According to promoter Kamil Estefan, the main goal of Arslanbek Makhmudov (10-0-0 10 KOs) today is Anthony Joshua, whose victory will make the Russian the most formidable contender for the world’s best heavyweights.
It is significant that, speaking in amateur boxing, Makhmudov knocked out Mihai Nistor, the only one who, in turn, managed to knock out Anthony Joshua. And this Saturday the 31-year-old will face Dillon Pocket (14-5 13 KOs) in Quebec to extend his streak of 10 straight knockouts.
Recall that Makhmudov spent his last fight in December last year, defeating former WBC champion Samuel Peter in the first round, and the fighter’s team believes that now he has every chance of being in the first division.
Makhmudov’s promoter said:
“Today there are several promising fighters: Dubois, Khrgovich, Ajagba, but I think Arslanbek is the best of them. And if you put him against Joshua or Fury, it will be very difficult for them.”
Makhmudov aimed at Joshua, who, in his opinion, will be able to defend the title in December in a duel with Kubrat Pulev. Estefan assured that his fighter would be happy to fight in Britain:
“You will see him wherever there is a belt to pick up. We will be happy to fight in England.”