Kamshybek Kunkabayev wins first professional title - MTK Fight Night results and reaction

The rising Kazakhstan star won the first title of his professional career he defeated Server Emurlaev to claim the vacant WBO Asia Pacific cruiserweight title.

Kamshybek Kunkabayev was competing on a huge #MTKFightNight taking place at the Tynyshpayev Academy of Transport and Communications in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.

In just his third professional fight, Kunkabayev (3-0, 3 KOs) was in control throughout, forcing Emurlaev (23-2, 8 KOs) to retire at the end of the sixth round.

It is the latest big win for Kunkabayev, with his three opponents in his professional career so far having a combined record of 50-8, showing how quickly he wants to progress in the paid ranks.

Elsewhere on the card, Nurtas Azhbenov (11-0, 4 KOs) also won the first title of his career, beating Evgeny Smirnov (13-2-3, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC Asian Continental lightweight title.

Talghat Shayken (4-0, 2 KOs) picked up a very impressive win, defeating Evgeny Pavko (18-4-1, 13 KOs) on points after eight rounds, while there was a huge fifth round knockout win for Abay Tolesh (7-1, 5 KOs) against Vasily Shytk (2-3, 2 KOs).

Here's the full list of results from an action-packed event in Kazakhstan.


Vacant WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight Title


Vacant WBC Asian Continental Lightweight Title

NURTAS AZHBENOV def. EVGENY SMIRNOV via unanimous decision after 10 rounds (100-90, 99-91, 96-94)

TALGAT SHAYKEN def. EVGENY PAVKO via unanimous decision after 8 rounds (80-72, 80-72, 79-73)

ABAY TOLESH def. VASILY SHTYK via TKO after 1:56 of round 5

BAGDAT UAYDAYEV def. SAGYNDEK MOLDASHEV via unanimous decision after 6 rounds (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)

TORGYNBEK AMIROV def. AIDYN SIKHYMBAYEV via majority decision after 8 rounds (78-74, 79-73, 76-76)

NURZHAN MAKASHBAYEV def. NURBOL SULTANBAY via unanimous decision after 6 rounds (58-56, 59-55, 58-56)

RAKHAT SEITZHAN def. ZHANAT ZHAKSYLYK via TKO after 2:06 of round 3

NURDOS TOLEBAY def. ZHANDOS YEREZHEPOV via TKO after 2:54 of round 3

AIDOS MEDET def, BEKBOSSYN YERKINULY via unanimous decision after 6 rounds (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)

def. AIYM ZHUMABAY via majority decision after 6 rounds (60-54, 58-56, 57-57)