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Janibek Alimkhanuly is ready to bring his patented “Qazaq Style” to Las Vegas on Saturday, June 26 as he step up against former middleweight world champion – Rob “Bravo” Brant in a 10-round showdown at The Theater at Virgin Hotels.

The Brant-Alimkhanuly will serve as the co-feature to the 12-round lightweight main event between former pound-for-pound king Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko and Japanese contender Masayoshi Nakatani.

Brant [26-2, 18 KOs] won the WBA middleweight belt in October 2018 with a one-sided decision over Ryota Murata, but in their rematch less than nine months later, Murata stopped Brant in a two-round barnburner. Brant returned last August and stopped Vitaliy Kopylenko in five rounds.

Alimkhanuly [9-0, 7 KOs] dominated the field en route to winning the 2013 World Championships and represented Kazakhstan at the 2016 Olympics, where he advanced to the quarterfinals.

A five-year pro, Alimkhanuly made his Top Rank debut in 2018 and most recently knocked out Gonzalo Coria in two rounds last October inside the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble.

The two boxers have been speaking ahead of the bout and this is what they had to say:

“I am very excited to be back in the ring under the Top Rank banner against a formidable opponent in Janibek,” Brant said.

“I am excited to showcase all the hard work I have put in with a victory on a stacked card,” he added.

“For the fans who don’t know about me, you will be introduced to ‘Qazaq Style’ on June 26. Rob Brant is a former world champion who demands respect, but I am coming to Las Vegas to put on a spectacular show,” said Alimkhanuly.

“My time has come. I will beat any of the middleweight champions. You will see it soon,” he adds.

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