOs). .
Bantamweight Narek Abgaryan (14-1, 6 KOs), who competed for Armenia at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will face South African veteran Sabelo Ngebinyana (13-4, 10 KOs) in an eight round match. Abgaryan hopes to recover from last December’s deciding loss to Eduardo Baez.
In an eight-round duel between the unbeaten middleweights, Vadim Tukov (4-0, 1 KO) meets Mikalai Vesialou (11-0-1, 5 KO), a former amateur star from Belarus.
The ESPN + stream begins with an eight-round bantamweight junior fight between Zafar Parpiev (10-2, 3 KOs) and the undefeated Artem Tkachenko (6-0-1, 4 KOs).