“The fight against the Bolotniks was easy. Imam Khataev came out and hit the bag like in training” – coach

The fight with the Latvian Richards Bolotniks turned out to be Imam Khataev very light, the Russian boxer’s trainer Anton Kadushin told .

Khataev, a bronze medalist at the 2023 World Championship and 2020 Olympics, beat Bolotniks on Sunday in Australia by sixth-round technical knockout. For Khataev, this victory was the seventh in seven professional fights.

“This fight was easy for the imam. For me, the Bolotniks represented a certain stage in the Imam’s career. And I forced the Imam to box in class; I did not allow him to finish off his opponent. To be honest, I overestimated Bolotnix in the context of Imam’s boxing. Bolotnix has boxed with good opponents. With the same Buatsi, he fought a competitive fight until the 11th round. I repeat, I overestimated the Bolotniks, but it turned out that Imam came out and hit the bag like in training, ”Kadushin told .

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