Q Style: Middleweight division runs through me!

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WBO middleweight world champion Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuky (13-0, 8 KOs) is ready to take out his frustrations on Steven Butler. After calls to unify against the division’s other champions were not answered, Janibek will defend his world title against big-punching Canadian contender Butler (32-3-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California. ESPN will televise.

Following a recent training session, this is what Janibek had to say:

“Demetrius Andrade gave up his title to avoid fighting me. He ran eight pounds up the scale. He is the ultimate duck. Jaime Munguia turned down a shot at the title to fight weaker opposition. They are the two ducks, but I am the champion now.

“The middleweight division runs through me now. I am here to stay. While the other champions continue not to fight, I will challenge the best and knock out everyone in my path.

“I called out the division’s other champions, and they didn’t answer. Butler answered the call. I am fighting Saturday to prove a point. I will knock out Butler in devastating fashion.”

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  • Middleweight may have a claim as being THE worst division in the sport right now. They have a handful of big names who never seem to get even remotely close to actually fighting one another. GGG fought Canelo and Murata, but with him out of the picture, it doesn’t seem likely that the rest of them have any interest in one another at all.

  • I STILL can’t believe that not only is Charlo STILL a champ after not defending for almost 2 years but “Boo Boo” nor Mungia have never fought top opposition their entire careers !!

  • I just don’t see what is so special about the “Qazaq Style”, must be missing something

    • Watch him this Saturday night, you might change your mind!

    • He can definitely scrap. The jury is still out if he can hang with the big boys, but ducking him must mean something.

    • Hes the biggest deal in the middleweight because hes about the only one that wants to fight. Cant blame him for that

  • Q style is the number one middleweight on Earth until proven otherwise. Everything he said in this article is 100% accurate. Nobody wants to fight this guy.

    • Exactly! Even the most “Ducked” Andrade ducked and ran up a division. He must be a beast. Charlo wont even look his way. Maybe the next undisputed. Maybe

  • Andrade wimped out, gave up title versus defending it against Janibek.

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