Last weekend, Uzbek top prospect, second middleweight, Bektemir Melikuziev defeated American Morgan Fitch, stopping his opponent in the third round.
Initially, Melikuziev planned to fight on January 30 with ex-world light heavyweight champion Sergei Kovalev, but the Russian failed the doping test. Bektemir believes that if he did meet with “Crusher”, the outcome of their fight would be the same.
“I think the same thing would happen to Kovalev as to Fitch. Perhaps I would need more time. They have similar styles. Of course, Sergey’s level is much higher, he fought with the strongest opponents, became world champion three times. the drawing of a fight with him would be similar to this one, “Bektemir Melikuziev said in an interview with the YouTube channel Fight Hub TV.
We will remind, Melikuziev also stated that he believes the words of Kovalev that he did not take doping on purpose.