Former world champion in the first heavyweight division Murat Gassiev responded to his rival Kevin Johnson, who recently turned to the Russian with advice to “buy drugs” because he “will kick his ass.”
Note that Gassiev decided to be more restrained, only saying that he would try to tell Johnson everything necessary in the ring.
“What can I say? Kevin Johnson is a good opponent, experienced. I respect him, like all my rivals. I invite him to Russia and North Ossetia, I will meet him well and introduce him to my friends. I never say anything before a fight. Everything what I need, I speak in the ring. And I will also try to answer his appeal in the ring. Now I have nothing to say, because I am preparing, “Gassiev said during an online press conference organized by the Russian Boxing Federation.
Recall that the fight between Gassiev and Johnson will take place on October 31 in Sochi, and the WBA International heavyweight title will be at stake.