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Ring City USA is the name of the boxing series that is being televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network and their last card of 2020 features a pair of undefeated prospects looking to take the next step into becoming household names and World Champions. 

The fight will take place outdoors in Los Angeles, California in the parking lot of the famed Wild Card Boxing Club. In one corner stands Charles “Bad News” Conwell, the 2016 USA Olympian from Cleveland, Ohio that boasts a perfect 13-0 record with 10 knockouts. In the opposite corner, Madiyar Ashkeyev, from Kazakhstan, who also boasts a perfect record of 14-0 with 7 knockouts.

This will be Conwell’s third fight of 2020 and Ashkeyev is fighting for the first time in over 13 months. While that should benefit Conwell, the fact that Ashkeyev trains in Oxnard, California with the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko, Oleksandr Usyk, and Sergey Kovalev will no doubt have him fully prepared, despite the long layoff.

Conwell’s last fight was also against a fellow undefeated prospect as well as on a national stage, the main event of a Shobox card televised by Showtime. Conwell passed that with flying colors, scoring a ninth round knockout over Wendy Toussaint. While this is Conwell’s first pro fight in California, his storied amateur background has taken him across the globe.

Ashkeyev’s last fight ended via a stoppage after five rounds over late substitute Rodolfo Martinez in November, 2019.

He did fight four times in 2019 and while the combined record of his last five opponents had a winning percentage of 61%, two entered with more losses than wins in their career. For comparison’s sake, the combined record of Conwell’s last fight opponents had a winning percentage of 71% with none having a losing record.  

This marks the seventh time as a pro that Ashkeyev will fight in California.

Conwell is already ranked in the Top 10 in the IBF rankings, coming in at #8, while also being ranked #17 by the WBC, Ashkeyev is ranked #38 by the WBC.

This should be the toughest test in the pro ranks for each fighter with the winner looking to continue to make a statement into 2021!