Zhan Kossobutskiy is in comparison with Gennadiy Golovkin as a result of his spiteful knockout streak and has floored ‘world champions’ in sparring, says supervisor Ismael Özen-Otto.
The Kazakh heavyweight has proven early indicators that he may emulate the damaging success of fellow countryman Golovkin, having stopped 16 of 17 opponents in his unbeaten profession.
However Kossobutskiy’s crew consider his pursuit of a world championship battle is being deliberately stalled by contenders who’re unwilling to danger their title ambitions towards the heavy-handed southpaw.
“Virtually no one desires to field towards him,” his supervisor Ozen-Otto advised Sky Sports activities.
“Hardly anybody dares even to spar with Zhan both.”
Requested a few future world title shot,” Ozen-Otto stated: “He is prepared!
“We now have to climb up the rankings a bit extra and anticipate our likelihood, however he is prepared.”
Golovkin’s former promotional crew at the moment are guiding Kossobutskiy, who desires to boost his fame with a career-defining conflict.
“Golovkin made nice historical past,” stated Ozen-Otto. “As a Kazakh but in addition as a former Universum boxer, the connection is after all made.
“The large distinction is that Golovkin was a lighter weight boxer, whereas Zhan is boxing as a heavyweight within the Champions League.
“Zhan can do much more. He simply has to compete towards larger and higher boxers to show himself and to make his personal title larger.”
Kossobutskiy has risen up the WBA rankings after his most up-to-date victory, a fifth spherical stoppage of beforehand unbeaten contender Alexis Garcia this month.
However Ozen-Otto has hinted that the division’s prime fighters are reluctant to face Kossobutskiy after punishing sparring periods.
“There isn’t a doubt about his nice expertise,” he stated. “Statistics do not lie.
“You’ll be able to see his skills clearly in his spectacular quota of 17 fights, during which he knocked out 16 opponents.
“Not solely within the ring throughout competitions, even in sparring he has already knocked down world champions.
“However out of respect, I do not need to point out any names right here.”
Tyson Fury, the unbeaten WBC champion, is being focused by Kossobutskiy, who is raring to battle the most important names in Britain.
“We all the time needed him to battle towards an English heavyweight,” stated Ozen-Otto. “Sadly no one needed to battle till right now.
“If all the pieces goes properly with Tyson Fury and we come to an settlement, there’ll quickly be a sensation.”