The unified WBC / IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev shared his thoughts on the debut fight of Murat Gassiev in the heavyweight division, in which he knocked out Albanian veteran Nuri Seferi in the first round.
“Of course, the fight was short. Any boxer will say that after a long gap he needed to breathe, box several rounds. But the opponent missed or he hit him, that is, Gassiev did not get such an opportunity in this fight. Murat did everything carefully, however he was preparing for a more serious opponent, and it was not his fault that he changed opponents three times within one or two weeks.
The main thing is that he returned. I think it will be psychologically easier to move on. He came out the same as before, but heavier. It can be seen that he has a neck like Mike Tyson.
It seems to me that Gassiev will feel much more comfortable in the heavyweight division than in the first heavyweight division, because here he can gain, become more powerful. He is a contact, aggressive boxer. This boxing needs power. I don’t know how much he drove. I think he will be better in heavyweight “, – said Artur Beterbiev in an interview with Box TV.