Asian Boxing reports that after suffering the first loss of his professional career in December, Kazakh super middleweight prospect Ali Akhmedov will begin his comeback trail on March 12th against journeyman Scott Sigmon. BoxRec claims the card will take place in Plant City, Florida.
The 25-year-old Akhmedov (16-1, 12 KO) was the clear A-side against unbeaten former Olympian Carlos Gongora, having both a promotional push and a string of entertaining, destructive performances behind him. Despite the momentum and an early lead, he ultimately faded down the stretch, allowing Gongora to score a come-from-behind knockout in the final round.
He gets a lighter touch this time around in Sigmon (34-14-1, 17 KO), who’s spent his nearly 13-year-long pro career alternately crushing cans and falling short against competent opposition
BoxRec also lists a really nice light flyweight matchup between former title challengers Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-3-1, 13 KO) and Carlos Buitrago (32-6-1, 18 KO) that could easily steal the show. Both men put on solid performances in their latest failed bids for gold, Gonzalez giving Kosei Tanaka all sorts of trouble and Buitrago narrowly falling to Elwin Soto on wider-than-necessary cards.