The former Ibo champion Umar Salamov entered this fight with a pro record of 20-1-0 (15 KOs=75%) and he is ranked as the No.21 light heavyweight in the world. He fought three times last year beating Emil Markic and Artem Redko but between these two bouts he lost to Damien Hooper.
His opponent, Brian Howard, has an official boxing record of 13-1-0 (10 KOs=77%) and he entered as the No.44 cruiserweight. He suffered his only loss when he faced Harvey Jolly in 2012, since then he has fought just three times defeating Alex Guerrero, Phil Williams and Shawndell Terell Winters. Salamov vs Howard is valid for the vacant IBF North American light heavyweight title; undercard of Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Title: vacant IBF North American light heavyweight title
Salamov’s next fight: Umar Salamov vs Denis Liebau
Salamov vs Howard full fight video:
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