The 91-year-old head of the Top Rank promotional company, Bob Arum, who has seen the world for decades in the boxing business, considers his Chechen ward, the reigning world light heavyweight champion (up to 79.4 kg) Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs), one of the best boxers of our time, whose talent goes beyond the scope of adequate perception.
Not otherwise, magic is involved in the case, the aksakal of the promotional business believes.
“I think Beterbiev is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters, the coolest knockout of our time, who stopped everyone who went against him in the ring. Not only because he doesn’t box very well – he’s just the right boxer – but also because he has magic that can’t be taught. It is instinctive and consists in hitting and knocking out the opponent,” Arum said.
Bob made this heartfelt speech in London, where Beterbiev will defend his WBC / IBF / WBO world titles against the mandatory challenger from Britain, Anthony Yarde.
The other day Beterbiev was asked about his readiness to fight Usyk. Knockout response.