Famous American promoter Bob Arum shared his expectations from the battle between his team, the Ukrainian world champion in light heavyweight WBC version of Alexander Stud (17-0, 14 KO’s) and Russian champion under version IBF Arthur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KO’s).
Bob Arum hopes that Alexander Carnations and Artur Beterbiev will give the audience a fiery battle.
They are both in favor of Top Rank. Two great warrior. Russian against Ukrainian, Lord, – it will be war. Don’t ask me who will win in this battle. I absolutely have no idea. All I know is that it will be fight of the year
Fight Carnations – Beterbiev is scheduled for October 18 and will be held in Philadelphia at the arena Liacouras Center.
Carnations won the WBC belt on December 1 last year, when in Quebec city (Canada) knocked out veteran Adonis Stevenson. On the night of March 31, Alexander Gvozdik in Philadelphia held its first title defense. The Ukrainians confidently defeated the Frenchman Doudou Ngumbu.
Beterbiev won the IBF title on November 11, 2017. He met with the German Enrico Kölling in the battle for the vacant title of world champion light heavyweight champion under version IBF. The Russian won by knockout in the 12th round.
After that, the Russians had two defenses of his belt. In October 2018, he knocked out the Briton Callum Johnson, and in may 2019 TKO defeated Radivoje Kaleidico.
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