Arslanbek Makhmudov is a boxer who is gaining more and more popularity and attracting a lot of attention. The Russian has huge ambitions for the future, and his biggest wish is Anthony Joshua. Makhmudov believes that he would be the winner in that match.
Even as an amateur, he defeated two fighters who managed to defeat Joshua. "I'd like to fight with Joshua," Makhmudov told Sky Sports. "Maybe it gives me some advantage of course. It's interesting. How he lost to two opponents, I beat those two opponents, it's interesting.
Already we have history. It's going to be an interesting fight."
Makhmudov will have an interesting challenge, considering that he enters the ring on Sunday and fights with Raphael Akpejiori. "My goal is to do my job. If I do my job well, a knockout's coming."
Having the world title is what he dreams of.
Nevertheless, what needs to be emphasized is the fact that Arslanbek believes in himself. There is no limit to what you can achieve when you believe in yourself. From the time he was a child, he had the support of his uncle, who predicted that he would have a very successful career in the future.
"All my fights are a message to my rivals. It's my motivation to be the best in the world. I think it's normal for all sportsmen. All sportsmen want to be the best in the world. That's my goal to be best and first in the world, to show I can do that.
My uncle brought me to a boxing gym and told me you're going to be like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. I remember his words and this is my goal still." Although it is unrealistic at the moment, Makhmudov is open to a fight against WBC title holder Tyson Fury.
"I don't think so because they need to fight with [Oleksandr] Usyk. But of course if I have this opportunity, why not? They give me an opponent, I will do the fight, that's it. My target is to destroy everyone. That's it.".
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