Rajab Butaev wins seventh fight in World Series of Boxing
Makhachkala, May 12, 2015. Dagestan boxer Rajab Butaev, the Olympic permit holder, won in the seventh fight in the World Series of Boxing (WSB), the athlete’s coach Ahmed Zhanaev said.
In the quarterfinals of the championship, the Russian team represented among others by Butaev defeated the Italians - 9: 1 by the sum of points on May 10-11 in Moscow.
"This is the seventh Rajab’s fight in the WSB - Zhanaev said. – Having won in the previous bouts, Butaev competently secured a nominal license to the Olympic Games of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. During the last confrontation with the Italian boxer, many experts and ordinary fans heralded Rajab early victory. However, we did not set such a task for this fight. My follower went boxing, dominated over all five rounds and won by a unanimous decision of the jury. "
In the semifinals on May 23 - 24, the Russian team will try to make a sensation and beat Kazakhs. According to Zhanaev, Rajab Butaev likely to miss the match meeting with Kazakhstanis and will start to prepare for the European Championship in August 2015 in Bulgaria. He will take part in the event with the rank of the acting champion of Russia in the weight category up to 69 kg.