By Anna Dragost (Allboxing.ru)
Anna Dragost, a flamboyant and charming America-based Russian reporter and Allboxing.ru own correspondent in the States, set a highly ambitious goal for herself. Anna has decided to start a brand new reality show “Become a Champ”.
The pattern is simple, yet interesting – to bring a relatively unknown Russian fighter overseas for 45 days, to follow him, filming short episodes, and helping him to arrange some suitable environment for training, to find a local coach and, finally, to arrange a TV debut and to sign an agreement with one of American promoters.
The first fighter to enter the show is Spain-based Petr Petrov (32-4-2, 15 KOs), who is coming off a highly controversial decision loss to undefeated Montenegrin Dejan Zlaticanin in April, a fight, a number of observers felt he had won convincingly. Petrov is 30 years old and mostly known for his one-sided loss to the welterweight terror Marcos Maidana via KO 4 in September 2011.
Petrov will make his debut on American soil as part of the ShoBox: The New Generation on Dec. 6 against Mickey Bey (18-1-1, 9 KOs), who also lost his last fight via a crushing TKO in the final round to John Molina. It was a battle Bey was handily winning up until the last round.