ESPN & Top Rank return to Texas as they host a unified middleweight title fight live from the Fort Bend Epicenter. The WBO champion Janibek ‘Qazaq Style’ Alimkhanuly (14-0, 9 KOs) faces the IBF champion Vincenzo Gualtieri (21-0-1, 7 KOs). Alimkhanuly is forced to take on these types of fights against unknown fighters as the middleweight division is light on talent, and the other two champions are Premier Boxing Champions.
Alimkhanuly is now 30 years old and hasn’t been able to secure the big fights he’s desired. His last fight in May only lasted two rounds as he knocked out Steven Butler. Alimkhanuly needs better fights, which may mean moving up to super middleweight to get them. The oddsmakers favor him to win this fight, so it’ll be interesting to see what 2024 has in store for ‘Qazaq Style.’
Gualtieri is unknown to the typical fight fan as he has only fought in Germany so far in his career. With this being his U.S. debut, can Gualtieri score an upset and become a unified champion? He last fought in July and earned a unanimous decision victory over Esquiva Falcao (30-1, 20 KOs), which earned him the IBF strap.
JANIBEK ALIMKHANULKY VS. VINCENZO GUALTIERI BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Janibek Alimkhanuly is the favorite at -2000 (Over 8 ½ rounds -115), and Vincenzo Gualtieri is the underdog at +1000 (Under 8 ½ rounds -115).
JANIBEK ALIMKHANULKY VS. VINCENZO GUALTIERI FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, October 14
- Time: 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 12:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
October 14th 💣💣💣 pic.twitter.com/Q45mTyXqjC— Janibek Alimkhanuly (@qazaqstyle) October 7, 2023
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS JANIBEK ALIMKHANULKY VS. VINCENZO GUALTIERI?
- U.S.: ESPN, ESPN+ & ESPN Deportes
- UK: Sky Sports
JANIBEK ALIMKHANULKY VS. VINCENZO GUALTIERI FIGHT CARD
- Janibek Alimkhanuly (c) vs. Vincenzo Gualtieri (c) for the IBF and WBO middleweight titles
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Nahir Albright; Lightweights
- Duke Ragan vs. Jose Perez; Featherweights
- Guido Vianello vs. Curtis Harper; Heavyweights
- Kelvin Davis vs. Narciso Carmona; Super Lightweights
- Humberto Galindo vs. Oscar Bravo; Lightweights
- Giovanni Marquez vs. Donte Strayhorn; Super Lightweights
- Richard Torrez Jr. vs. Tyrell Anthony Herndon; Heavyweights
- Alan Garcia vs. Aaron Martinez; Lightweights
- Jakhongir Zokirov vs. Guillermo Del Rio; Heavyweights