The current AMC Fight Nights middleweight champion, Vladimir Mineev, is in the CBO zone, as Kamil Gadzhiev, president of the Russian league, said in an interview with reporters.
“A week ago, he called me from Donetsk, said that he would be in Moscow next week, and would definitely tell the details about the service,” said the head of the organization, answering questions from media representatives before the AMC Fight Nights 117 tournament. “I asked him a question , ‘Vova, tell me, hypothetically, can you plan a fight?’, And he replied, ‘I think that in February and March you can’t count on me at all, in connection with military operations, and then we’ll talk'”
Last September, 32-year-old Vladimir Mineev became one of 300,000 Russian citizens who fell under the partial mobilization announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Later, Mineev was released from the draft, however, he signed a contract and became a volunteer, announcing that he was putting his career on pause.
Before being sent to the CBO zone, the AMC Fight Nights champion managed to fight according to the rules of kickboxing against Fernando Rodriguez, finishing the Brazilian heavyweight by technical knockout in the third round.