“The Blue Machine” is back! This Friday, November 27, former unified 140-pound world champion Julius Indongo of Namibia returns to the ring versus Daniyar Yeleussinov in 10-round welterweight action at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
The bout, which will be aired live on DAZN, is Indongo’s first in 15 months, when he stopped the overmatched Carltavius Jones Johnson in the second round in August 2019.
On the line is the vacant IBF Intercontinental welterweight title which would bring Indongo closer to an other world title should he win. The pride of Namibia has been on the comeback trail since suffering back-to-back early KO defeats to Terence Crawford and Regis Prograis in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
“Everything has been good in Alabama, I feel good. My conditioning has improved since moving to America and feel fresh and young. This is easy work on Friday night,” Indongo declared.
Nevertheless, Indongo (23-2, 12 KOs) is an underdog versus the 29-year-old Yeleussinov (9-0, 5 KOs), a 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Kazakhstan. This may be the last chance for the 37-year-old Indongo. According to the Namibian, he has plenty left in the tank.
“I feel great inside myself. My body doesn’t want to go to 140lbs anymore, so I realized I had to go to 147lbs, I feel that being there is going to work. I don’t predict fights, but I can tell you that actions speak louder than words.”