Mark Urvanov and Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu will have their title fight on March 7 in Ekaterinburg. The WBO International belt will be at stake in the 12-round bout.

Mark Urvanov, who has risen well over the past year, will be opposed by the undefeated Asian champion Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu. Urvanov is the current owner of the WBO International title and number ten of the World Boxing Association rating. Will he defend his status? – Find it out in our prediction.

At what time Mark Urvanov and Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu fight?
The fight time is March 7, 2020, at 5:00 PM (UTC+5).

Where to watch the fight?
RCC: MMA & Boxing

How many wins and losses Kurbanov have?
Mark Urvanov has 17 wins and 2 losses and one draw.

How many wins and losses Uulu have?
Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu has 15 wins and no losses.

Mark Urvanov

Mark Urvanov came to boxing inspired by his father, a candidate for the master of sports in hand-to-hand combat. During his amateur career, Mark Urvanov has won the Sverdlovsk Oblast championship many times, championships of the Urals Federal District, participated in the Russian championship and won international tournaments.

April 24, 2015 – Debut. Mark Urvanov lost his first professional fight to another debutant – Mikhail Alekseev. The organizers recognized the fight as the most spectacular one in the tournament.

February 27, 2016 – Battle for the title of Champion of Russia. Mark Urvanov came to this fight with a record of 5-1-0. His rival for the title was Alexey Shorokhov. Urvanov went the whole distance, although he could finish the fight several times ahead of schedule. Urvanov won his first title fight by unanimous decision of the judges.

September 17, 2016 – Battle for the titles of WBC Asian and WBC Eurasia. Rauf Agayev of Azerbaijan competed against Mark Urvanov in a 10-round fight. In the 10th round Urvanov sent his opponent by knockout.

November 18, 2016 – Fight for the title of WBO AsiaPacific Youth. Marc Urvanov’s opponent was Philippine Marvin Escuerdo. The Russian knocked out his opponent and won his fourth career title.

July 9, 2017 – Defending the title of WBO Asia Pacific Youth. Urvanov came to defend the title with a series of ten wins. This time his opponent was Japanese boxer Jin Miura. Following the results of eight rounds the belt remained in Russia by the separate decision of judges.

February 10, 2018 – Fight for the titles of WBA Continental and IBF Baltic. Mark Urvanov’s rival for the titles was boxer from St. Petersburg Muhammad Yakubov. The fight went through all 12 rounds. In the fourth round Mark was in a knockdown. He came to himself only in the second half, took the initiative, but the judges gave the victory to Yakubov – the second defeat in Urvanov’s career.

September 7, 2018 – Fighting for the titles of EBP, IBF Youth, WBC CISBB. For the first time in his career, Mark Urvanov had a fight where three titles were at stake. Mark’s rival was a boxer from Nizhny Tagil Nikita Kuznetsov. Both boxers were next in line in the rankings, so the confrontation immediately aroused the interest of the audience. Opponents gave an equal fight, showed a high level of boxing throughout the distance, but the judges could not determine the winner – a draw.

Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu

In professional sport Akzhol came, having behind him a good amateur experience. In 2014 he participated in the Asian Games, in 2014 and 2015 he reached the final of the Kyrgyz championship.

August 26, 2016 – Debut. Akzhol made his debut at a tournament in Dzerzhinsk. He was opposed by another debutant, Vyacheslav Bolshakov. Akzhol won by knockout.

May 2, 2017 – Fight for the title of WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental. Akjol came to this fight with a record of six victories in six battles. His rival for the vacant title was Russian Denis Lashin. After eight rounds, Akzhol won by a majority of refereeing votes.

April 22, 2018 – Battle for the title of WBA Asia. The second title fight of Akjol Sulaimanbek took place in Ekaterinburg. His rival was Leonardo Padagli from Venezuela. At the time of the fight both boxers had no defeats. The fight has passed the whole distance, both rivals had good moments, but Akjol got the victory by the unanimous decision of the judges.

August 7, 2018 – Defending the title of WBA Asia. Akzhol Sulaimanbek met with Aristides Perez (31-11-2) of Colombia in the undercard of the tournament with Denis Lebedev. In the fourth round Perez refused to continue the fight because of injury – WBA Asia belt remains in Russia, Akjol’s winning series of 12 wins allows him to enter the WBA ranking (14th place).

Urvanov vs Uulu Prediction

For Urvanov this news is a very important bout, it is a fight for the title of WBA Gold champion. To win this meeting, Urvanov needs extra motivation. Recall that at stake in this fight is not only a belt – the winner with a high probability will become one of the contenders for the title of world champion.

  • We predict a victory of Mark Urvanov.