You’d be forgiven for thinking that amateur heavyweight Mahamadrasul Majidov has all the pedigree in the world to succeed.

He is six foot three and has defeated Anthony Joshua, Tony Yoko, Ivan Dychko, Erislandi Savona and many others.

The star of self-activity

A three-time world champion among amateurs, he turned professional at the end of the game at the age of 32. The Dagestani was quickly captured by Eddie Hearn.

However, the warning sounds sounded almost immediately.

In a debut that almost turned into a nightmare, Majidow was dismissed by Ed Fontan. He recovered to record a stoppage in the fourth round.

Majidov’s next match against Tom Little went much more smoothly and was a routine victory for the Baku boxer in the second session.

After signing a professional contract, Majidov was eager to impress. At the same time, Hearn was excited to get a new perspective with a backstory to promote in the future.

“I want to thank my BoxingStar management and the promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing USA for this opportunity,” Majidow said after signing Hearn’s contract.

“I would like to let everyone know that my age is not deceiving you. I will bring entertainment with my style,” he added.

Hearn stated: “Mahammadrasul is a fantastic addition to the professional game. The heavyweight scene is now as vibrant as ever.

“If Mohamedrasul can turn his amateur success into paid titles, he could be a force. I’m sure he’ll want to move quickly, but we’ll get his career right.

“We’ll be looking to get him ready for the big fights.”

Anthony Joshua

One of those “huge fights” that Hearn talked about would be against Joshua. This would give two-time world champion AJ an opportunity to avenge one of his losses.

Earlier, Joshua was beaten by the slimmest of margins against Majidov. In 2011, he was eliminated by one point in the finals of the World Amateur Heavyweight Championship.

Adding two more gold medals in 2013 and 2017, Majidov can boast of being one of the last most successful amateur heavyweights.

Joshua had the last laugh in a vest, winning gold in London 2012. But the reverse will still annoy the Englishman.

Bringing Kearn Majidov into his stable will only increase the need for revenge. However, after the third victory, things went wrong.


Majidov fought Andrey Fedosov in April 2021 and was stopped in 84 seconds. He has not wrestled professionally since.

That appears to be all she’s written in her pay-per-view career due to a nasty ankle injury sustained from a knockdown.

Once the ink was dry on the Matchroom deal, Majidov’s fate was sealed in three fights. Any thought of meeting Joshua went out the window.

Majidov should have been in the top 15 by now. But after only four fights, the amateur star’s boxing career ended.

Hopefully he can fully recover from his illness and layoff to return in the future.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of Phil Jay.

WBN editor Phil Jay has over a decade of experience in boxing news. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram and Twitter @world boxing news.

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