Former UFC fighter Artem Lobov believes that his experience in fist fights and an advantage in anthropometry will help him defeat Ukrainian boxer Denis Berinchik in their upcoming fight with his bare fists.
“Firstly, the experience of fighting with bare fists is very, very important. In fact, this is my own sport. When I first switched to bare fists, I also thought how to prepare for this fight. I tried to train more with boxers, I thought, that it is closer to boxing, but when I tried the first fight, I realized that in fact this is a separate topic and it is necessary to prepare for bare fists, but for this you need to try at least once.
Berinchik never tried this. He says that he had street fights, but we ourselves understand that a street fight is a street fight. It has nothing to do with professional fighting.
Therefore, of course, experience, and secondly, my size. For me, this will be the lowest weight in my entire career – 64 kg. I have never performed so low before. My dimensions will help me too, especially in the clinch, which is allowed here. I think that thanks to these two factors I will take this fight “, – said Artem Lobov in an interview with the Ushatayka: Sport-Express YouTube channel.