Wednesday Night Fights returns tonight with its monthly instalment of boxing from Plant City, Florida live on ProBox TV. One fight that has caught the imagination is the international undefeated clash between Mongolia’s Tsendbaatar Erdenebat and India’s Mandeep Jangra in the super featherweight division.
Erdenebat (6-0, 3 KOs) is highly touted after an illustrious amateur career that saw him medal at the Asian Games, Asian Championships, World Championships and also competed at the 2016 Olympic Games.
In more peculiar news, Erdenebat has been accused of being a spy for Gervonta Davis while sparring Ryan Garcia in preparation for their recent duel. It culminated in Erdenebat being labelled and slandered as the “Mongolian mole” by team Garcia.
Erdenebat’s promoter Lou DiBella recently gave his thoughts on the whole situation.
“He’s falsely and unfairly known by some as the Mongolian mole.” DiBella said of his fighter. “Tsendbaatar was a sparring partner for Garcia. He also goes by the name Genghis Khan. He’s an Olympian for his country, one of the greatest fighters to ever come out of Mongolia, he’s a very offensively minded kind of guy. And he apparently injured Ryan Garcia in the lead up to the Davis fight. There was a little video he made after the whole thing saying sorry to Ryan after injuring him, but he wasn’t a mole in the camp, he doesn’t even speak English. He did spar with Ryan though and landed a good body shot.
“He’s going to be fighting on June 14 on ProBox TV. The kid is very hot right now, that whole story with Ryan put a big spotlight on him. He’s a very fun fighter to watch, very offensively minded, throws a lot of body shots, he probably looks for the knockout a bit too much. He’s young and still a work in progress. He is not afraid about stepping up and not too fussed about his opponents, he will fight anybody. I’m really looking forward to him developing and watching him on ProBox TV. The kid is a lot of fun and has a lot of personality even though he speaks very little English. He’s very charismatic, he has a lot of pizzazz. I’ve got him a couple of fights before and he really stole the show.“