Romankevich expressed confidence in Babanin’s victory over Johnson

Photo: © Izvestia/Alexey Maishev

Photo: © Izvestia/Alexey Maishev

Russian boxer Maxim Babanin is the favorite in the fight against Kevin Johnson. The corresponding statement was made by kickboxer Pyotr Romankevich.

My prediction is that Babanin will win on points or early“- noted Romankevich.

He also commented on the fight between Pavel Shulsky and American Jason Gavern.

I don’t know the American, but I know that Pasha is coming into this fight after an injury. Therefore, I wish Pavel good luck and will try to be at this evening“- said the kickboxer.

Total at the Fight Club tournament “Four fights will take place in Chelyabinsk. In addition to the Babanin-Johnson fight, Russian Pavel Shulsky and Jason Gavern from the USA will compete in the co-main fight.

In two more fights of the tournament, boxers from Russia and the USA will also compete against each other. Thus, the opponent of the Russian Edgar Ghukasyan will be the American Gemini Ramirez, and Igor Sviridchenkov will enter the ring and fight with Peter Dobson, respectively.

The fights will last four rounds of three minutes.

The tournament will take place at the Chelyabinsk Sports Palace “Yunost”, its start is scheduled for 21:00 Moscow time (23:00 Chelyabinsk time). Live broadcast of fights will begin at 22:00 Moscow time (00:00 Chelyabinsk time).

Maxim Babanin is a Russian professional boxer, international master of sports of Russia, former member of the Russian boxing team. During his amateur career, Babanin became the champion of Russia in 2015, bronze medalist of the European Championship in 2017 and bronze medalist of the World Championship in 2019. He is also known for defeating such famous champions as the amateurs, such as Briton Tyson Fury – Maxim Babanin defeated him in the final of the European Junior Championships in 2007. After turning professional, he fought six fights, winning six times, including four by knockout.

Babanin had his last fight on August 17 in Yekaterinburg against Ukrainian German Skobenko, whom he defeated on points by unanimous decision. The last fight in the framework of “Fight Club” “The Russian spent April 29 last year in Krasnogorsk against experienced compatriot Evgeny Orlov, nicknamed Molecule of Hell, whom he defeated by technical knockout in the 3rd round.

Kevin Johnson is an American professional boxer. During his professional career, he fought 60 fights, in which he won 36 times (20 times by knockout), suffered 22 defeats, and drew two more fights. In his last fight as part of the “Fight Club”August 19 Johnson conceded 24-year-old Russian Mark Petrovsky by decision. In that fight, the American entered the ring with a license from the Russian Boxing Federation.

Source: Ren


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