Many can only dream of fighting at Madison Square Garden but at 20 years old, Nikita “White Chocolate” Ababiy will be boxing at this world-known arena for the second time on Saturday, October 5.
MSG’s Fight Night headlined by Golovkin v. Derevyanchenko where Nikita (6-0, 5KOs) will be stepping into the ring versus Isiah Seldon (13-2-1, 4KOs) is looking to be a fun night for boxing fans. Nikita keeps it sweet and simple as he tells the fans who will be present that night to “expect fireworks in the ring” during his match against Seldon.
Putting his punching power on full display, Nikita has left none of his boxing matches up for grabs. Undefeated, with six wins and four by way of knock-out in the first and second rounds, his fist is nothing to take lightly.
Like most boxers who discover the sweet science at an early age, he first entered a boxing gym at 10 years old thanks to his father looking for a more positive outlet for his energy. After too many Elementary School fights and always getting himself into trouble, Nikita agrees that letting all the punches out in the ring was his best bet. “Boxing is everything to me”, explains Nikita. Admitting that he doesn’t know what he would be doing if it wasn’t for boxing.
The nickname “White Chocolate” which is how many boxing fans refer to Nikita came from a random member in the audience watching him fight at 10 years old. All Nikita remembers is being 10 years old and during one of his sparring sessions somebody yelling, “yo, this white kid got style! Call him white chocolate”. The rest is history and the name stuck.
When asked about a random fact about himself that many people don’t know Nikita laughed and said that although he knows it’s weird, sandwiches taste better to him while he is walking.
Back to the art of boxing, Nikita talks about Roy Jones Jr. being his favorite boxer of all times. “He’s just a different fighter. Everything about him is not from the book. Every time he fights, it’s like he writes his own book of boxing”, he says.
Looking forward to all Nikita “White Chocolate” will continue to bring to the world of boxing as he gets ready to enter the ring in search of his seventh win on Saturday, October 5.