Originally Posted by J Griz 757
Kim's off that card now?
Kim' original opponent was Ali Rahimov, a VERY good boxer who had the misfortune of having his coming-out party on the same undercard (of Provodnikov vs. Corley) that produced a major tragedy in the sport recently, with the death of Roman Simakov at the hands of Sergey Kovalev - which rightfully overshadowed everything else that happened in Russia that day. His highly impressive and dominant performance against unbeaten Thai banger Saddam Kietyongyuth earned him a trip to the United States to very probably school the shit out of Ji Hoon Kim and grow himself an American/international fanbase.
Then for some ****ed up reason (visas, I think) he was yanked from the card and now Kim is in with Yakubu Amidu.
...and NOW, the main event of Provodnikov vs. Diaz (which wasn't half as enticing as Rahimov vs. Kim, but still worth checking out) is apparently scuttled with Ruslan also facing a replacement.
This card went from tantalizing to ****ing pathetic in just a few weeks.