Even after a long pause, the former IBF (2016-2018), WBA (2018) heavyweight champion Murat Gassiev is able to defeat the German Michael Wallisch. This opinion on Tuesday, July 13, was expressed by the Russian boxer Eduard Troyanovsky in a conversation with REN TV channel.
“I have known Murat Gassiev for a long time. This is a good hardworking guy who achieves everything with his work. Most likely, he will win. He had a long pause. This is not very good for a boxer, but I believe that he will win. He probably missed the fights and will show a good fight, ”the athlete said.
Troyanovsky expressed confidence that long pauses negatively affect the boxer’s skill. According to his estimates, in order to “feel in the ring”, you need to hold two or three fights a year.
“When such pauses occur, you, in our opinion, become callous, you don’t feel like that in the ring, you don’t feel that distance, maybe not with such confidence. The practice should be regular, ”added Troyanovsky.
The Olympic champion of 2004, the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Artur Taymazov agreed with him. Assessing the chances of Gassiev, he noted that regular fights are necessary to maintain shape.
“The form“ rolls on ”only at competitions, in training you can feel great, but most importantly, the competitive experience, courage, the atmosphere created by the fans. All this forces the athlete to fully mobilize, to give the form in which he is today, “Taymazov emphasized.
The Olympic champion expressed confidence that Gassiev has great potential and in the future could enter the ring with the best boxers in the world.
In turn, commenting on the upcoming fight, Russian boxer Artur Beterbiev said that Gassiev was training hard before meeting with the enemy. At the same time, according to the former heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr., the Russian athlete is the favorite of the upcoming fight. The undefeated Russian boxer Alexander Besputin does not doubt that Gassiev has a chance to win.
On the eve it became known that Gassiev arrived in Moscow, where on July 22 he will enter the boxing ring against the German Wallisch. Athletes will fight for the title of WBA Asia champion. The duel, which will take place at the Dynamo volleyball arena, will be shown live on the REN TV channel.