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Chagaev Explains Why He Parted With Universum

By Inna “Basya” Lagun (Allboxing.ru) and Alexey Sukachev

Ruslan Chagaev, the former WBA heavyweight champion of the world, has been competing under German promotional company Universum for more than eight years since joining their team in 2004. In his interview with Allboxing.ru, Chagaev revealed some details regarding the plan to move his career into another direction in the very near future and commented on the reasons behind the move.

“I need to move forward, and Universum cannot provide me with a sufficient amount of regular fights. I just cannot compete regularly within the team. When Universum changed its board and its head, I hoped the situation would turn out to be for the best but without [a deal] with the cable channels it’s very hard to accomplish.

"Time has passed by and I have fought just twice in over a year and a half. This rate of activity is way too low for me, and I’m not satisfied. I sat down with Waldemar (Waldemar Kluch is a current head of Universum Box-Promotion), we talked for a bit and came to a mutual agreement to terminate my contract, so now I’m a free agent. A free agent has a bigger pool of possibilities; he can insert his fights on different cards himself, and it’s easier than for a promoter to find him a place on there. I have experienced a soft, friendly departure from Universum, so I’m ready to fight on their cards as well, as soon as I receive a lucrative offer.

"I’m training under Michael Timm’s guidance now, getting all way to Schwerin (100 kms) but I’m also looking for a new candidate to work as my head coach. Timm works presently with the German national amateur team, so he will not be in my corner onvfight night – it’s not allowed. Artur Grigoryan will help me during [my next] fight instead. I’ll continue to train both in Germany and in the States after the fight – thanks to my former and new contacts overseas."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=chocolate;12402922]Of Course Chagaev did well , But lets remember a 46/ 47 year old Evander Holyfield got robbed on the scorecards in germany against Valuev so lets cut the bull**** out that Valuev is a world class athlete with A…

Comment by chocolate on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=Superflo777;12402873]That makes it impressive he beat Valuev. That's a height difference of 36 centimetres or 14.17 inches. Can you think of any title fight with a comparable height disadvantage for one fighter??[/QUOTE] Of Course Chagaev did well , But lets…

Comment by Superflo777 on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=chocolate;12402845]Box-rec have Chagaev's height listed as 5'11 and he's a lot slower than Haye. Wlad is what 6'7?[/QUOTE] That makes it impressive he beat Valuev. That's a height difference of 36 centimetres or 14.17 inches. Can you think of any…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 08-05-2012

I like that Chagaev wants to fight more often. I think it's great that Ruslan was able to take his career into his own hands and free himself of a promoter that wasn't getting him fights. One of the biggest…

Comment by chocolate on 08-05-2012

Box-rec have Chagaev's height listed as 5'11 and he's a lot slower than Haye. Wlad is what 6'7?

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