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Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Guido Vianello: August 17th in Quebec City

Arslanbek Makhmudov and Guido Vianello face off on August 17 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, in a crucial battle that will define each fighter's future.


Quebec City, QC, Canada (June 18, 2024) - The heavyweight division is set for an interesting clash as rebounding contender Arslanbek Makhmudov prepares to face Italian fringe contender Guido Vianello on August 17th at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. This 10-round bout, promoted by Top Rank and Eye of the Tiger, will be broadcast live in the U.S. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+, and in the U.K. & Ireland on Sky Sports.

Arslanbek Makhmudov and Guido Vianello will clash on August 17 in Quebec City, Canada.

Makhmudov's Road to Redemption

Arslanbek Makhmudov 19-1 (18 KOs) is looking to reestablish his threat to the top of the heavyweight division following a setback last year. Makhmudov's last fight saw him bounce back from a devastating loss to Agit Kabayel, a bout that ended in a stoppage due to Kabayel's fierce body shots. Despite this, Makhmudov's return to the ring in May was a reasonable step back. He faced Serbian Miljan Rovcanin, dispatching him with a second-round knockout, a performance that reminded the boxing world of his formidable power.

Reflecting on his upcoming fight against Vianello, Makhmudov stated, “Vianello is a tough fighter but also a very good fighter, as we saw in his last fight. This is an important step for me. I want to show that I am a top contender, and to get closer to my goal, I must prove that I’m better than this guy.”

Guido Vianello's Rising Star

Guido Vianello (12-2-1, 10 KOs), a 2016 Olympian, has also been making waves in the heavyweight division. Vianello started his 2024 campaign with an impressive first-round knockout of Moses Johnson in New York City. He followed up this performance by going toe-to-toe with one of the division's hardest hitters, Efe Ajagba. Despite losing a closely contested split decision, Vianello proved that he could hang with a top contender.

“I’m ready to compete against the top heavyweights in the world. This is only the beginning of my journey,” Vianello said. “The fight with Arslanbek is exactly what I wanted at this point in my career, and I look forward to a great fight on August 17 in Quebec City.”

The History Between Makhmudov and Vianello

This fight is not the first time Makhmudov and Vianello have faced each other. In 2015, they met in a World Series of Boxing, where Makhmudov emerged victorious after Vianello retired in the fourth round due to an ear injury. This history adds an extra layer of intrigue to their upcoming bout, as Vianello seeks redemption and Makhmudov aims to prove his superiority once again.

Broadcast and Promotion

The event is a collaborative effort between Top Rank and Eye of the Tiger, ensuring top-notch production and promotion. The fight will be accessible to a wide audience through ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+, and Sky Sports, bringing international attention to this crossroads showdown.

Stakes and Implications

For Makhmudov, this fight represents an opportunity to solidify his status as a top 20 contender and move closer to the top 10. His powerful knockout ability and relentless fighting style make him a feared opponent in the division. For Vianello, a victory over Makhmudov could catapult him into the upper echelons of the heavyweight ranks and open doors to bigger fights and greater opportunities.

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