Vagif Abdullaev training with Dzhabar Askerov

Friday, August 17, 2007

On August 17, 2007 promising young Russian boxer - Vagif Abdullaev, who is now training in Bangkok (Thailand) with Dzhabar Askerov and Abdulamalik Gadzhiev, is going to fight his first fight on the professional ring in Teheran, Iran. The Afrasiba Stadium in Tehran will be the venue for the biggest Muaythai event ever staged in the region as fighters from five continents take on the national Iranian team on August 17th.

Vagif will fight against Iranian fighter under K-1 rules - 3 rounds of 3 minutes duration, elbows are not allowed. Although this is his first professional bout, Vagif has some good achievements in amateur kickboxing. He has been few times Russian amateur kickboxing champion. He also became European kickboxing champion (WPKA), in 2005 in Athens (Greece) and won 1st place in two weight categories on international kickboxing competition “Game of Fight” in 2006, Tiel (Netherlands). Since August 2007 Vagif's sport career managed by Dubai Fight Academy.

According to information from Iranian organizers his opponent - Hassan Ali Mohammadi has 65 amateur fights, 53 wins, 12 losses. Hassan has been many times Iranian amateur kickboxing champion. In 2002 he became Asian amateur kickboxing champion (WPKA), Kyrgizstan. In 2004 he won all-Iranian kickboxing tournament “Best of The Best”.

Organised under the Iranian Government and sanctioned by the Martial Arts Federation of Iran, the World Muaythai Council and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur, the event will be telecasted internationally, showing the world the beauty, friendship and sportsmanship of the Islamic Republic of Iran.