As BRAVE CF 37, the Bahrain-based organisation’s debut in Sweden, came to an end last Saturday, a question emerged regarding the future of the two youngsters who stole the show: Ireland’s Glenn McVeigh and Muhammad Mokaev.
The winner of the bantamweight bout, Mokaev, a two-time IMMAF amateur World Champion and the number one pound-for-pound amateur athlete in the world, is already set to make his comeback inside the BRAVE Combat Federation Arena, according to a recent statement by BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid.
The identity of Mokaev’s opponent was not revealed by Shahid, which leaves the question: who he’s fighting at BRAVE CF’s debut show in Poland, on September 5?
In addition, another doubt surrounds Mokaev’s future. Because, although ‘The Punisher’ has been consistently competing as a bantamweight throughout his amateur career as well as in his pro debut, he has hinted in the past that a move to the flyweight division was not off the table.
Does that mean BRAVE CF 125 and 135 divisions are about to welcome a double-threat? We’ll have to wait for Mokaev’s next fights in order to say so.
Speaking of Glenn McVeigh, the Irishman left a good impression in his first bout. By taking the fight with only a couple of days notice he managed to survive a dominant performance by Mokaev and took the fight to the judge’s scorecards.
Of course, a loss was never the desired outcome but, given the circumstances, McVeigh is still a very promising prospect on whom BRAVE CF as well as fans and specialists should keep their eyes.