The coach of the unified world light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) Mark Ramsay said at the last final press conference that they have no task at all costs to maintain the perfect percentage of early wins in the upcoming fight against British challenger Anthony Yard (23-2, 22 KOs), which will be held on January 28 in London (England).
According to the mentor, Beterbiev is ready for the first time to go the entire 12-round distance, if necessary.
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“We’ve known about Anthony Yard for a long time,” Ramsay said. – I follow all the light heavyweights, from their very start until they reach the level of my ward. I know that he is a good, perfect fighter. Fast, powerful, able to box and counterattack. But we prepared for all this in the training camp. We had a very productive preparation and we achieved all our goals. No injuries, no excuses, nothing. We’re just ready to perform and give the fans what they want to see.”
“I know that everyone is talking about Beterbiev’s perfect record with a 100% stoppage rate, but that’s not what we focus on as a team,” the coach emphasized. – We are working with Artur to prepare for the fight as much as possible. And power is power. It hasn’t gone away, but that’s not our main goal.”
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