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Ismayl Sillakh is Expecting Dawson To Defeat Hopkins

By Alexander Pavlov

Undefeated light heavyweight contender Ismayl Sillakh (17-0, 14KOs) believes Chad Dawson will defeat Bernard Hopkins in Saturday's rematch in Atlantic City. Sillakh returns on Friday night against fellow unbeaten Russian boxer Denis Grachev (11-0-1, 7KOs). Sillakh and Grachev actually sparred with each other in the past.

Sillakh, like Dawson, doesn't believe Hopkins actually injured his shoulder in the second round of the first fight. Sillakh is the top rated contender and plans to fight the winner.

"I hope that this time there will be no tricks from Hopkins. I think Dawson should easily win, and then he will refuse to fight the number one ranked contender, which is me. Hopefully, he will not run away from me. Although it will not be easy [to get that fight]. Once again they might start unifying belts, and so on," he said.

"I think that Hopkins is unlikely to win. The first fight showed that he had no chance. But he is so clever and experienced, that maybe he'll surprise us. We have to wait and see."

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TeamUppercut on 04-26-2012

[B]Sillakh Wants To Change the Way You Look at Boxing[/B] By Kenny Pailes, 10:00AM, Thu. Apr. 26 Ismayl Sillakh Ismayl Sillakh You are an enlightened modern sports enthusiast, and you think you know boxing. You think the "sweet science" is…

Comment by MalikKnucklez on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12048118]Don't Hairon look like a mini Solis? Maybe not Solis but he looks like somebody and I can't get my finger on it.[/QUOTE] If Gamboa and Solis were to have a baby, his name would be Hairon Socarras.

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 04-26-2012

Ismayl is the truth!!

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=MalikKnucklez;12048115]Grachev is gonna get demolished. I wanna see Dawson/Sillakh[/QUOTE] Don't Hairon look like a mini Solis? Maybe not Solis but he looks like somebody and I can't get my finger on it.

Comment by MalikKnucklez on 04-26-2012

Grachev is gonna get demolished. I wanna see Dawson/Sillakh

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