Russian boxers Dmitry “Kuvalda” Kudryashov and Yevgeny Romanov held a battle of views at a press conference ahead of the new weight bout to be held at the Gazfight tournament in May. This was announced on April 20 by the TV channel REN TV…
As noted in “Sport-Express“, Kudryashov also shared his expectations from the upcoming fight. According to the athlete, he will try to finish the fight ahead of schedule.
“This is the pinnacle of boxing matches, so we will try to finish it ahead of schedule,” Kudryashov was quoted in the publication.
The Gazfight tournament is scheduled for May 21 this year. It will take place at the Khimki Basketball Center. It is expected that the duel between Kudryashov and Romanov will become the main event of the tournament. They will have to fight in a new weight category – bridgeweight, which involves the participation of athletes up to 101.6 kg.
Both boxers are 35 years old. Prior to that, Kudryashov performed in the weight category up to 90.71 kg (first heavy weight), and Romanov – in over 90.71 kg (heavyweight).
The World Boxing Council (WBC) approved the new weight class last fall. She was named after the six-year-old boy Bridger Walker, who saved his sister from a dog attack. The doctors had to put 90 stitches on the child’s torn cheek.
The first bout in Russia in a new weight category will take place at the Gazfight tournament. The event will be organized by rapper Basta’s promotion company.
On the same day, Kudryashov spoke about the upcoming fight with Romanov. According to the athlete, after a long break, Kudryashov finally received an offer, which he immediately accepted – it was a qualifying fight for the title of champion. The boxer said that in preparation for the fight, he had to “squeeze in nutrition.”
The day before, on April 20, Russian rapper Basta (Vasily Vakulenko) told why he decided to organize a boxing match between Kudryashov and Romanov. According to Vakulenko, he has been personally involved in boxing for 3 years, so he had an idea how to bring this sport to a new level: to make it more interesting and popular. In this connection, he decided to organize this tournament, which will be different from the others: in between battles, Basta himself, comedian Nurlan Saburov, musicians of T-Fest and MATRANG, as well as other artists will perform.
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