By Brian Webber: Janibek Alimkhanuly (14-0, 9 KOs), who lots of view as the king of the middleweight department, utilized his spotlight on ESPN last Saturday night to call out non-active 160-lb WBC champ Jermall Charlo and Canelo Alvarez after his lightning-fast 2nd round knockout of Steven Butler (32-4-1, 26 KOs) at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.
Although meaningless, the call out of Canelo & Charlo by the 30-year-old Kazakstan native Janibek was still crucial due to the fact that it’s practical for fighters to name-drop so that the boxing public views them as being at the exact same level as more recognized fighters.
Janibek’s achievements and appeal are no place near that of Canelo and Jermall, however it’s still necessary to influence chase to get his name out there.
After an uneventful preliminary, Butler was dropped 3 times in the 2nd by Janibek prior to referee Jack Reiss waived it off at 2:35 of round 2.
Many refs would have stopped the fight after the very first knockdown of the round due to the fact that Butler’s legs were unstable when Reiss asked him to come to him.
Unfortunately, the call out by the 2016 Olympian Janibek of Charlo and Canelo Alvarez won’t motivate either of these fighters to face him.
The 32-year-old Jermall will attempt and get a fight with Canelo due to the fact that he’s practically done as a fighter at this phase of his profession. Two years of lack of exercise without any battles set up is a sign of where Jermall’s head is at. Boxing is no longer Charlo’s concern.
As for the indisputable incredibly middleweight champ Canelo. He has Dmitry Bivol issues he requires to look after in September, and likewise, he’s got David Benavidez, his WBC necessary, he needs to look after.
Top Rank will require to continue attempting their finest to discover competitors that want to deal with Janibek. They require to ignore Jaime Munguia, the unbeaten competitor promoted by Golden Boy due to the fact that he will likely never ever consent to fight him.
Janibek Alimkhanuly: “Champions and the super stars, where are you? I am waiting. Let’s fight. I am the most prevented fighter. I am the middleweight king. Let’s go fight. Top Rank, who is next? Who is next?”
Mark Kriegel: “You found out English truly well. Did you intend on calling everyone out tonight?”
Janibek: “Canelo & Charlo, I’m coming.”
Kriegel: “You desire Canelo and Charlo?”
Kriegel: “Listen, the last time you went the range. We’re so familiar with you knocking everybody out. How much did you desire the knockout tonight? Because it was quite remarkable.”
Janibek: “Very, really quick.”
Kriegel: “You desired it a lot?”
Janibek: “Yeah, really.”
Kriegel: “Do you believe this will make individuals fight you?”
Janibek: “I am all set for any person. Anybody, anytime, anywhere.”
Kriegel: “Champ, thank you quite. I believe you provided your message.”