Salita Fighter Ergashev Signs On With Taffet



Salita Fighter Ergashev Signs On With Taffet

Mark Taffet Media Joins Management Team Of Undefeated Sensation Shohjahon Ergashev

New York, New York (November 29, 2018) – Former HBOPPV head Mark Taffet announced today that his company Mark Taffet Media has signed a multi year agreement with manager Oleg Bogdanov to guide the career of undefeated junior welterweight phenom Shohjahon Ergashev in the United States.

“Shohjahon Ergashev is one of the most exciting and biggest punching fighters in the world today.  He has all the tools in and out of the ring to become a star and fan favorite,” said Taffet. “I look forward to working with his manager Oleg Bogdanov and his promoter Dmitriy Salita to help Shohjahon realize his world championship dreams on boxing’s best platforms.”

Ergashev, a native of Uzbekistan who is 14-0 with a devastating 13 KO’s, is the current WBA International junior welterweight champion.  He is ranked as the #7 junior welterweight in the world by the WBA and #14 by the IBF.  His victories include a stunning knockout of then undefeated Sonny Fredrickson on a Shobox card in early 2018.  Ergashev’s next bout will be December 15 in Russia, and he is expected to fight again in the US in early 2019.

Added Taffet, “Boxing fans will see a lot more of Shohjahon Ergashev in 2019.  They will love his aggressive boxing style, his personality, and his 100% commitment to training and preparation. I can’t wait to get to work with Shoh and his team.”

Taffet, who manages reigning WBC/WBA/IBF Middleweight World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Claressa Shields and has served as management consultant to Golden Boy Promotions, Roc Nation/Main Events and Salita Promotions, had a leadership role in many of the biggest boxing events in history featuring superstars Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Tito Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr., Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Andre Ward during his 25 year career at HBO.

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