The undefeated world light heavyweight champion Arthur Beterbiev published a post on social networks in which he remembered exactly when he realized his love for boxing.
“I started boxing when I was nine years old. I went to training, obeyed the coach, did everything that was required. But I didn’t have much love for this sport. But when I turned eleven, everything changed.
One day I returned home and saw that my parents and older brothers were watching boxing. There was the 1996 Olympics. I sat down next to me and could not tear myself away. I saw all the power of this sport, the joy of victory in the eyes of athletes, and I realized – I want it the same way! I want to fight and I want to win! 24 years have passed since then, and nothing has changed. I still want to fight and win, “Beterbiev wrote on Instagram.