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New Faces: Pavel Silyagin – The Ring

Age: 27
Hometown: Novosibirsk, Russia
Weight class: Tremendous middleweight
Peak: 6-foot-1 (186 cm)
Newbie document: 260-40 (approximate)
Turned professional: 2020
Professional document: 6-0 (4 knockouts)
Coach: Yuriy Emelyanov
Supervisor: Max Alperovich and Eduard Kravtsov (Premier Boxing Administration)
Promoter: Patriot Boxing Promotions
Instagram: @Silyagin_

Greatest night time of professional profession and why: Silyagin is most proud of a second-round victory over the beforehand unbeaten Orkhan Gadzhiev final August.

“From the primary second of the primary spherical I felt in full management,” Silyagin advised The Ring by means of his supervisor, Max Alperovich. “Timing, distance, when to punch and the place to punch.”

Worst night time of professional profession and why: The 27-year-old wasn’t blissful along with his win over novice opponent Artysh Lopsan though he finally received the job accomplished in seven rounds.

“We had plan A and plan B, they didn’t work, and we needed to go to alternate choices,” lamented Silyagin. “I couldn’t get to him, couldn’t do what we have been planning on doing.”

What’s subsequent: On Saturday, Silyagin will step up in competitors when he faces Azizbek Abdugofurov for a WBC 168-pound secondary title in what serves as chief assist to Artur Beterbiev-Adam Deines on the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow.

The ESPN broadcast will start at 3:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. PT.

“I don’t predict a brawl due to each of our kinds,” Silyagin stated. “We’re each extra technical, chess gamers. I’m predicting a really technical, tactical chess play. Who’s going to outbox who after which I’ll go from there.”

Abdugofurov has been inactive for 19 months, which is longer than all the period of Silyagin’s skilled profession. The 29-year-old, who hails from Uzbekistan, holds wins over former WBC junior light-weight titlist Sirimongkol Singmanassuk (UD 12) and Dmitrii Chudinov (UD 12).

It’s an intriguing wanting matchup that can transfer alongside the winner’s profession.

Silyagin (proper) knocked out Omar Garcia in a single spherical. Photograph courtesy of Patriot Boxing Promotions

Why he’s a prospect: Silyagin had a deep and profitable newbie profession with over 300 newbie fights. He was the nationwide champion in 2012 and claimed bronze as a lightweight heavyweight on the 2015 World Championships.

He additionally went a formidable 10-1 within the semi-pro World Collection of Boxing (WSB) defeating the likes of gifted Ukrainian newbie standout Oleksandr Khyzhniak and rising gentle heavyweight skilled prospect Joshua Buatsi. He additionally owns wins over former world title challenger Avni Yildirim, tremendous middleweight contender Vladimir Shishkin and newbie stalwart Peter Mullenberg.

Silyagin had hopes of representing Russia on the 2016 Rio Olympics, nevertheless, an inside transfer prevented that taking place.

“The man [Petr Khamukov] that was actually preventing at middleweight, they pushed him up in weight and despatched him – very political.” stated Silyagin.

Whereas Silyagin is coy when requested about his strengths as a fighter, his co-manager, Max Alperovich, was very happy to shed some gentle on what his rising fighter is able to contained in the ring.

“He’s received glorious timing, I believe that’s what triggers all of the knockouts,” stated Alperovich. “For those who have a look at his earlier knockouts, they didn’t occur as a result of he was making an attempt to relentlessly knock the man out, however just because he threw the punch on the proper time. It linked when the man was shifting an inch ahead, and [Pavel] countered.

“His footwork, mid-range sport and long-range sport are phenomenal. He strikes and punches on the similar time, co-ordination, boxing IQ.”

Why he’s a suspect: Along with his newbie expertise and all-around sport nothing apparent has proven up within the early levels. Silyagin has fought very a lot inside himself. We might have extra of an concept of his ceiling when he faces Abdugofurov.

Alperovich feels there are a few areas in Silyagin’s sport that he can brush up on as he continues to step up in school.

“We haven’t seen his uncooked energy as a result of he hasn’t needed to show it, that’s one factor we have to see and one thing I believe he wants to enhance on,” stated Alperovich. “He nonetheless wants much more expertise within the professional ranks as opposition will get more durable, however let’s not overlook he beat [Oleksandr] Khyzhniak and Joshua Buatsi within the WSB. This can be a critical prospect that’s going to do actually, rather well.

“We haven’t seen a lot of his in-fighting as a result of he principally punches and strikes. I undoubtedly assume he ought to work on his in-fighting in case he wants to make use of it in opposition to a stress fighter.”

Storylines: Silyagin was born in Novokuznetsk, in south west Siberia however moved west to Novosibirsk, which is a four-hour flight from Moscow.

“The town the place I used to be rising up was identified to be a battleground for gangs, however I all the time tried to remain away and in good firm,” he stated of his early years. “I did get pleasure from preventing after I was younger.

“My mother and father have been working class, they made sufficient cash to place meals on the desk. It was proper after the Soviet Union collapsed. There wasn’t a whole lot of distinction in [the money] folks have been making until you have been an oligarch.”

Silyagin took up boxing at 11 years outdated after being inspired by his father.

“My father stated I must partake in some form of sport,” he defined. “I attempted just about every part: karate, judo, sambo, soccer, basketball, however the motive I fell in love with boxing was the bodily contact.”

The Siberian native has lofty aspirations within the skilled ranks.

“I wish to be undefeated,” he stated. “I wish to turn out to be a legend; I wish to be remembered within the sport of boxing.”

Silyagin is married and has a three-year-old son.

“I’m a household man,” he stated. “I prefer to journey, go to my mother and father and my spouse’s mother and father. I like biking and snowboarding, stuff that will get my thoughts away from boxing so I can calm down after I get again from coaching.”

Struggle-by-fight document:

Jan. 29 – Omar Garcia – KO 1
Dec. 24 – Siarhei Khamitski – RTD 4
Aug. 22 – Orkhan Gadzhiev – RTD 2
July 3 – Artysh Lopsan – TKO 7
June 15 – Maxim Smirnov – UD 6
Feb. 1 – Bartlomiej Grafka – UD 6


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