Max Boxing News – Hot prospect Daniel Kuchmenov fights Thursday

“I like what I see, he’s a young fighter to watch” – Manager Steven Feder

Spring, soon to be summer, temperatures aren’t the only ones to warm up in Montebello, California in May.

Well-respected manager Steven Feder, a longtime fighting fixture on the world championship scene, is fired up for the first bell on May 12 at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, Calif.

Feder, who works mostly at the famed Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood (Feder and legend Freddie Roach are longtime and very close friends), knows how to spot talent after working with numerous champions and contenders throughout his career.

One fighter fans should indeed watch is undefeated prospect Dariial Kuchmenov (3-0, 2 KOs).

Thursday night’s USA UFC Fight passcard will also feature a host of other undefeated California-based fighters looking to impress that night. In short, there’s plenty of Golden State talent looking to make their mark in Montebello on Thursday.

Kuchmenov swapped the cold climes of Nalchik, Russia for sunny California to settle for his professional boxing career. Turning pro last year, he was 3-for-3 and is looking to make it a perfect 4-for-4. He is also developing a following at Montebello as this will be his 3rd consecutive appearance in Gateway City. The 5’10” boxer/puncher showed great patience, good timing and a calm and measured attack for a boxer with only 3 pro fights.

MaxBoxing caught up with Feder to get his thoughts on Kuchmenov making great strides as a pro.

“It’s a great card, and I’m thrilled to see Dariial back in the ring,” Feder said. “He looks great in the gym, he can’t wait to get back in the ring and I expect another big win for him,” said Feder, a New York native who has guided the career of lightweight Ray Beltran. towards a WBO world title victory in 2018. .

Feder sees a solid future for Kuchmenov, who has shown great mastery of distance and timing in the ring by setting up his powerful right hand in previous fights.

“Dariial is getting a great job in the Wild Card, working with some of the best fighters in the game and great training,” Feder said. “He’s only 19, he’s young and will only get better,” he said. “I like what I see, he’s a young fighter to watch.”