Hard-hitting Azerbaijani prospect Elkhan Aliyev won’t be making the trip to France to face unbeaten Dutchman Jos van Belzen.
Aliyev, the KOK 58 London lightweight tournament winner, was scheduled to face fellow up-and-comer van Belzen in a four-man tournament at the Tiger’s Fight gala taking place this Saturday in Dijon, France.
It would have been one of the great matches of the weekend. van Belzen is unbeaten in eight fights, and gone 2-0 with the GLORY promotion. Aliyev has only one professional loss, and won 3 fights by first-round KO at King of Kings events in England.
A source close to Team Aliyev informed Kickboxing Z the youngster suffered a rib injury and has been “invisible”, unable to participate in training sessions.
Tiger’s Fight has not announced a replacement opponent for van Belzen yet.