Mixed martial arts fighter Jeff Monson supported power sports representative Mikhail Koklyaev and mixed martial arts fighter Maxim Novoselov before the Kings of the Ring boxing tournament.
“Max, Misha. I love the way you fight guys. Good fights to you. Take care of yourself and do your best. I support both of you guys, ”Monson said in a video message posted to Instagram on February 6.
At the moment, the Russian weightlifting champion Mikhail Koklyaev is preparing for a fight with blogger and MMA fighter Artem Tarasov. It will take place as part of a tournament in which both professional boxers and athletes from other disciplines and popular bloggers take part.
On January 29, Koklyaev and Tarasov exchanged verbal blows before the upcoming fight. The blogger told his rival that he would “fly over the cuckoo’s nest.” Strongman, in turn, urged the fighter “not to say hop until he jumps over.”
Maxim Novoselov will meet Denis Vildanov, winner of the title of “Russia’s biggest biceps” at the tournament. According to the athlete, a meeting with his opponent will not be something supernatural for him. The sambo wrestler emphasized that his opponent is just a “huge guy” who wants to try his hand.
In addition, Novoselov expressed confidence in his own success, since he met with this type of rivals more than once, but they did not manage to win.
In turn, Vildanov said that before the fight with Novoselov, he threw off 32 kg. The athlete is sure that his experience in American football will help him to defeat the opponent: the game helped him to become persistent and enduring, which can play a decisive role in the ring.
The tournament will take place on February 20 at the Vegas City Hall in Moscow.