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Boxing Showtime! Here’s options for watching Ali Izmailov vs. Charles Foster live streaming for free on Reddit, Crackstreams, including where to watch Ali Izmailov vs. Charles Foster Showtime Light heavyweight prospect Ali Izmailov will face Charles Foster on Friday night on “ShoBox: The New generation.” The highly-awaited match in a years-long rivalry is happening at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.
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Boxing returns to Showtime in the form of Ali Izmailov vs Charles Foster event on June 9, 2023, from Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.
Both headliners are undefeated rising prospect with Charles Foster having 22 fights and Ali Izmailov unbeaten in 10 fights. The bout will have IBF USBA Light Heavyweight Championship on the line in this 10 rounds bout.
Izmailov returns to the boxing ring for the second time this year. He defeated Marcelo Ruben Molina in March in Springfield, MA. For Foster, this is the first bout this year after two knockout wins in 2022.
Two supporting bouts are on the televised card which starts at 9 PM ET in Richard Vansiclen vs Juan Carlos Carrillo Palacio 10 rounds super middleweight bout and Clay Waterman vs Kenmon Evans 8 rounds light heavyweight bouts. The prelims card is not aired, but we will try to bring in results from those bouts also.
Check below as we post live results from Ali Izmailov vs Charles Foster boxing event with complete fight card, and other details.
Izmailov and Foster headline the card that takes place annually during the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend in upstate New York. Izmailov, 30, is formerly a top Russian amateur who now trains with John David Jackson in Detroit. His handlers believe the slick boxer-puncher has the talent to rise to the top of the division. He last fought in March, when he stopped journeyman Marcelo Ruben Molilna in the first round. Foster is Izmailov’s toughest test, at least on paper. The 33-year-old southpaw from Connecticut was also a successful amateur but his professional career has yet to take off. He’s 3-0 since he returned from a two-year break during the COVID pandemic, including a sixth-round knockout of journeyman Rafael Fernandez Sosa this past December. He has stopped four of his last five opponents.
Undefeated light heavyweight prospects Ali Izmailov (10-0, 7 KOs), fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and SHOBOX® alum Charles Foster (22-0, 12 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., both made weight Thursday, a day ahead of their 10-round main event showdown on SHOBOX: The New Generation tomorrow night, Friday, June 9 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
This marks the second straight year SHOBOX will be a part of the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend festivities with the tripleheader featuring six light heavyweights who have never tasted defeat. In the co-feature, college graduate Richard Vansiclen (13-0-1, 6 KOs) from Seattle, Wash., returns to SHOBOX to take on fellow unbeaten and hard-hitting Colombian Juan Carrillo (10-0, 8 KOs). In the telecast opener, Australian native Clay Waterman (10-0, 8 KOs) makes his U.S. debut against Florida’s Kenmon Evans (10-0-1, 3 KOs).
International Boxing Hall of Famer Barry Tompkins calls the blow-by-blow action for SHOBOX with fellow Hall of Famer Steve Farhood joining the team remotely as the unofficial scorer. Former world champion Raul Marquez and veteran combat sports reporter and MORNING KOMBAT co-host Brian Campbell will serve as ringside expert analysts. They will be accompanied by Hall of Famer and SHOWTIME Boxing® analyst Al Bernstein, as well as by Hall of Famer Jimmy Lennon, Jr. handling ring announcing duties. The executive producer of SHOBOX: The New Generation is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.
The night of fights is promoted by Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions.
Light Heavywieght 10-Round Bout
Ali Izmailov – 174 pounds
Charles Foster – 172 ¼ pounds
Referee: Charlie Fitch; Judges: Tom Schreck (N.Y.), Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Don Ackerman (N.Y.)
Light Heavyweight 10-Round Bout
Richard Vansiclen – 172 ½ pounds
Juan Carrillo – 174 pounds
Referee: Benjy Esteves; Judges: John McKaie (N.Y.), Eric Marlinski (N.Y.), Don Trella (Conn.)
Light Heavyweight Eight-Round Bout
Clay Waterman – 173 ½ pounds
Kenmon Evans – 173 ½ pounds
Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Tom Schreck (N.Y.), Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Don Ackerman (N.Y.)
“I don’t feel any pressure. I’m very focused. I’m here to do my job and I will take care of business tomorrow night. He is a little taller than me, but I don’t think that’ll be an issue for me.
“I fought a lefty in my last fight [Marcelo Ruben Molina]. I did a lot of sparring with Juan Carrillo, who’s on this card.
“The better the opposition, the better I showcase my skills. I think I’m ready to take big steps and progress with my career. I’d like to get a title shot. I’d love to fight Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol or Canelo at some point in the near future.
“I was born for this. Since I was a little kid, I’ve been training to be a boxer. My after-school activities involved boxing and combat sports. Growing up I looked up to Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson and as I grew older I also started admiring Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
“I take every fight seriously, but especially this one because of the Hall of Fame Weekend and I know there will be a lot of eyes on these fights.
