Gvozdyk: If I beat a Russian, I don’t think anyone in Ukraine will be too upset

Alexander is ready to enter the ring with Russian boxers

Former World Welterweight Champion Alexander Gvozdyk explained why he is ready to enter the ring with Russian boxers.

“Firstly, I am not engaged in the organization of fights. Secondly, now everyone says that it is not necessary to box or compete in the same arena with Russian boxers. It’s a difficult question. On the one hand, yes, because if the Russians box, they increase the authority of their state. On the other hand, we will not play chess with him, but beat each other. If I beat a Russian, I don’t think anyone will be too upset in Ukraine,” Gvozdyk said.

“I don’t know how to do it now, but we’ll see what happens in the future. I have to fight Bivol anyway to fight for the WBA title. I certainly hope Canelo beats him this time. But if he doesn’t win, what should I do? I need to fight for the title. Even if this happens, and he is Russian, I don’t go there to hug him, but to fight.”

The next fight Gvozdyk can hold against Briton Joshua Buatsi – the first number in the WBA rating.

Earlier Gvozdyk said that his next goal is a rematch with Artur Beterbiev. In October 2019, Gvozdyk lost to Beterbiev in a unification bout for the IBF and WBC light heavyweight belts.

Gvozdyk had his last fight in May. The Ukrainian in the 6th round knocked out the Latvian boxer Richards Bolotniks, having obtained the second victory after the resumption of his career.

Source: Sportarena

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