Ukrainian underdog Karen Chukhadzhyan (21-1, 11 KOs) in a few hours in Washington (USA) will enter the main fight of his career – against American favorite knockout Jaron Ennis (29-0, 27 KOs). The vacant IBF interim welterweight (66.7kg) world title will be at stake, but there’s a lot more for the underdog. There is a chance to “light up” at the world level, which is difficult to do without an influential promoter behind your back.
Karen said in Ukrainian at a press conference that they “were very well trained, traveled to many countries, had a lot of good sparring” (as it was in practice, read vRINGe preview).
YSM Sports Media Chukhadzhyan answered already in English; replied that he agreed to fight Ennis, which many avoid, as “this is a big challenge and a chance to make yourself known at the world level.”
“If I didn’t believe in myself, I wouldn’t come here. I don’t know if I can knock him out, but I will do everything to win. If there is an opportunity to do so [нокаутировать нокаутёра] – I will do it. We found something, and on Saturday I will show that, – Karen answered the question if he sees any weak points in the opponent’s boxing. “Ennis is a very good counterpuncher with very, very, very long arms, but I think we can handle it.”
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“I think we have everything to win. Jaron is a very tough opponent, but we’re not just off the street either. This is my chance to show myself to the American public, because everyone knows that real boxing is in the United States. Therefore, I will do my best to please American and world fans, ”said the resident of Kiev.
Check out the nuclear duel between Chukhadzhian and Ennis.
By the way, despite his reputation as a knockout, Jaron also does not know if he will be able to knock out Chukhadzhyan. Yesterday, he named his goal in boxing – he has no audacity.
Ennis – Chukhadzhyan. You won’t be ashamed — preview of this fight by vRINGe