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“My goal is to show high-level boxing and people will make a decision and form their opinions on me based on my skills.”
“I’m excited to go out there and showcase my skills and talent. It’s been a while since I was last on SHOBOX , but I’m sure people will remember my win. I do remember thinking, ‘This is national TV’ and I wanted to play it safe and not take any risks. I still got the job done. So for sure I’m going to be a little more aggressive this time out.
“I know my opponent is tough, but tomorrow night we’ll see just how tough he is.
“I think I have advantage over my opponent in all aspects of the fight game – mentally, conditioning, skills. Everything. I have improved and have been working extremely hard for this night. I can’t wait.
“I work full-time as a mechanical insulator, just like my dad. It’s tough to balance a job and training camp, but the guys back in the day used to do it, so I have no problem with it. I am able to take a little time off and get ready during fight week.
“My little brother [William Foster III] has also won on SHOBOX so we’re in pretty good company. Brothers winning on SHOBOX – just like the Charlos did.”
EAST HAVEN — Lurking for years on the fringe of big-time boxing and remaining perfect all along, undefeated southpaw Charles Foster will step into the ring Friday night for an opportunity that could shape the rest of his career.
Foster (22-0, 12 knockouts), who grew up in West Haven and fights out of East Haven, will face Ali Izmailov (10-0, 7 KOs) at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., headlining a three-fight “ShowBox: The Next Generation” card that is part of a celebration surrounding International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend.
“This is the fight that he needs to say he wants those top names out there that are going to pay what he put so many years towards,” trainer Luis Rosa said Tuesday, just after Foster arrived for his latest training session at K.O. King Boxing & Fitness, Rosa’s gym on Main Street. “Since he was a kid, we’ve put in the days, the seconds, the hours, all that and more. This is his shot. I know he’s ready. We just have to get there and show his skills.”
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Friday’s fights will air on Showtime, beginning at 9 p.m. with East Hartford super lightweight Myquan Williams (19-0-1, 8 KOs) facing Ryan Martin (25-2, 15 KOs) of Chattanooga, Tenn. The light heavyweight co-feature is Richard Vansiclen (13-0-1, 6 KOs) of Seattle Juan Carrillo (10-0, 8 KOs) of Colombia.
Then Foster will take on Izmailov, a matchup of light heavyweights, both with decorated amateur careers — one of them about to fast-track their professional career. Izmailov, 30, once among the top Russian amateurs, now fights out of Detroit. Ranked No. 7 in the world by the IBF and No. 8 by the WBO, he has been hyped as a fast-riser in the weight class.
“I’m coming for everyone at 175-pounds,” Izmailov said this week, according to www.fightnews.com. “I plan on making a statement on Friday night. I’m going to showcase my power and boxing ability against a world-rated fighter. When the opportunity for the knockout comes, I’m taking it and I’m ending his night early.”
Asked about Izmailov, Foster said, “I’ll find out Friday. He seems durable. He has 10 fights and I have 22, so we’re going to see if his experience lives up to what they think he is. … This is a big opportunity. It’s televised, the main event on a major network, so this fight puts me in the top-10 of probably all the organizations and sanctioning bodies so I can get my crack at a world title.”
Foster, 33, a married father of two, went nearly two years between fights during the pandemic before returning to the ring in August 2021 with a knockout victory over journeyman Jaime Barboza in Portland, Maine. He has since won by TKO over Bo Gibbs Jr. (June 2022 at Turning Stone) and Rafael Fernandez Sosa (December 2022 in the Dominican Republic).
“The pandemic froze a lot of fighters even in the top level,” Rosa said. “Some people decided to fight for peanuts. We were in a position where we had to lay back and wait for a call. I kept telling him something great is about to happen. We’re here now. Something great is about to happen. He’s got to win Friday and that’s it. Then we can call on big names. People say, ‘Why aren’t you in a big fight yet?’ I say, ‘We need a fight to take us to that fight.’ This is going to open those doors.”
Izmailov is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Marcelo Ruben Molina in March in Springfield, Mass.
“I know that [Foster] is experienced on this stage and that like me, he’s looking for a breakout performance,” Izmailov said, according to fightnews.com. “I want him to come to fight. I want to give the fans something exciting for as long as he can take it.”
Friday’s fight represents a bigger challenge and bigger potential reward than usual for both fighters. Enough eyes from the boxing world will see it. The winner would expect more lucrative fights.
“We’re hoping that we just beat him easy and they look at Charles and say, ‘You know what? The pay has to rise up now,’” Rosa said. “But one day at a time. We take this fight and then we focus on the next.”
Foster weighed 179 pounds Tuesday, an easily manageable four pounds over the 175 light heavyweight limit three days before the fight. He said training has gone well.
“Just get through this guy, look good doing it, execute, move on to bigger things,” Foster said. “Who knows what promoter will call? It’s just my job to stay sharp.”
Unique to this particular training period for Foster was that Rosa often had him spar heavyweights.