Unbeaten Russian-Canadian heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov is the latest fighter to join Golden Boy’s stable in their partnership with Eye of the Tiger Management.
The 30-year-old “Lion” has a pro record of 10-0 (10 KO) since joining the paid ranks in 2017. He’s fought all of his pro bouts in Canada and is based in Montreal. Most recently, he knocked out washed former titleholder Samuel Peter in the first round on Dec. 7.
Makhmudov is listed at 6’5½” and usually weighs around 260. As you can see up top, that’s a solid 260, too.
“I’m confident that with my team, Eye of the Tiger Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, I will reach my goal of becoming heavyweight champion of the world,” said Makhmudov.
“I’m thrilled to bring the top heavyweight prospect in the world to the U.S. with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Camille Estephan, President of Eye of the Tiger Management. “We plan to send a message to the heavyweight division with his performances. I’m partnering up with Oscar, Eric, Robert, Bernard and their team, and I believe we will have a heavyweight champion of the world together.”
“In recent years, we have had somewhat of a renaissance in the heavyweight division,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “The big fights, heated rivalries and constant media exposure that the heavyweights are getting these days is very good for the health of the sport. By signing fighters such as Arslan Makhmudov, we are doing our part in continuing this momentum into the future. Makhmudov is a knockout artist who is joining our ranks after compiling an impressive record of 10 wins with 10 knockouts with our friends at Eye of the Tiger Management. We look forward to working with Camille Estephan and the entire team as we develop Makhmudov into a world champion.”