In a bid to satisfy the needs of all its sports enthusiasts, Startimes will have a live broadcast of a world title doubleheader title fight – WBA Super World Bantamweight Title and IBO World Bantamweight Title – from USA. The telecast will begin at 2.00 GMT (5pm Kenyan time) on February 11, 2017 and is anticipated to conclude by 04.00 GMT (7pm local time). The doubleheader will be between Rau’shee Warren and Zhanat Zhakiyanov.
Rau’shee Warren (born on February 13, 1987) is an American professional boxer who has held the WBA and IBO bantamweight since 2016 while Zhanat Zhakiyanov (born on November 4, 1983), who fights in the Bamtamweight category, defeated Karim Guerfi to win the European Boxing Union bantamweight title. The Kazakhstan native also defeated Yonfrez Parejo by split decision for the World Boxing Association interim world bantamweight title.
(TOP: Rau’shee Warren – in red gloves – in previous fight. BELOW: Robert Easter Jr celebrates his win against Algenis Mendez in a previous fight).
A doubleheader refers to two games involving the same sport that are shown back-to-back on the same network, even though the events do not involve the same two teams or competitors.
The second fight will be between Robert Easter Jr (18-0, 14 KO) against Luis Cruz (22-4, 16 KO), the first time Easter will have an opportunity to defend his IBF title.
Below are further details about the fight:
|FEBRUARY 11, 2017|
|LIVE from USA||Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KO) versus Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KO)
WBA SUPER WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE and IBO WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
Robert Easter Jr (18-0, 14 KO) v. Luis Cruz (22-4, 16 KO)
IBF WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
|Former Olympian and current world champion RAU’SHEE WARREN has always been considered one of Boxing’s future stars, after suffering a defeat to Payano, many wrote WARREN off, but he quickly returned for a re-match and earned a massive victory to become a world champion. His first challenge, ZHANAT ZHAKIYANOV, is no joke, possessing major power and a willingness to engage.
One of Boxing’s most exciting young fighters, recently a world champion, ROBERT EASTER JR, defends his IBF strap for the first time against LUIS CRUZ.