Home News Unbeaten Russian bantamweight Nikolay Potapov signs with Salita

Unbeaten Russian bantamweight Nikolay Potapov signs with Salita

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The impressive roster belonging to promoter Dmitriy Salita continues to expand, as he is proud to announce the signing of Nikolay Potapov, a 13-0 (6 KOs) bantamweight.

The 25-year-old Russian hitter is rated No. 11 among bantamweights by Boxrec, and No. 14 in the WBO, mightily impressive for a boxer with so few professional outings.

“I am co-promoting Potapov with Russian promoter Pavel Povlov, who is president of the promotional company Podolsk Fighting League,” Salita said. “Nikolay is excited to fight in the United States, and prove he is the best in the world! With bantamweights again making noise, he wants to throw himself in the mix and is confident he will beat Jamie McDonnell, Tomoki Kameda, Randy Caballero and Lee Haskins.. all the top challengers and champions in the division!”

In his last fight Potapov beat Jason Canoy, who is rated No. 14 in the WBC and No. 12 in the IBF.

Nikolay Potapov had over 180 amateur fights and won numerous national and international tournaments, said Salita, coming off his successful “Brooklyn Brawl” card held at Coney Island, which ran on ESPN3.

Potapov is on the fast track; he has already fought four ten rounders and one twelve rounder.

Fight fans can expect to see a boxer who likes to advance, likes to be busy, places his punches smartly, throws combinations with bad intentions…all in all, he’s a rock-solid contender.