Gassiev: not pressuring me or anything, that the Tendril is a favorite

Гассиев: На меня не давит, что Усик является фаворитом

Murat Gassiev knows what awaits him the strongest opponent of his career.

Russian world champion under versions WBA/IBF Cruiserweight Murat Gassiev realizes that his next opponent is Ukrainian Alexander Usik is the strongest of his opponents, but it does not bother Gassieva.

“And my coach, and I understand that with each new battle opponents I’ve only got stronger. If you don’t consider the tournament, the Mustache and so was considered the leader of the rating in our weight, and the finals of the tournament once again proved the validity of what he stands at the head of this ranking. So I’m sure that right now I have the strongest opponent of my career.

That Mustache is a favorite, I can not pressure. I understand why he is the favorite, know his achievements, but, at the same time, he is my regular opponent, and to me primary just this fact. I go out to battle against an opponent instead of against the favourite.

Maybe it’s not a very normal situation, but no jitters before the favorites I do not feel. Lebedev was also considered the favourite in our battle against Dorticos me, too many chances were not given,” said Gassiev in an interview with R-sport.

Recall that the fight Cirrus – Gassiev will take place on 21 July in Moscow. At stake will stand the title of absolute champion in heavy weight and the Cup of Muhammad Ali. On our website will be available online a text stream. With the betting odds on this fight can be found here.

See also how the Tendril is preparing for battle with Gassieva together with Alexander Carnations.

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