MTK Global Announces Kazakhstan Card In July; Nordine Oubaali To Defend World Title On Show

MTK Global has announced a massive show taking place in Kazakhstan this summer featuring a world title fight.

The card will take place on July 6 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan and will feature a number of contenders in action as well as WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali defending the belt for the first time. The card will be streamed on ESPN+ in the United States.

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Oubaali won the world title back in January when he defeated Rau'shee Warren by unanimous decision on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner pay-per-view card in Las Vegas. Oubaali had been training for a summer title defense, but no opponent has been named yet.

A second title fight will see David Oliver Joyce defending his WBO European featherweight title for the first time since winning it on April 5 when he stopped Stephen Tiffney. The 32-year-old Joyce has won all 10 of his pro bouts since making his debut back in 2017.

Also announced for the show is the return of unbeaten welterweight Zhankosh Turarov taking on an opponent to be named at a later date. Turarov, a former WBA Fedecentro junior welterweight titleholder, last fought in September 2017 when he won a 10-round decision against Bruno Leonardo Romay.

The official announcement from MTK Global also stated that unbeaten prospects Sultan Zaurbek, Viktor Kotochigov, Ali Baloyev, Abilkhaiyr Shegaliyev, Nurtas Azhbenov and Abay Tolesh will be fighting on the card in separate bouts. Opponents for all of those fighters will be announced at a later date.

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