Rising Kazakhstan star Kamshybek Kunkabayev won the first title of his professional career he defeated Server Emurlaev to claim the vacant WBO Asia Pacific cruiserweight title.
He was competing on a huge #MTKFightNight taking place at the Tynyshpayev Academy of Transport and Communications in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
In just his third professional fight, Kunkabayev (3-0, 3 KOs) was in control throughout, forcing Emurlaev (23-2, 8 KOs) to retire at the end of the sixth round.
It is the latest big win for Kunkabayev, with his three opponents in his professional career so far having a combined record of 50-8, showing how quickly he wants to progress in the paid ranks.
Elsewhere on the card, Nurtas Azhbenov (11-0, 4 KOs) also won the first title of his career, beating Evgeny Smirnov (13-2-3, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC Asian Continental lightweight title.
Talghat Shayken (4-0, 2 KOs) picked up a very impressive win, defeating Evgeny Pavko (18-4-1, 13 KOs) on points after eight rounds, while there was a huge fifth round knockout win for Abay Tolesh (7-1, 5 KOs) against Vasily Shytk (2-3, 2 KOs).
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