We hope for victory: a coach of Murat Gassiev about the upcoming fight

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 17:49

Gassiev has a serious opponent, but our sportsman is in good shape, the Russian boxer's coach Vitaly Slanov commented to the "Res" agency about the upcoming fight.

Murat Gassiev will enter the ring against the WBO European heavyweight champion Michael Wallisch - this is another step towards the return of the Russian champion to the top.

On July 21, before the fight for the WBA Asia title, Murat Gassiev and his opponent Michael Wallisch were weighed. As a result of the procedure, Gassiev "outweighed" Wallisha - the Russian weighs 106.5 kilograms, Wallisch - 102.6 kilograms.

Murat Gassiev and Michael Wallisch will meet in the ring on July 22, International Boxing Day. A live broadcast of the battle will be shown by REN TV, the broadcast will begin at 23:00.

“Murat has a serious opponent, but we hope to win. We were preparing for the fight thoroughly. The final stage of training took place at the base in Kislovodsk, Gassiev is now in good shape. After the injury, he recovered, on the whole they did a good job,” Slanov said.

Boxers will fight for the WBA ASIA heavyweight title.

Murat Gassiev is a former IBF World Champion (2016-2018), WBA (2018) in the first heavyweight division. Within the framework of this tournament, another pupil of Vitaly Slanov, David Dzukaev, will perform.

As noted by Slanov, Dzukaev will box in the light heavyweight division. His fourth fight, according to the coach, he will perform with a Ukrainian. Slanov called Dzukaev a promising athlete and noted that he hoped for his victory.

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