Janibek Alimkhanuly is set to face the challenge of Vincenzo Gualtieri on Saturday 14th October 2023 at Fort Bend Community Center in Rosenberg.
The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest is for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBO belts on the line.
The undercard is set to feature the clash of Davis vs Albright.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Janibek Alimkhanuly vs Vincenzo Gualtieri.
Date: October 14, 2023
Start Time: 10:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm PT / 3:30 am BST / 1:30 pm AEDT
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:30 PM EST / 8:30 PM PST at Fort Bend Community Center, Rosenberg, United States, which is around 4:30 AM BST in the UK.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to fight a fellow world champion. This fight gets me one step closer to becoming the undisputed middleweight champion, and I thank Vincenzo Gualtieri for putting his belt on the line. He is doing what the other champions have refused to do. I will, however, return home to Kazakhstan as a unified champion.”
“Janibek is an outstanding boxer who has done it all as an amateur and a professional, just like Esquiva Falcao. Janibek is a southpaw, just like Esquiva Falcao. Janibek was the favorite, just like Falcao. In the end, Janibek, like Falcao, will lose because I have the better team and the will of a champion. Only that will decide who wins and who loses, just as it did against Falcao.”