On April 22, Russian boxer Denis Lebedev spoke in an interview with REN TV about the significance of the fight between Dmitry “Kuvalda” Kudryashov and Evgeny Romanov at the rapper Basta’s tournament.
“It will be a very interesting fight. Both will try to win. Here, the fight on the bent ones will not work, both will give all their strength, “Lebedev said.
The boxer commented on the fighting tactics of each athlete. In particular, he considers Romanov “more tactful and intelligent.” At the same time, for Kudryashov his nickname speaks for itself – “Sledgehammer”. Lebedev is sure that the weight cut has greatly influenced Kudryashov and the new category will suit him.
“In my opinion, Kudryashov will still win this battle, although Zhenya will fight back. You see, what a thing, if the battle drags on, Romanov will win. But I think that Kudryashov will find a moment and still get in, it will be unpleasant, but this is our job, “the boxer suggested.
Lebedev also wished the boxers good luck and said that he would root for each of them.
“In this fight I will worry about both boxers, I will root for beautiful boxing. Of course, Dima Kudryashov is closer to me, I will be glad if he fights for the full WBC title. If Zhenya wins, then I will also be very happy, with pleasure I will shake his hand, ”he added.
The fight will take place on May 21 at the Khimki basketball center in the new Bridgerweight weight category. The fight will be organized by the rapper Basta’s promotion company GAZFIGHT together with MKB.
On April 21, Valuev shared his expectations from the fight between Kudryashov and Romanov. He called the upcoming fight interesting, but did not name his favorite. He wished both athletes good luck.