The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, did not disregard another victory of the Russian Artur Beterbiev, who successfully defended the titles of the light heavyweight boxing world champion in the confrontation with Briton Anthony Yard.
“Dear BROTHER, Artur Beterbiev, once again secured the title of an unsurpassed fighter, the best in his field!”, the leader of Chechnya wrote on a social network. “One of the most discussed fights of recent times took place – Beterbiev vs. Yard. To say that it was an amazing and spectacular fight is an understatement. From the first seconds, tension was felt between the rivals, however, as expected, our athlete was head and shoulders above his opponent.
“Sport is unpredictable, but in the case of Beterbiev, the outcome of the fight is easy to predict. Our athlete finished all his fights ahead of schedule, and this fight was no exception. His career is rapidly going up, leaving far behind those who once called themselves invincible fighters.
“I wholeheartedly congratulate dear BROTHER on a confident victory! Years of hard training, dedication to his work and an indomitable desire to be ahead of all his opponents made him a real boxer, the idol of millions of novice athletes. I sincerely wish him to conquer even greater heights and achieve all his goals! I’m sure he has a lot of them.”
The championship fight, at stake which was the WBC, IBF and WBO titles belonging to the Russian, ended in the eighth round after the Briton was knocked down, and his corner refused to continue the fight.